About Councilman Brooks


Albus Brooks,
Council District 8

Albus Brooks has devoted his career to shaping the lives of Denver’s youth to ensure better opportunities for kids and a better future for our city. His positive leadership in our neighborhoods, on the campaign to elect Gov. John Hickenlooper – and even on the football field at CU – has made our community stronger.

Albus Brooks is formerly the director of the Issachar Center for Urban Leadership, which develops leaders for 4 years of their academic career through service, study, and spirituality. Through a partnership which Albus Brooks helped organize with Mile High Ministries and the Living Legacy Foundation, Issachar apprentices earn a full-ride college scholarship and an opportunity to reach their potential.

In 2010, Albus Brooks took time away from Issachar to help then-Mayor John Hickenlooper become Colorado’s governor. He served as Hickenlooper’s Outreach and Political Director and managed the campaign’s field and constituency outreach operations, ensuring that every Coloradan’s voice was heard and learning from one of Denver’s great leaders before returning to Issachar. His work at Issachar stems from a desire and commitment he has to make a difference in the lives of our youth. After graduating from college with a B.A. in Religious Studies, Albus Brooks realized a deep need for transforming the lives of kids in the district, Albus Brooks developed Young Life’s first organizational chapter in North East Denver and served there for eight years.

Albus Brooks’ success mentoring kids stems from a work ethic he has carried with him all his life. As a young man growing up in California, Albus Brooks’ hard work separated him as a leader on the football field. He was named an All American Blue Chip player and recruited to the University of Colorado. At CU, Albus Brooks continued to set himself apart. Sports Illustrated named him to a list of the Top 10 Hardest Hitters and the National Football League took interest before injuries ended his career.

But it is District 8 where Albus Brooks feels most at home. He lives in Cole with his wife Debi Brooks, and their three young children, Makai, Kenya and Kaya.

Now, as the Councilman for Denver’s most diverse district, Albus Brooks is called to connect diverse communities, and to fully represent all of the residents of District 8. With a focused vision for a better district, Albus Brooks is determined to bring positive change. His office will be working closely with a District 8 non-profit, Engage 8, in an effort to engage, mobilize, and empower the residents of the district. With a genuine heart for the City of Denver, and a love for its residents, Albus Brooks is a servant leader dedicated to making Denver a better place.

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

Councilman Albus Brooks serves on the following committees:

Meeting Times

Every other Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Check the calendar below for up to date meeting information

Agencies of Responsibility and Oversight
  • Office of Economic Development
  • Denver International Airport
  • Department of Excise & Licenses

Other Partner Agencies and Entities of Interest
  • Visit Denver
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Metro Chamber

Meeting Times

Every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Check the calendar below for up to date meeting information.

Agencies of Responsibility and Oversight

  • North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative
  • Community Planning & Development
  • National Western Stock Show


Meeting Times
Every other Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Check the calendar below for up to date meeting information
 

Agencies of Responsibility and Oversight

  • Safety
  • County Court
  • City Attorney
  • District Attorney
  • Human Services
  • Office of Economic Development Housing Issues
  • Environmental Health
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Denver Health
  • Education & Children
  • Independent Monitor
  • Office of Human Rights & Community Partnerships

Other Partner Agencies and Entities of Interest

  • Denver Housing Authority
  • Denver Public Schools

Learn more about other council committees.

Initiatives

  • Imagin8 Tour - Strategic visioning process bringing every neighborhood together to share ideas about challenges and opportunities in District 8. Funded through a partnership with the Denver Foundation’s Strengthening Neighborhoods Program.
  • Engage 8 - A non-profit recently started and spun off by the office. Engage 8 will enrich and empower the residents of District 8 by supporting their ideas, building upon their strengths, sustaining existing community organizations, encouraging civic activity and developing innovative initiatives.
  • Vacant and Derelict - Holding property owners accountable who have been grossly negligent, resulting in their properties becoming a community blight.
  • Crack pipe legislation - Believe it or not, crack pipes are sold in many of our convenient stores all over the city. This legislation would prohibit the predatory sale of crack pipes.
  • Renter’s Rights-Creating a more transparent relationship between renters and landlords.
  • Homeless initiatives (attached in the "News" section of this site)
  • Development of 5 Points;
  • Make Welton St a two-way street, restore the Rossonian to
  • Urban Renewal District created for the first time in 5 points (gives developers the incentive of tax increment financing, to assist with re-development).
  • Development of a 24 hour resource center for homeless in Denver
  • Support mill levy dollars so neighborhood libraries can be restored to 45 hours city wide.
  • Grocery Stores eliminating the food desert in NE Denver:
  • Sunflower Market (Colfax & Garfield)
  • Walgreens Produce Market (new venture for the company)

 *Letters of inquiry: Sprouts (in Five Points),Magic Johnson Enterprise and In-N-Out Burger©


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