About Councilman Nevitt

Chris Nevitt was born into an American Foreign Service family and spent his childhood traveling around the globe. Born in Ubonrajathani, Thailand, Chris also spent time growing up in Bangkok, Thailand; Lagos, Nigeria; Canberra, Australia; and that most exotic of locales, Fairfax County, Virginia. Of Quaker heritage, Chris earned his undergraduate degree at Haverford College, a Quaker college outside Philadelphia. He went on to earn a PhD in political economy from the University of California, San Diego, then spent six years teaching at Arizona State University.

In 2001, Chris and his wife Lisa moved to Denver – something of a homecoming for Lisa, whose maternal family are long-time Denver natives. In 2002, Chris joined the Denver Area Labor Federation in 2002 and helped found and run the Front Range Economic Strategy Center, or FRESC, a research, policy, and community-union partnership organization. In 2007, Chris was elected to the Denver City Council with 63% of the vote. From 2010 - 2012 Chris served as City Council President, helping guide Denver governance through three mayoral administrations and two City Councils.

Council Committee Meetings

Denver City Council members serve on several different committees, each concerned with various areas of City government. Committees meet regularly to discuss and prepare proposed laws.

Councilman Chris Nevitt serves on the following committees:

Meeting Times

Meets Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • Business development, promotion, and retention
  • Workforce training and development
  • City contracting and concessions policies and programs
  • Housing affordability policies and programs
  • Energy, waste, water, and other sustainability policies and programs
  • Tourism, conventions, cultural, and sports attractions
  • Climate action planning and programs

Meeting Times

Meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • City budget, bonding, purchasing and other financial policies and decisions
  • State and federal legislation and lobbying
  • Denver elections and ballot measures
  • City personnel policies
  • City internal organization and operations
  • Relations w/ other local governments

  • Amendment 64

    Meeting Times

    Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:30 P.M. in Room 391 of the City & County Building (1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80202).

    Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

    The committee will discuss issues related to the implementation of Amendment 64 passed by the voters in the November 2012 election regarding recreational use and retail of Marijuana.

For the latest information about Denver City Council committee meetings, full council meetings, and agendas, visit the Denver City Council Meetings page.