Boards & Commissions

Denver is a growing and diverse city. Each one of us can contribute to our city. We need your help by taking the time to serve as an active member of a board or commission. Appointments to boards and/or commissions are a vital part of local government and provide for direct citizen involvement in city affairs. Working together we can successfully prepare for our city’s future.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock appoints approximately 700 people to serve on over 130 City and County of Denver Boards and Commissions. Our office manages this process of recruiting, interviewing and recommending candidates.

Please review our list of boards and commissions if you are interested in considering yourself and/or others in the community who can contribute and influence city policies by serving on one of these boards or commissions.

Number of members: Undeclared
Term : 4 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Oversees the outside yearly audit of the city. 2 appointees by the Mayor, 2 appointees by the City Council and 2 appointees by the Auditor. 

City Managers and an external audit professional familiar with finance or city government.

Meets: To be determined

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order, #E069 (2001)

Jeffrey Hart - 12/31/2015
Maurice Goodgaine - 12/31/2016
Dennis Gallagher - None

Contact Person:
Denis Berckefeldt

Number of members: 25
Term : 3 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None
Enabling Authorization: None

Oversee the implementation of the Denver Bicycle Master Plan, work with the city to develop engineering standards for street, roadway and trail designs to accommodate bicycles, review roadway and trail projects. 


Monthly on the first Thursday
5:30 pm
201 West Colfax Avenue
Room 4.I.4

Contact Person: 
Emily Snyder, Senior City Planner

Anna Jones, 12/31/2014
Shelley Smith, 12/31/2014
David Mintzer, 12/31/2014
Antonia Barducci, 12/31/2014
Julio Trujillo, 12/31/2014
Rocio Rowland, 12/31/2014
Megan, Alderton, 12/31/2015
Darrell West, 12/31/2015
Paul Garcia, 12/31/2015
Mark Kelley, 12/31/2015
Aylene McCallum, 12/31/2015
Douglas Shinkle, 12/31/2015
Tom Wagner, 12/31/2015
Michael Welker, 12/31/2015
Alyssa Alt 12/31/2016
Matt Couzens 12/31/2016
Tangier Barnes 12/31/2016
Parry Burnap 12/31/2016
Charles White 12/31/2016
Tracy Davis, 12/31/2016
Libby Kaiser, 12/31/2016
Katherine McKenna, 12/31/2016
Ean Tafoya, 12/31/2016
Joshua Thurmond, 12/31/2016
Kevin Williams, 12/31/2016

Number of members: 5
Term : 5 years
Compensation: yes
Confirmation: None
Enabling Authorization: City Charter B1.19, RMC 59-51

The Board is responsible for reviewing appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administration and Appeals to Zoning Code and can grant Zoning variance and exceptions.

Traditions but not set, i.e. different quadrants. 

Jose Aguayo , 2/10/15
Rafael Espinoza, 2/10/15
Penny Elder, 2/10/16
Kevin Wrede, 2/10/17
Don Sandoval, 2/10/18
Frank Schultz, 2/10/18
Sandra Roberts, 2/10/19

Meets: Zoning Hearing Room, Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM except Holiday in 2H14, 201 West Colfax Avenue, WEWMB

Janice Tilden

Number of members: 5
Term : 
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

The Board shall advise the director of employee assistance in defining the program policy direction of the office of employee assistance.


The Board shall consist of five members who are appointed by the mayor from the following areas:

  • One member of the city council
  • The mayor's chief of staff
  • The auditor
  • Two members of the Denver business community, one of whom must be a part of an organization with an existing employee assistance program.

Meets: Quarterly, or as called by the chairperson of the board.

Enabling Authorization: None

Carol Boigon, Councilwoman
Dennis Gallagher, Auditor
Kelly Brough
William Saslow
George Rock

Contact Person: 
Chris Weimer

Number of members: 4
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

The trustees are responsible for overseeing the administration, operation, and maintenance of the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver and reside within one mile of the Botanic Gardens.

Monthly, beginning in January
4th Tuesday of the month @4:00 p.m.
Gates Hall, Main Boettcher Memorial Building
Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street

Enabling Authorization: Agreements between the City and County of Denver and the Denver Botanic Gardens (1991)

Charles Woolley, 12/31/2014
Roger Armstrong, 12/31/2014
Peter Kirsch, 12/31/2014
Christine Grawemeyer, 12/31/2016
Lauri Dannemiller,  None

Contact Person:
Karen Peters
phone: 720 865-3515
fax: 720 865-3720

Number of members: 3
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: Undeclared
Confirmation: None

Section 30-6-109.7, C.R.S. sets forth a process to correct irregular and irrational boundaries between the city and county of Denver and the neighboring counties of Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson, which result in the confusion and inefficient delivery of public services or which jeopardize the ability of landowners to use and develop their property. The Boundary Council Commission performs these functions set forth in this state statute.

Members must hold a City office.

Meets: As needed.

Enabling Authorization: Denver Charter Section 2.2.6 (A)

Councilman Chris Nevitt, 7/01/2014 
Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, 7/01/2014
Councilman Chris Herndon, 7/01/2014

Contact Person:
Chuck Solomon, City Attorney Office

Cherry Creek North Board of Directors

Number of members: 12
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

The business improvement district responsibilities are to create a quality and supportive environment that enhances the ability of the district's retailers, property owners and tenants to prosper individually.  Some maintenance services include: irrigation and lawn maintenance of more than 3.5 acres of grass; snow removal from 32,000 square feet of right-of-way sidewalk; trash removal; maintenance of the fountains, plaza, lighting and benches.

Members must be retailers, property owners and office tenants within the district.

2nd Wednesday of each month @7:30 AM
299 E. Milwaukee St.
Denver, CO

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance 154

Michael Callas, 12/31/14
Bob Mattucci, 12/31/14
Bob Flynn 12/31/15
Lee Driscoll, 12/31/15
Dave Hadsell, 12/31/15
Jan Lucas, 12/31/15
Roy Kline, 12/31/15
Norman Smith, 12/31/15
Chris Dunn 12/31/16
Christy Fitzpatrick 12/31/16
Charles Kercheval 12/31/16

Contact Person:
Julie Underdahl

Cherry Creek SubArea Board of Directors

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the district.

Members must be retailers, property owners, residents, or tenants within the district.

Meets: As need; Call to confirm.

Enabling Authorization: 31-25-1201 State Statute (BID)

Paul Rossi, 12/31/2008
David P. Veldman, 12/31/2010
Paul Stann, 12/31/2010
Dan Reagan, 12/31/2010
Robert E. Rhodes, 12/31/2010

Contact Person:
Mary Carter

Colfax Board of Directors

Number of members: 7
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Responsibilities include creating a quality and supportive environment that enhances the ability of the district's retailers, property owners and tenants to prosper individually.

Members must be retailers, property owners, residents, or tenants within the district.

2nd Tuesday of each month @10 AM
1490 Lafayette
Suite 108
Denver, CO

Enabling Authorization: 31-25-1201 State Statute (BID)

April A. Sedillos, 12/31/2013
Leonard Austin, 12/31/2013
Brian McDermott, 12/31/2014
Anthony Loeffler, 12/31/2015
Jimmy Balafas, 12/31/2015
Sean O'Connell, 12/31/2015
Tina Pachorek, 12/31/2015

Contact Person:
Stephanie Salazar

Downtown Denver Board of Directors

Number of members: 7
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

Members must be residents or own property within the City and County of Denver.

Monthly on the first Thursday @1:30 p.m.
Downtown Denver Partnership
511 16th Street.
Suite 200
Denver, CO

Enabling Authorization: City Charter Section A2.29-A2.45

Ed Blair, 12/31/2015
Josh Comfort, 12/31/2015
Joshua Fine, 12/31/2015
Dorit Makovsky Fischer, 12/31/2015
Susan Cantwell, 12/31/2016
Gina Guarascio, 12/31/2016
Connie O'Murray, 12/31/2016

Contact Person:
John Desmond
303 534-6161

Old South Gaylord Board of Directors

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

The business improvement district is responsible for the administration, operation and maintainance of the Old South Gaylord Business Improvement District.

Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver, tenants or property owners in the District.

Bi-annually; Call to confirm

Enabling Authorization: CRS 31-25-1208 and Ordinance 8041990

Joyce Bickel, 12/31/2008 
Max Barber, 12/31/2009
Nicholas Antonopoulos, 12/31/2007
Diana Moyle, 12/31/2007

Contact Person: 
Greg Sauber

West Colfax Board of Directors

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Responsibilities include creating a quality and supportive environment that enhances the ability of the district's retailers, property owners and tenants to prosper individually.

Members must be a representative of at least one of the following: retailer, property owner, or office tenant within the West Colfax District.

To be determined

Enabling Authorization: State Statute, City Ordinance #598

David Goldblatt, 10/3/2014
Dennis Gonzalez, 10/3/2014
Annette Alo, 10/3/2015
Diane Didier Vollmer, 10/3/2015
Cameron Bertron, 10/3/2016

Contact Person: 
Dan Shaw

Number of members: 3
Term : POM
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

To oversee the Daniels/ Denver Cableland Foundation 

  • 2 appointed by the Mayor
  • 4 by the Daniels Foundation
  • Manager of Parks and Recreation 

Monthly; 3rd Thursday of March, June, September, and December
4150 Shangrila
Denver, CO 80246

Enabling Authorization: Joint Agreement with Daniels Foundation

Anthony Aragon 
Honorable Marcia Johnson 
Lauri Dannemiller, Mgr. of Parks & Rec.

Contact Person:
Daniel Beck

Number of members: 5
Term : 5 years
Compensation: Yes
Confirmation: Yes

The Board is responsible for recruitment, examination and certification of applicants for employment and promotions in the career service authority.  It appoints administrative officers to hear and decide personnel matters of the City and County of Denver employees.

City and County of Denver current employees may not serve on this board.

1st Thursday, 5 p.m. and 3rd Thursday, 9 a.m.
201 West Colfax Avenue
Wellington Webb building
Room 4.G.2.

Enabling Authorization: City Charter C5.23

Derrick Fuller, 9/16/14
Colleen M. Rea, Esq., 9/16/16
Patti Klinge, 9/16/18
Gina Casias, 9/16/17

Fran Trujillo, Career Service Authority, 720-913-5168,
Natalie Landau, Deputy Director, (720) 913-5727,
Melissa Fisher, Interim Deputy Director, (720) 913-5663,

Number of Members: 8 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No

Function: The Board advises and assists the planning board and/or planning office in their review procedures.

 Three licensed architects and one licensed landscape architect who reside in Denver; one member of the Board of Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District or its designated successor; one property owner; one retailer from the district; and one non-voting representative from the Denver Planning Office.

 Bimonthly on the 2nd and 4thTuesday at 7:30 a.m. at 299 Milwaukee.

 Chris Gleissner 720-865-2938   

Enabling Authorization:
 Charter Sec. 59-530


Dick Marshall, 11/01/14
Bill Moon, 11/01/14
Blake Mourer, 11/01/14
Matt McMichael, 11/01/15
Bob Mattucci, 11/01/15
Christopher Crosby, ex-officio
Chris Gleissner, ex-officio
Number of Members: 7 (Appointed by Mayor)
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: Up to $1200.00 per year in addition to necessary expenses. 
Confirmation: Yes 


Paul Burleson 01/01/15
Cathy Reynolds 01/01/15
Nita Gonzales 01/01/15

Cisco Gallardo, 01/01/16
Mark Brown, 01/1/16
Mary Davis, 01/1/16
Steven Foster 01/01/16

Function: Assess the effectiveness of the Monitor's Office; make policy level recommendations regarding discipline, use of force, and other policies; address rules, hiring, training, community relations, and the complaint process; address any other issues of concern to the community, members of the board, the monitor, the Manager of Safety, the Chief of Police, the Undersheriff, or the Fire Chief.

Qualifications: Must be resident of the City and County of Denver; no officer or employee of the City; neither the members of the Board nor any of their immediate family members, shall have ever been employed by the Denver Police, Sheriff of Fire Department.

Meets: TBD

Contact:    Citizen Oversight Board voice mail         720-913-3150
                  Gerri Castellano, 720-913-3306,  
For more information, please visit the Citizen Oversight Board Website

Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance #730 (2004)

Number of Members: 5 
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: $100.00 per meeting and expenses
Confirmation: No


Anna Flores, 12/31/2013

Cecilia E. Mascarenas, 12/31/2014

Neil G. Berlin, 12/31/2015

Federico Alvarez, 12/31/2015

Hillary Potter, 12/31/2015

Function: The Commission's duties, powers and responsibilities include establishing, fostering and maintaining a merit personnel system providing for the selection and appointment by the Manager of Safety of those determined to be the best qualified entry-level applicants and promotional candidates to the Classified Service of the Denver Fire and Police Departments.  The Commission is also responsible for establishing and administering a disciplinary and disqualification review process for members of the Classified Service.  

Qualifications: The Commissioners shall be citizens of the United States. Two (2) members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, Two (2) members of the Commission shall be appointed by City Council, and One (1) member of the Commission shall be nominated by the Mayor and appointed by ordinance or resolutoin of the Council.  Meets: Monthly on the second and fourth Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at the Welllington Webb Building, 7th Floor Civil Service Commission Office.

Composition:  In making appointments to the Commission, the Mayor and City Council shall consider the diversity of the citizens of the City & County of Denver.  

Meets:  Monthly on the first and third Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80202. 

Contact: Earl Peterson, Executive Director, (720) 913-3351, Fax (720) 913-3373,

Enabling Authorization: City Charter 9.3.1

Max. Number of Members 40
Term: POM
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No


Roger Armstrong
Jill Barkin
Rick Barnes
Christine Benero
Geoff Bennett
Ed Blair
Albus Brooks, City Councilman
Don Burnes
Terrell Curtis
Shawn DeBerry
Tami Door
Andrew Feinstein
Leslie Foster
Stephen Gould
Ismael Guerrero
Michael Henry
Jeff Hirota
Doug Hock
Regina Huerter
Nikki Jackson
Sharon Knight
Randle Loeb
Tony Lopez, Commander, District 6
Tom Luehers
Victoria McVicker
Brad Meuli
Judy Montero, City Councilwoman
Debbie Ortega, City Councilwoman
John Parvensky
Nancy Rider
Jeanne Robb, City Councilwoman
Paul Ryan
Gary Sanford
Richard Scharf
Jon Schlegel
Mark Wright
 To participate in a community-wide effort to develop a ten year plan to end homelessness in the City and County of Denver and to help oversee the implementation of such a plan.

 Knowledge of homelessness and local human resources.

Meets: Varies, call contact person

Contact: Bennie Milliner, 720-944-2200,  

Enabling Authority: Mayor's Office.

Number of Members: 21 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 


Lucia Guzman, Rep. Local Elected Official, 06/30/2014
Gary Wilson, Undersheriff, 06/30/2014
Judy D. Dulac, Dpt. Human Services, 06/30/2014
Makisha Boothe, DPS, 06/30/2014
Paul Rosenthal, Citizen Rep., 06/30/2014
Marshal Seufert, Public Defender's Office, 06/30/2017
Jane J. Prancan,Citizen, 06/30/2015
Margaret Reiland,Criminal Justice, 06/30/2015
Shawn Cohn,Probation Officer, 06/30/2016
Sylvia Sich, Public Safety, 06/30/2016
John "Jay" Flynn, Citizen, 06/30/2017
Daniel Diaz, Dept. of Safety Rep., 06/30/2017
Fran Jamison, Probation Rep., 06/30/2017
Jeaneene Miller, Rep. Criminal Justice, 06/30/2013
Lamar S. Sims, Rep. District Attorney's Office, 06/30/2017
Eric Holzwarth, Rep. Dept. of Corrections, 06/30/2017
Erin Stremming, Rep. Denver Human Services, 06/30/2017
Michael Anderson, Rep. Criminal Justice, 06/30/2017

Function: The board is responsible for advising city government on correction issues, establishing programs criteria and participating in the screening and selection of potential candidates for placement in community facilities.
Qualifications: The Denver Community Corrections Board shall consist of twenty-one members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and whose appointments shall be confirmed by ordinance. The Board shall be comprised as follows: six representatives of the citizens of the city; three representatives of the city department of safety; one of whom shall be the director of the department of corrections/undersheriff; one locally elected official; two individuals with experience, knowledge, and interest in the criminal justice field; one victim's advocate from a local public or private agency; the remaining members to include not more than one representative from each of the following public agencies: the city district attorney's office; the city public defender's office; the city department of human services; the state department of corrections; the state department of human services; the city public school district; the city district court adult probation; and the city district court juvenile probation office.

Meets: Monthly on the third Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., at 303 West Colfax, 11th floor.

Contact: Greg Mauro, 720-913-8252, Fax 720-913-8920,

Enabling Authorization: CRS 17-27-101 and Resolution No. 63 Series of 1989

Number of Members: 15 Members
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Steve Berson
Rev. Gilbert Caldwell
Diane Hartman
Tom Knorr
Butch Montoya
Judge Patterson
Bill Ritter
John Smith

Enabling Authorization:

Number of Members: 1 appointed by the Mayor 
Term: POM
Compensation: None 
City Council Approval: No 

Seneca Holmes, Mayor's Office representative 

 To help alleviate the affects of poverty, demonstrate a way out of poverty and promote movement toward self-sufficiency for low-income residents of Denver whose income does not exceed 125% of federal poverty level.

Qualifications: Determined as needed.

Contact: Ben Levek, Denver Department of Human Services 1200 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204 720.944.2875 / 720.944.3092 (fax)

Meets: Times and dates vary.

Enabling Authorization: federal grant requirement

Members: 15
Term: 3
Compensation: None, reimbursed for reasonable expenses.
City Council Approval: Yes


Stacey Hervey, 9/1/14
Honorable Angela Williams, 9/1/14
Mark Wright, 9/1/14
Barbara Downing, 9/1/15
Adam Espinosa, 9/1/15
Cheryl Heard, 9/1/15
Sean McDermott, 9/1/15
Heather Salazar, 9/1/15

Shawn Cohn, 9/1/16
Louise Boris, 9/1/16
Henry Jackson, 9/1/16
Nikki Johnson, 9/1/16

Alvin LaCabe, Manage of Safety - POM
Gerald Whitman, Chief of Police - POM
Bill Lovingier, Undersheriff - POM
Mary Celeste, Presiding Judge County Court - POM
Vince DiCroce,City Attorney - POM
Tom Moore, Community Corrections Director - POM
Karla Maraccini, Drug Strategy Director - POM
Jeaneene Millier,Community Correction Dir. POM
Robert Mowatt, State Chief Probation Officer - POM
Erik Garcia-Gillespie,State Public Defender - Pom 
Michael Vallejos, Colorado State Public Defender - POM
Councilman Rick Garcia, Council District #1
Councilman Paul Lopez, Council District #3
Councilman Doug Linkhart, Councilmember-At-Large

Larry Naves - Chief Judge - 2nd Judicial Court-POM
Mitch Morrisey - District Attorney - POM

Function: (1) to reduce Crime, partly by reducing criminal recidivism (2) to facilitate coordination among justice system agencies (3) support the development of a data-driven criminal justice system that offers a range of evidence-based sanctions and programs (4) facilitate the development of information technology and data necessary for effective criminal justice policy development, jail population mgmt, and evaluation of sanctions and programs to hold offenders accountable(5)facilitate efficient use of jail space by encouraging alternatives, where appropriate; (6) to recommend expenditures from the Crime Prevention and Control Fund.

: 15 representatives shall be from the following: defense bar, offender service providers, Denver Public Schools, Juvenile Services Planning Committee, city/county juvenile justice system academia, homeless and mental health service providers, 3 victim advocates or representatives, Denver State Delegation, and 3 community at large. 12 members shall be designated agency officers and 3 shall be Denver City Council members. 

 Regina Huerter,  Manager of Safety Office,  (720) 913-6606,

 Third Wednesday of each month, 3-5 pm at 13th and Cherokee in the police auditorium 

Enabling Authorization: CB 152 2005

Number of Members: 2 Appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No 
David Sheldon, 6/01/08
 To oversee operations, management of CTEK, a non-profit business catalyst.

 None Required

Contact: Gary Held, President, (303) 546-9595, 1625 Broadway, Suite 950, Denver, CO 80202.

Meets: Monthly - call to confirm.

Enabling Authorization: CTEK By-laws

Employees Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan Committee

Number of members: 7 Members, 6 appointed by the Mayor
Term: 6 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None
Cary Kennedy, Manager of Finance Revenue

Greg Pixley, 12/31/14

Bruce Backer, 12/31/15

Alan Buchwald, 12/31/15

Les Perry, 12/31/15

Susan Judah, 12/31/16

Joseph Strese, 12/31/16

Steven Ellington, None 

Function: The Board administers the Plan and meets quarterly with the Plan's Third Party Administrators (ICMA and Cooney) to receive a quarterly financial report on their funds, the market, and any issues with regard to the plan administration. Any changes to the offering of funds by either administrator needs to be approved by the Board, the Board also approves changes/updates to the Plan, and makes recommendations to the City on Third Party Administrator contract renewals or contract changes. 

 Must be a city employee and a contributing member of the plan (the Manager of Revenue is not required to be a contributing member of the plan).

 1 pm on the fourth Tuesday of January, April, July and October, in the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building - room number is t.b.a. 

 Susan Judah, 720 913 5043,

Enabling Authorization:
 Denver Code SEC. 18-436 

Plan Details: Deferred Compensation Plan 457

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Members: 24 Members, 17 appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: Yes


John Montgomery, Jr., 08/31/14
Bobbi Walker, 08/31/14
James Wallace, 08/31/14

Ann Daley, 08/31/14
Rick Griffith, 08/31/14
Maruca Salazar, 08/31/14
Tony Smith, 08/31/14
Margie Soo Hoo Lee, 08/31/14
Jayne Buck, 08/31/14
Chandler Romeo, 08/31/14
Gillian Silverman, 08/31/15
Leslie Herod, 08/31/15

Denis Berckefeldt, 08/31/15

Nancy Walsh, 08/31/15

Mary Louise Lee, NONE
Gillian Silverman, 08/31/15

Claudia Jordan, 08/31/16
Richard Tallman, 08/31/16
Yolanda Ortega-Ericksen, 8/31/16

Function: The commission is responsible for providing advice and input to the Director of Arts & Venues on issues relating to arts and cultural affairs.

 The commission shall include eight members of acknowledged accomplishment as either amateurs or professionals in one or more of the following fields: architecture, art criticism, art education, art history, choreography, dance, communicative arts, crafts, folk and ethnic arts, literature, media arts, music, opera, painting, photography, sculpture, theatre, including community theatre, and urban design; two members representing the film industry; three members representing business and labor; four members representing the geographic and demographic diversity of the City.

Meets: Please call to confirm. Monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, 4-6 pm. Different cultural venue each month.

Contact: Ginger White, 720-865-4314 

Enabling Authority: Ordinance (Revised Municipal Code 28-20) in 1991

Number of Members: 13 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Susan Powers, 02/02/15
Angela Casias, 02/02/15
Kenneth Floyd, 02/02/15
April Kalish, 02/02/15
Joelle Pacheco, 02/02/15
Theresa Pena, 02/02/15
Calvin Stegink, 02/02/15
Aeric Watson, 02/02/15
Sara Carpenter, 02/02/16
Jose Reyes, 02/02/16
John Nieman, 02/02/16
Maria Rita Munoz, 02/02/16
Graciela Gonzales, 02/02/17
Cynthia Stone, 02/02/17
Carol Lewis, 02/02/17

Function: To supervise governance of Denver Health Community Services (DCHS); to act as co-applicant with Denver Health for federal grant to DCHS.

Qualifications: Majority must be consumers of the DCHS; no more than half of the remaining members may be persons who derive more than ten percent of annual income from health care industry; remaining members must be representative of DCHS catchment area and knowledgeable in community affairs, local government, finance, legal affairs, trade unions, business or social service; at least one member must be a member of the Denver Health and Hospitals Authority Board of Directors; no Board member may be an employee of the DCHS or related by blood or marriage to such employee; project director may be non-voting ex-officio member.

Meets: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 6 p.m., at Denver Health Authority, 660 Bannock Street, 5th Floor Board Room.

Contact: Dr. Paul Melinkovich - or Jennifer Solano, 303-602-4954

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order

Number of Members: 7 Members, 
Term: 2 Year Terms 
Compensation: None 
Confirmation: Council Ordinance

Zee Ferrufino, 12/31/14
Tony Hernandez, 12/31/14
Scott Mitchell, 12/31/14
Jaren Ducker, 12/31/15
Nick LeMasters, 12/31/15
Scott Wylie, 12/31/15
Diane Barrett, 12/31/15
 The board is responsible for owning, acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating and financing the Convention Center Headquarters Hotel on behalf of the City and its residents.

 Must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be an employee of the City and County of Denver if (2) members are already City and County of Denver employees

 Bill Mosher 303-628-7439 

 4th Monday of every month at 12:00 noon at Hyatt Convention Center Hotel, General Manager's Conference Room 2nd Floor.

Enabling Authorization:
 City Ordinance #150 series of 2003- Council Bill #125

Number of Members: No limit
Year Terms: POM
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No


Susan Thoman, Denver Human Services
Dody Erickson, Parks & Recreation 
Andrea Christensen, Denver International Airport 
Beth Machann, Controller's Office
Rose Maes, Environmental Health 
Shaun Sullivan, City Attorney's Office
James Williamson, General Services
Diane Lapierre, Denver Public Library
Valarie Nealey, Denver Water 

 Carries out the policy of the City and County of Denver to encourage and facilitate donations by its officers and employees to diverse organizations that benefit the community in charitable ways.

 None required

Beth Machann- 720-913-5515 Fax 720-913-5599 

Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month, noon, at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building Room 4.1.4 

Enabling Authorization:
 Executive Order #77

Visit the Denver Latino Commission Site Below:

Number of Members: 1 appointed by the Mayor
Term: POM
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No 

Paul Washingotn, Executive Director, Office of Economic Development  

Function: Governing entity for Visit Denver.

Representative of the City and County of Denver.

Contact: Charleen Pestana 303-892-1112  

: 3rd Wednesday of every other month (Aug, Oct, Dec, etc.) or TBD at 8 AM at the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Room. 

Enabling Authorization:
 Joint Agreement
Number of Members: Up to 15 Members
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No


Lori Mack, 04/20/14
Dana Rinderknecht, 04/20/15
Julia Alvarez, 0420/15
Ariel Cisneros, 04/20/15
Kristy Judd, 04/20/15
Renny Fagan, 04/20/15
Christine Soto, 04/20/15
Sonya Garcia Ulibarri, 04/20/15
Nita Henry, 04/20/15
Eddie Koen, 04/20/15
Rob Smith, 04/20/15
Deborah Brackney, 04/20/16
Kelly Causey, 04/20/16
Shawn Davis, 04/20/16
Christiano Sosa, 04/20/16
Sarah Fischler, 04/20/14

Function: Shall make recommendations to the Mayor regarding non-profit sector issues related but not limited to policies affecting the non-profit sector, possible City of Denver/non-profit partnerships, and identifying potential resources.

 The Commission may be comprised of the following representatives and sectors: The Director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, non-profit organizations, non-profit intermediaries, foundations, umbrella orgranizations, non-profit consultants, City and State Governments.

Meets: 4th Friday of each month at 9 AM-10:30 AM, please call for location.

Contact: Dace West, 720-913-8852,  

Enabling Authorization: Mayor's Office

Number of Members: BOD - 7, BOA - 25
Length of Term: BOD - 3, BOA - 3
City Council Approval: Yes
Board of Directors: 

Sarah Daily, 03/12/15
Gloria Higgins, 03/12/15
Councilman Albus Brooks, 03/12/15
Theresa Pena, 03/12/16
David Cole, 03/12/16
Janice Sinden, 03/21/16
Dr. Arthur Gonzalez, 03/12/16
Theresa Pena, 03/12/16

Board of Advisors:

Betty Cde Baca, 03/12/15
Geraldine "Gerie" Grimes, 03/12/15
Anna Jo Haynes, 03/12/15
Virginia Maloney, 03/12/15
Penny May, 03/12/15
Tameka Montgomery, 03/12/15
Jonathan Reyes, 03/12/15
E Lee Reichert, 03/12/15
David Suppes, 03/12/15
Stephen Vogler, 03/27/15
Michael Yankovich, 03/12/15
Linda C. Adams, 03/12/17
Judy Ham, 03/12/17
Evi Bachrach Makovsky, 03/12/17
Anne Rowe, 03/12/17
Lem Smith, IV, 03/12/17
Susan Steele, 03/12/17
Paul Asper, 03/12/17
Zach Hochstadt, 03/12/17
Amber Munck, 03/12/17

Function: The Preschool Program Board is responsible for administering and governing the new Denver Preschool Program. The Board of Advisors will make non-binding recommendations to the Board of Directors on policy issues.

Qualifications: The Board of Advisors shall consist of twenty-five persons reflecting the diversity of the City and County of Denver and shall include persons with the following qualifications: parents of young children; early childhood education providers, representing a diverse range of different types of providers; education advocates or experts; representatives of the business community; representatives of the non-profit community;  and community representatives.
Meets: Board of Directors: 4th Wednesday of every month from 11am-1pm; Board of Advisors: first Wednesday of every other month from 11:30am-1pm.

Both meetings at Denver Preschool Program offices, 305 Park Avenue West, Suite B 

 Jennifer Landrum, 720-287-5055 OR 

Enabling Authority:
Number of Members: Twenty-one 
Term: 3 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Current Members:

Shannon Spurlock, Co-Chair, Denver Urban Gardens
Dana Miller, Co-Chair, Grow Local Colorado
Eric Kornacki, Revision International
Kristi Roberts, Slow Food Denver
Jessica George, Veterans to Farmers/Local Food Shift
Wade Shelton, Trust for Public Land
Adam Brock, The Growhaus
Chris Parr, Denver Housing Authority
Ceyl Prinster, Colorado Enterprise Fund
Cindy Everett, Urban Land Conservancy
Ryan Galanaugh, Metro CareRing
Megan Bradley, Share Our Strength
Mickki Langston, Mile High Business Alliance
Aron Rosentha, Waste Farmers
Erin Bravo, Real Food Colorado
Jessica Chance , Chance Multimedia
Patti Iwasak, Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart
Mya Strasser, Liberation Sequence Gardens
Jody Norman, JNN Enterprises


Jerry Tinianow, City & County of Denver
Tina Axelrad, Department of Community Planning & Development
Michael Miera, Office of Economic Development
Stacey McConlogue, Department of Environmental Health
Jennifer Wieczorek, Denver Public Health
Rusty Collins, CSU Extension

Mission:  The Denver SFPC influences policy that fosters food security for all community members, and promotes a healthy, equitable, and sustainable local food system, with consideration for economic vitality and environmental impact.  

Contact Person(s):  Shannon Spurlock, Denver Urban Gardens (Shannon@dug/303-292-9900 or Stacey McConlogue, Enironmental Health, (

Meets: Third Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at 1031 33rd Street, 2nd Floor Classroom.  

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order 

Number of Members: 6 Members 
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes


Laura Aldrete, 12/31/2014
William Biano, 12/31/2014
Jerrold Glick, 12/31/2014
Michael West, 12/31/2014
Barb Grogan, 12/31/2015
Elbra Wedgeworth, 12/31/2015

Function: City & County of Denver has authorized the creation of the Colorado Non-Profit Corporation pursuant to the Colorado Revised Non-profit Corporation Act to be known as the Denver Union Station Project Authority for the purpose of financing, acquiring, owning, equipping, designing, constructing, renovating, operating, maintaining and taking any other action that a Colorado Non-profit Corporation may take with respect to the Denver Union Station Project. 

Qualifications:  Familiarity with construction, transportation infrastructure and/or mixed-use urban redevelopment. 

MeetIng Location: Offices of Hogan Lovells, 1200-17th Street, Suite 1500
Meeting Date:  1st Thursday of month
Meeting Time:  1:30 p.m.

 Diane Barrett, 720-865-8780,  

Enabling Authorization:  Articles of Incorporation
Number of Members: 27 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No


Chris Herndon, 01/24/15
Regina Huerter, 01/24/15
Tamara Molyneaux, 01/24/15
Dr. Jim Moran 1/24/15
David Murphy, 01/24/15
William Nagle, 01/24/15
Arthur Ortegon, 01/24/15
Elizabeth Whitmore, 01/24/15
Christopher Conner, 01/24/16
John Simmons, 01/24/16
Flor Amaro, 01/24/16
Robert Bremer, 01/24/16
Robert Dorshimer, 01/24/16
Carroll Watkins Ali, 01/24/16
Richard Benenson, 01/24/16
Cheryl Haggstrom, 1/24/16
Noah Atencio, 01/24/16
Katherine Page, 01/24/16
Laura Pegram, 01/24/16
Sandra Haynes, 01/24/16
Penny May, 01/24/17
Merlyn Karst, 01/24/17
Andrew McClure, 01/24/17
Lori Rabinowitz, 01/24/17
Audrey Vincent, 01/24/17
Katie Karin Wells, Ex-Officio

Function: Denver's Drug Strategy works to engage people at all levels of substance abuse and addiction. The Strategy supports approaches that work to reduce gaps in current substance abuse services. The mission of Denver's Drug Strategy is to "improve prevention and treatment for addictions".

Qualifications: None

Meets: Monthly, 1st Thursday -- Location Varies  
Contact: Nachshon Zohari, 720-944-6375,  

Enabling Authority: Mayor's Office
Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 year terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No 


Fran Mishler, ex-officio
Joyce Brady, property owner, 03/31/11
Brian Phetteplace, 03/31/11
Jason C. Otero, design professional, 03/31/10
Martin Gregg, B-5 District Business Owner, 3/31/10
David Baker, Rep. Design Professional, 03/31/11
Steven Dwyer, Denver resident, B-5 preference, 03/31/11
Mark Meiser, B-5 district business owner,03/31/11

Function: Review and recommend approval to the zoning administrator of applications for signs and street graphics.

Qualifications: One property owner, who owns property in the B-5 district; one member of the board of the 16th Street Pedestrian and Transit Mall or its successor, nominated by the board; one business operator, who operates a business in the B-5 district; one member of Downtown Denver, Inc., nominated by Downtown Denver, Inc.; two design professionals; one resident of Denver, with preference given to a resident of the B-5 district.

 2nd Thursday/month at 9:30 AM in the WMB 4.J.1

 Greg Savage, 720-865-2785

Enabling Authorization: Ord. No. 779-96

Number of Members: 43
Year Terms POM
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Ron Abo
Sueann Ambron
Kim Bailey
Jim Basey
Kathleen Brooker
Bradley Buchanon
Jeffrey Campos
Sarah Cassidy
Linda Clark
Gene Commander
Dana Crawford
Gary Desmond
Tami Door
Bill Elfenbein
Cole Finegan
Jack Finlaw
Bob Flynn
Patty Fontneau
Shannon Gifford
Jerrold Glick
Nancy Green
Jaime Gomez
Happy Haynes
Fabby Hillyard
Tracy Huggins
Don Hunt
Walter Isenberg
Barbara Kelley
Gail Klapper
Sharon Linhart
Dan May
Judy Montero
Bill Mosher
Peter Park
Janet Preisser
Hassan Salem
Richard Scharf
Tim Schultz
John Shaw
Bill Vidal
Elbra Wedgeworth

Ex Officio Members:
Tom Gougeon
John Moye
Function: (No longer meets) The Downtown Area Plan will reflect the community's vision for a livable, healthy, economically vibrant and exciting Downtown. This body will evaluate technical information, lead public participation, reflect the various stakeholder perspectives and otherwise develop the plan policies, goals, principles and recommendations. 

Ellen Ittleson 7200-865-2923


Number of Members: 20 Members; 2 appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 year terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Diana Gadison, 6/30/14

Mitchell McKee, 6/30/16

Function: To secure adequate funding in order to provide comprehensive quality early childhood education in order to start young children and their families on the road to success in school and in their lives.

Qualifications: Representation from the Mayor's office, Denver Public Schools, City Council, City Agencies, Head Start, Private for Profit and Non-profit Child Care and Education providers, Health Professionals, Parents and the Business Community.

 Emily Bustos,, (720) 423-8070

Meets: Monthly- First Thursday, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 3532 Franklin Street

Enabling Authorization: 
Joint Agreement

Number of Members: 5
Term: N/A
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Anthony Aragon
Joe Halpern
Nora Morgenstern
 Responsible for assessing the needs of older people, identifying available resources, developing plans to address the unmet needs, and allocating funding for direct services to older people.

 The ability to understand the distinction between the role of a policy or operating board, and an advisory council. Broad knowledge of the problems and characteristics of the elderly population, preferably with specialized knowledge of the needs, problems, and characteristics of certain segments of that population, e.g. rural residents, racial minorities, etc. 

 3rd Friday of the month from 12:00- 3:00pm at 1290 Broadway, Suite 700

 Jayla Sanchez-Warren 303-480-6735

Enabling Authorization:
Federal Regulation

Number of Members: 5 Members, 4 appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Robert Merritt, 12/31/11
Deb Bartleson, 12/31/10
Gary Wilson, 12/31/10
Diana Smith, 12/31/11
Jeff Dolan, Career Service Director, None

Function: The committee is responsible for approving all applications for educational refunds filed by eligible employees for course of study.


 Quarterly, time TBD, at Career Service Authority, 201 West Colfax Avenue 

 Marion Lujan, 720-913-5622,; or assistant Krystel Banks, 720-913-5676

Enabling Authority:
 Ordinance 18-364

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council


Patti Shwayder, 12/31/14
Brian Gerber, 12/31/15
Jim Garcia, 12/31/16
Paula Sandoval, 12/31/17
Chris Wiant, 12/31/18

Function: The primary functions include adopting rules and regulations, reviewing requests for variances from department laws and hearing appeals of decisions of the department manager.

Qualifications: At least one member shall be a non-professional who is not in public employment.

 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm at 200 W. 14th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Grand Mesa Conference Room.

Contact: Donna Girtin 720-865-5365

Enabling Authorization: City Charter A8.2

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: POM Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Adrienne Benavidez, Manager of General Services
Jose Cornejo, Manager of Public Works
Debra Johnson, Clerk and Recorder
Cary Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer
Mary Beth Susman, President of City Council

Function: The board is responsible for performing all the duties and functions heretofore performed by the commissioners of the City and County of Denver, or board of supervisors on reference to the equalization, reduction, abatement, and rebate of general taxes. They shall perform all the duties required by the constitution and general laws of the state now or hereafter required to be performed by county commissioners, except the levying of the taxes, which shall be levied by the council.

Qualifications: None.

 Geneva Campos 720-913-4038 

 The Board written hearings are scheduled the second Thursday of the month and held at the Assessor’s Office 201 W Colfax Dept 406, Denver, CO 80202 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm.  The hearing dates are as follows:

January 9, 2014

February 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

April 10, 2014

May 8, 2014

June 12, 2014

July 10, 2014

August 14, 2014

September 11, 2014

October 9, 2014

November 13, 2014

December 11, 2014 

Enabling Authorization: City Charter, A5.21

Number of Members: 5
Compensation: None


Roy Wood, Mayoral Appt. 4/30/15
Edgar L. Neel, Appt. City Council, 4/30/15
Judge Andrew Armatas, Mayoral Appt, 4/30/17
Sylvia Smith, Mayoral/City Council Appt, 4/30/17
Brian J. Spano, City Council Appt, 4/20/17
Function: To advise city officers, officials and employees about potential violations of Denver Code of Ethics and to review complaints about of Code of Ethics violations.    

Four qualified electors, two to be appointed by the Mayor and two to be appointed by City Council, and one joint appointment between the Mayor and City Council.

 Third Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am, 201 West Colfax, Conf. Rm. 2.D.4

Contact: Michael Henry 720-865-8412,

Enabling Authorization: Revised Municipal Code, Article IV

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Roger Lewis, 12/31/2014
Diedra Howard, 12/31/2014
Celia Vanderloop, 07/31/2014
Beth Conover, 12/31/2014
Kevin Yoshida, 12/31/2014
Councilwoman Deborah Ortega, 12/31/2016
Jerry Tinianow, 12/31/2016

Function: The purpose of the Facilities & Energy Efficiency Advisory Board (Advisory Board) is to serve as an advisory bod to the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships & the Department of Human Services in the distribution of approximately $ 2 million dollars each year for the 20-year period from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2026 from the Public Service Company of Colorado (Xcel Energy) as part of the Xcel Energy Franchise Agreement with the City & County of Denver.   

Qualifications: 2 government representatives, 2 non-profit organization representatives, 2 for profit organization representatives, 1 City Council member and 1 DOSP staff member (non-voting) memmber. 
2 government representatives, 2 non-profit organization representatives, 2 for profit organization representatives, 1 City Council member and 1 DOSP staff member (non-voting) memmber. 
Contact: Miriam Pena Garcia, 720-913-8852    
Enabling Authorization: Hickenlooper Memorandum -- April, 2009
Number of Members: 1
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 


Norman Early, 5/23/16 

Function: Govern the district.

 The member appointed by the Mayor must reside within the geographical boundaries of the district and have expertise in one or more areas that are relevant to the performance of the powers and duties of the board.

Meets: As needed, at the Stadium District Office at 2195 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205

 Ray Baker, 303 773-1442 (, or assistant Elaine 303-773-1442, 7400 E. Crestline, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (Attn: Football Stadium Dist.)

Enabling Authorization: Colorado Revised Statute 32-15-104

Learn more about the Four Mile Historic Park Board by visiting the site below:

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Number of Members: 32 MembersY
Terms: POS
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No


Lisa Bardwell
Heather Barry
Beth Chacon
Luis Colon
Jill Cooper
Laura Farris
Jack Finlaw
Angie Fyfe
Catherine Greener
Happy Haynes
Kirk Johnson
Robert Johnston
Elise Jones
Melissa Knott
Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann
Hunter Lovins
Councilman Chris Nevitt
Peter Park
Rusty Perry
John Powers
Nancy Severson
David Tryba
Bill Vidal

Function: The mission of the Council is to review and provide feedback on the Mayor's Greenprint Denver Action Agenda, to support implementation of the Mayor's Sustainable Development Initiative and to help us engage the community more fully in our work.

Contact Person: Michele Weingarden, Director, Greenprint Denver, (720) 865-9017,

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9-10:30 AM in Webb Municipal Buildingroom 4.I.5

Enabling Authorization: Mayor's Office

Number of Members: 5  
Year Terms: Varies 
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes 


Michelle Adams, 07/20/14
Erin Binford, 07/20/13
Dr. Tricia Hudson, 07/20/14
Jennifer Garcia Rosendo, 07/20/14
Brian Conly, 07/20/14
 Govern the Denver Head Start Office and ensure that it is performing all actions necessary to deliver a Head Start program in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and/or ordinances.

 Membership must include one from each of the following: an experienced, licensed pediatrician or person who has experience as a professional health care provider, a certified public accountant, an attorney, an experienced childhood educator, an individual experienced in foundations or other charitable award organizations, an individual experienced in the operation of nonprofit organizations, a person experienced in business, a parent of a child formerly enrolled in Denver's Head Start programs, a person experienced in finance and/or the management of money, or a person experienced in fundraising for nonprofit purposes.

 Al Martinez, Ph.D., at

Meets: Location and date vary monthly. Please call to confirm.

For more information visit the Mayor's Office for Education and Childrenwebsite.

Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance No. 587, Series 2001

Number of Members: 9 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 
Dr. Fernando Carreira, 06/30/15
Rus Heise, 06/30/15
Susan Powers, 06/30/15
Hubert Farbes, 06/30/15
Kevin Kauffman, 06/30/15
Dr. Irene Aguilar, 06/30/17/
Caroline (Caz) Matthews, 06/30/17
James Crowe, 06/30/17
Dr. Doug Jones, 06/30/17
 To govern the Denver Health and Hospital Authority and be responsible for the operation of the health care system.

Qualifications: None

Meets: Monthly on the fourth Thursday at 2 p.m. Please call to confirm date. 660 Bannock St. 5th Floor Board room. Denver, Co. 80204

Contact: Darlene M. Ebert, 303 436-3155

Enabling Authority: Colorado Revised Statute 25-29-101 et Seq.

Members: 11 Members
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No 

Arthur Gilkison, 01/05/15
Richard Gonzales, 01/05/15
Veronica Kirchhevel, 01/05/15
Ranea Taylor, 01/05/15
Mitchell McKee, 01/05/16
Jeanne Faatz, 01/05/16
Brendan Hanlon, 01/05/16
Gisela Shanahan, 01/05/16
Janna Young, 01/05/16
John Duran, 01/05/16
William Mitchell, 01/05/16

Function: To advise the Mayor and City Council about employee needs for health insurance sponsored by and partially financed by the city.

Qualifications: Must be a City and County of Denver employee.

 Heather Britton 720-913-5699 

 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11 AM in the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building RM 4.1.3

Enabling Authorization:

Number of Members: 37 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Debi Bridge, 11/3013
Penny Denoble, 11/30/13
Patrick Gourley, 11/30/13
Don Pults, 11/30/13
Richard Weinert, 11/30/13
Jessica Forsyth, 11/30/13
Imani Latif, 11/30/14
Shawn Adams, 11/30/14
Robert Bongiovanni, 11/30/14
David Foster, 11/30/14
Robert George, 11/30/14
Carol Lease, 11/30/14
Fabian Ortega, 11/30/14
Michael Pearl, 11/30/14
Lisa Raville, 11/30/14
Robert Reister, 11/30/14
Jalene Salazar, 11/30/14
Larry Taylor, 11/30/14
Diane Walker, 11/30/14
Phil Stoltzfus, 11/30/14

Function: The council sets priorities and policies for the allocation of the Ryan White CARE Act funds and develops a comprehensive plan for the organization and delivery of eligible services.

Qualifications: Membership includes a federal mandate, which requires the demographics of the epidemic in the eligible area involved, with particular consideration given to disproportionately affected and historically under-served groups and sub- populations. Representation may also include, but is not limited to, substance abuse providers, the State Medicaid Agency, Federal Title II Agency, a Federal Title IV and one representative from HOPWA.

 Monthly- 1st Thursday from 5:00-6:30 PM at 190 W. 6th Ave. Room E1/E2

 Anthony Stamper 720-865-5420

Enabling Authority: Federal

Number of Members: 7
Terms: 1-2 years
Compensation: None


Patrick Coyle, 05/31/2015
Jaime Gomez, 05/31/2015
Ismael Guerrero, 05/31/2015
Milroy Alexander, 05/31/2016
Veronica Barela, 05/31/2016
David Foster, 05/31/2016
Michael Hicks, 05/31/2016

Function:  Assists Housing Director and staff in an annual review and goal setting of the housing sector in order to provide insight to changing market conditions and needs.  

Contact Person:  Rick Padilla, 720-913-1660 or 

Meeting Location:  TBD 

Meeting Date:  Quarterly 

Number of Members: 9 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council  


Trinidad Rodriguez, 07/20/14
Myrna Hipp, 7/20/14 
Marian Lawrence, 07/20/14
Craig E. Archibald, 07/20/15
Jim Chavez, 07/20/15
Jamie Torres, 07/20/16
Guillermo "Bill" Vidal, 07/20/17
Jeffrey Martinez, 07/20/17
Eric Nesbitt, 07/20/18

Function: The authority is responsible for developing, managing and maintaing low rent housing projects for families of low and moderate income.


 Monthly on the second Thursday at 4:00 pm 777 Grant Steet, Denver, CO 80203 (2nd Floor Ballroom).

 Ismael Guerrero 720 932-3105 

Enabling Authority: CRS 29-04-201, Ordinance 1938, U.S. Housing Act of 1937

Number of Members: 40 Members
Terms: POM
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Peter Chapman
Amber Callender
Molly Urbina
Jacky Morales-Ferrand
Christopher Smith
Cec Ortiz
Pat Coyle
Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth
Councilman Doug Linkhart
Cris White
Preston Prince
Bill Lunsford
Sal Carpio
Sarah Hughes
Marie Bassett
Laura Aldrete
John Dibella
Catherine Marinelli
Bill Elfenbein
Rick Padilla
Megan Forristall
Tony Hernandez
Marvin Kelly
Derek Camunez
Kate Peterson
John McCormick
Chalonie Craighead
Gene Myers
Karen Lado
Brent Zboyosvski
Mike Kromrey
Len McBroom
Blue Eagle
Susan Powers
Chuch Shannon
Leslie Moody
Claudie D. Minor, Jr.
Lydia Ricketson
Trail Daugherty
Chris Parr

Function: The task force is responsible for defining housing priorities, aligning the allocation of available city resources for housing, identifying revisions to existing city policy and/or modifications of city organizational structure and processes, and defining the starting point for a regional dialogue around housing needs.

Qualifications: None

Meets: First Thursday of each month.

Contact: Stephanie Inderwiesen, (720) 913-1546,

Enabling Authority: Mayor's Office

Number of Members: 7 Members
Terms: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Shawn Deberry 03/31/15
Terry Minger 03/31/16
Amy Latham 03/31/16
Marjorie B. Lewis 03/31/17
Mark Trast 03/31/17
Christine Benero, 03/31/18
Ismael Guerrero, 03/31/18

Function: The board is responsible for advising the manager with regard to the policy and operation of the department and shall review and comment on the proposed annual budget for the Department of Human Services.

Qualifications: None.

Meets: First Thursday of February, May, August, and November, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at Richard T. Castro Human Services Building, 1200 North Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204

Contact: Elisabeth Ochs

Enabling Authority: City Charter, Section A15.1-A15.4

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Honorable Sheila Ann Rappaport (R) Dist. Court Judge 04/03/15
Honorable Michael Martinez (D) Dist. Court Judge 04/03/15
Natalie Meyer (R) Non-Attorney 04/03/15
M.David Johnson (D) Attorney 04/03/15
Nolbert Chavez (D) Non-Attorney, 04/03/17
Christena Estes Faraci (R) Non-Attorney, 04/03/17
Aaron Hyatt (I) Attorney, 04/03/17
John Marcucci, Ex-Officio
Function: To investigate complaints against Judges and to recommend to the Mayor the removal or retirement from office of any Judge of the Denver County Court.

 Two attorneys, Two District Court Judges, Three non-attorneys, no more than four from the same political party.

Contact: Beverly Champion, 720-865-7870, 

 As Needed.

Enabling Authority:
 City Charter Amendment in 1972

Max. Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Francesca Cheroutes, Attorney, 07/01/14
Keith Montoya, Non-Attorney, 07/01/14
Anne Benson Reidy, Non-Attorney, 07/01/14
Beth Doherty Quinn, Attorney, 07/01/14
Joe Blake, Non-Attorney, 07/01/14
Cedric Buchanon, Non-Attorney, 07/01/14
Jack Finlaw, Attorney, 07/01/2016
John Marcucci, Ex-Officio

Function: To present nominations to the Mayor of persons for appointment to the Denver County Court Bench.

Qualifications: Three attorneys, four non-attorneys; no more than four from the same political party.

Contact: Presiding Judge John Marcucci, 720-865-7870, fax 720-865-8262.
Meets: When vacancies occur, in the City and County Building, Room 108.

Enabling Authorization:
 Charter Amendment 1972, A13.8-3(1)

Term: 3
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None  

Responsible for authorizing and approving the expenditure and payment from the appropriation account designated “liability claims,” the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), payable to Guara Ferrer and Ross Ziev, P.C., in full payment and satisfaction of all claims in Case No. 2012CV5411, in the Denver District Court.


Andrew Emke, Rep. AIA, 03/31/15
Ryan Holdorf, American Society of Landscape Architects, 03/31/15
Martin Goldstein, Commissioner, Planning Board, 03/31/2015
Lance Vigil, At Large, 03/31/15 
Amy Zimmer, At Large, 03/31/16
Sharon Elfenbein, Rep. Colorado Historical Society, 03/31/16
Charles Jordy, Rep. Planning Board, 03/31/16
Abigail Christman, Rep. Colorado Historical Society, 03/31/17
Douglas Walter, Rep. AIA, 03/31/17


Function: To designate, preserve, enhance, and perpetuate structures or districts of architectural, historical, or geographical significance within the City.  
Members must include two recommended by the Denver's American Institute of Architecture, two recommended by the Colorado Historical Society, three recommended by the Planning Board, and two at-large members.  Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver.
Contact- 720-865-2944,

 First and Third Tuesday of every month, 1-4 p.m., 201 West Colfax Avenue 

Enabling Authority: RMC 30-21 ordinance in 1967

Number of Members: 8 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 

Mike King, 8/01/14
Rosemary Marshall, 8/01/15
Jay Mead, 8/01/15
Gloria Rubio-Cortes, 8/01/16
Taylor Kirkpatrick, 8/01/16
Alice Kelly, 8/01/17
Lisa Flores, 8/01/17
Judith Joseph, 8/01/17
Function: To oversee the policies, operations, and funding of the Library and its branches; to administer gifts and trusts given to the Library. 

 A minimum of two members must be women.

 Regular Commission meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. All Central Library meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Library Commission Room on Level 7.  Meetings held at branches will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: Shirley Amore, City Librarian  or Asst. Rachelle Naishtut 720-865-2100

For more information please visit the Library Commission's website.

Enabling Authorization:
 City Charter A14.6
Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 year terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Arthur Cowperthwaite, 5/01/14
Michael West, 5/01/14
Gerhard Petri 5/01/14
Ronald Straka 5/01/14
Kelly Davis 05/01/15
Ruth Falkenberg, 05/01/15
Tania Salgado, 05/01/15

Function: To hear proposals and review requests for design and demolition plans for the Lower Downtown Business District.

Nominees shall be experienced in the rehabilitation of commercial or residential projects similar in scale to the buildings in lower downtown.  The seven members shall represent the following groups, interests or professions: real estate developer, practicing architect, historic preservationist, preservation architect, resident of the district, property owner in the district, and or an owner or operator of a business in the district.  Two of the four members shall not live in, own or operate a business in, practice professionally in or otherwise represent the district.

Meets: The first Thursday of every month at 7:30am at The Northern Trust Bank Community Room - Enter at 1400 16th Street Mall.

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance No. 311, Series 2002

Max. Number of Members: 14 Members
Term: Members serve at the pleasure of the Mayor
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 


Bruce Berman
Mary Carr
Kathleen Ruby
Elliott Simonberg
Lew Taylor
Michael Uhlenkamp
Debbie Walters
Brian Wert
Mary Nell Wolff
Charles "Chuck" W. Woodward
David Livesay
Jenny LaPerriere

Function: To provide input and advice to the governing authority on issues most affected by the base closure. Formed in 1994.

Qualifications: Balance of historical surrounding neighborhoods and lowry residents. 

Meets: Monthly - 1st Tuesday, 5:30 - 7 pm at the Lowry Redevelopment Authority, 7290 E. 1st Avenue.

Contact: Jean Lindholm, 303 343-0276 ext 200

Enabling Authorization: Intergovernmental Agreement dated August 1, 1994

No Mayoral Appointments to This Board

Number of Members: 6 Members, 3 Appointed by Mayor 
Term: POM
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 


Mary Beth Susman
Charlie Brown 
Chris Herndon 

Function: To resolve matters of joint interest between the parties.

 Cannot be a member of the Lowry Economic Development Authority.

 As needed (Call to confirm)

 Jean Lindholm, 303-343-0276, 

Enabling Authorization: Joint agreement

Number of Members: 4 Members, plus the Manager of Public Works
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No


Paul Sjoberg, 12/31/12
Hugh Grant, 12/31/13
Daria Castiglione, 12/31/13
George Delaney
Karen Henry, 12/31/13
Kirstin Carlson-Todd 12/31/13
George Delaney
Anthony Romano, 12/31/13
Lisa Lunger, 12/31/14
George Delaney

Raymond Herr, 12/31/12
Mike Dire,12/31/12
Bjoern "Andy" Mannsfeld, 12/31/13
Bruce Typher, 12/31/14
George Delaney


Duey Kratzer, 12/31/13

Brad Lewis, 12/31/13

Brandy Jackson, 12/31/14
George Delaney

44th and Eliot 
David Lucas, 12/31/14
Christine Metzger, 12/31/14
Chandler Romero, 12/31/14
George Delaney 
Kenneth Wolf, 12/31/12
Charlie Woolley, 12/31/13
Johnny Klein, 12/31/14
George Delaney
Scott Heron, 12/31/12 (District A)
Christy Bright, 12/31/12 (District B & Phase II)
Allen Bemel, 12/31/12 (District B)
Marilyn Kaub, 12/31/13 (District A)
Dorothy Morris, 12/31/13 (District A)
David Valas, 12/31/12 (Phase II)
Barry Zadikoff, 12/31/14 (Phase II)
George Delaney 
George Delaney 
Paul Stann, 12/31/13
Dave Veldman, 12/31/14
George Delaney


Larry Nelson, 12/31/12
Brent Snyder, 12/31/12
Robert May, 12/31/13
Carla Hedrick 13/31/13
George Delaney


Rick Doris, 12/31/13
Jill Epstein, 12/31/13
Kenneth Coombs, 12/31/12
George Delaney
Thomas Sundheim, 12/31/12
Jon Schlegel, 12/31/14
George Delaney  


Grace Isaacs, 12/31/12
Dennis McFerrin, 12/31/13
Ermelindo "Mel" Tanguma, 12/31/14
Thomas Fazio, 12/31/14
George Delaney
Ted Gill, 12/31/13
Debbie Stoner, 12/31/13
Gary Reed, 12/31/13
Judith Weaver,12/31/13
George Delaney 


Ray Gerken, 12/31/12
Veronica Barela, 12/31/13
William "Bud" Jones, 12/31/13
Grant Bennett, 12/31/14
George Delaney
Archie Kettler 12/31/13
Ken McLagan 12/31/13 
George Delaney
John Richardson, 12/31/12
George Delaney 
Alan Wong 12/31/13
Michael Zoellner, 12/31/13
Judy Blaes, 12/31/14
Jeffrey Beaird, 12/31/14
George Delaney
Mark Berzins, 12/31/13
Larry Kort, 12/31/13
J.L.  "Palmy" Palmquist, 12/31/13
Gilbert "Don" Maes, 12/31/14
George Delaney

George Luce, 12/31/13
Charles Perry, 12/31/14
George Delaney

Richard Navarro, 12/31/13
Edward Quintrall 12/31/113
George Delaney

Julia Park 12/31/12
Steven Smith 12/31/12
Joel Gehauf, 12/31/13
Patrick Velasquez, 12/31/14
George Delaney

Issac Points, 12/31/13
Gaylene Harris, 12/31/13
Floyd Jones, 12/31/15
George Delaney

Timothy Boettcher, 12/31/12
Dominque Cook, 12/31/12
Mike Sharp, 12/31/12
William "Bill" Wieder, 12/31/12
George Delaney

Dominique Cook, 12/31/14

Daniel Kuhlman, 12/31/12
Amber Sayle, 12/31/12
Mark Meiser, 12/31/12
J.L. "Palmy" Palmquist, 12/31/12
George Delaney 

 The board is responsible for creating an environment that enhances the ability of property owners, tenants and retailers to prosper individually.

Qualifications: Members must be retailers, tenants or property owners in the area served by the district.

Meets: As needed

Contact: Brendan Kelly, 720-913-4503,  

Enabling Authorization: City Charter, Sections A2.29-A2.45

Number of Members: 6
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Rick Simms, 12/01/13
Lucille Johnson, 12/01/14
Jesse Ogas, 12/01/14
Roberta Payne, 12/01/14
Doug Linkart, 12/01/14
Mary Haynes, 12/01/15

Function: The board is responsible for developing and maintaining a system of care for the mentally ill in Denver, soliciting and receiving funds to be used for service to indigent patients, directly providing health care services under certain conditions and attempting to serve the mental health needs of Denver citizens.

Qualifications: 5 members shall be from the following areas: Denver City Council, Denver Health Medical Center, Colorado General Assembly, State or Municipal government offices, mental health advocacy organizations, health and medical professionals, board members or similar executives from the business community and philanthropic organizations, and/or consumers of mental health services

Meets: Monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., at 4141 East Dickenson Place

Contact: Carl Clark, 303 504-6649

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order

Number of Members: 23 Members
Terms: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: $75 per meeting
Confirmation: City Council


Charlie Brown, 6/30/14
Ronald K. Younger, 6/30/14
Cheryl Cohen-Vader, 6/30/14
Andrew Johnston, 6/30/15
Barbara Puls, 6/30/15
Peter Baertlein, 6/30/15
Margaret Medellin 6/30/15
Victor Padilla, 6/30/15

Function: To oversee the policies and operations of the district as well as the $18 million in capital improvements authorized in the 1982 bond election.

Qualifications: Members chosen from 20 municipalities and quasi-municipal jurisdictions, within the Denver Metro area. New members every odd year. Members must be Denver residents.

Meets: Monthly on the third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., District Office, 6450 York Street.

Contact: Brenda Hungerford, 303 286-3306

Enabling Authorization: Colorado Revised Statute 32-4-5, 1953; City Ordinance 1961

Number of Members: at least 13 Members, but no more than 21
Year Terms: 3
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Paul Schnaitter, 05/01/12
Randy Weeks, 05/01/12
Loren Ginsburg, 05/01/12 
Tawni Cummings, 05/01/12
John L. Imbergamo, 05/01/12
Mark Schaefer, 05/01/12
Aylene Quale, 05/01/2010
Orlando Vega, 05/01/10
San L. Ong, 05/01/10
Timothy H. Sabus, 05/01/10
Julie Bender, 05/01/10
Joseph D. Vostrejs, 05/01/10
David Booth, 05/01/11
Mike Mills, 05/01/11
Joseph Dolan, 05/01/11

 To coordinate, recommend and develop future parking plans within the city and county of Denver.

Qualifications: The Commission shall have at least 13 members, but no more than 21 members including the following: The Managers of Parking Mgmt. and Public Works, a Mayoral Representative and at least (1) member of City Counci as well as Citizens, Private, Non-profit and Governmental Organizations. The Chair will be selected by the Mayor.

Contact: Diane Barrett, (720) 865-9090

Meets: Monthly - 3rd Thursday at Noon to 1:30 PM in the Wellington E. Webb Building

Enabling Authorization: The Mayor's Office

Learn more about the Denver Parks and Recreation Board by visiting the link below

Number of Members: 11 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 


Julie Underdahl, 06/30/15
Shannon Gifford, 06/30/15
Frank Schultz, 06/30/15
Susan Pearce, 06/30/15
Andy Baldyga, 06/30/16
James Bershof, 06/30/16
Brittany Morris, 6/30/16
Arleen Taniwaki, 06/30/17
Joel Noble, 06/30/17
Christopher Smith, 06/30/17
Renee Martinez-Stone, 06/30/17

Function: The board is responsible for giving general supervision of the policies of the Planning Office, recommend essential amendments to a comprehensive plan for the orderly growth and harmonious development of the City and the metropolitan area.

Qualifications: None

 First and third Wednesday of every month, 3–5 p.m., Webb Building 4th floor room 4.F.6 or 4.G.2

 Tina Axelrad, 720-865-2937, or email:   

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance 1933 (Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 41-30)

Njmber of Members: 1 Member
Term: 1 Year Terms
Compensation: None 
Confirmation: None 
Hon. Mary Celeste, 12/31/10
 Administers the activities of the County Courts and makes Judicial assignments.

 Currently be serving on the bench of the County Court.

 Ms. Moore, 720-865-7871 


Enabling Authorization:

Number of Members: 9 Members
Term: 3
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Andrew Feinstein, Rep. Private Property Owner, 04/30/15
Jennifer Kustok, Rep. Restaurant Industry, 04/30/15
Frank Schultz, Rep. Financial Knowledge, 04/30/15
Anthony Thomas, Rep. Registered Neighborhood Organization, 04/30/15

Function: Shall oversee the implementation and administration of articles II and III of chapter 37.
Shall make recommendations and reports to the Mayor and City Council concerning articles II and III of chapter 37.

Qualifications: 2 members from registered neighborhood organizations, 1 member with financial knowledge and/or background, 1 member from the liquor and restaurant industry, 1 member from the property mgmt. industry/ landlord. 3 members private property owners and 1 member from the hotel/motel industry.

Contact: Lt. Mark Fleecs, 720-913-6527
2 members from registered neighborhood organizations, 1 member with financial knowledge and/or background, 1 member from the liquor and restaurant industry, 1 member from the property mgmt. industry/ landlord. 3 members private property owners and 1 member from the hotel/motel industry. Lt. Mark Fleecs, 720-913-6527

Meets: At least 4 times annually

Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance 443/2002, Council Bill 422
Number of Members: 3 Members
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 


Christopher B. Colwell, MD, 12/31/15
Kathryn Beauchamp, MD 12/31/15
W. Scott Field, 12/31/15

 The RETAC is charged with maintaining the provisions of minimum service regarding emergency medical services and a trauma care system.

 The Mile High RETAC will consist of three voting members from each of the five counties or city and county who collectively represent government, pre-hospital, facility, urban and rural interests as equally as possible.  Only one representative from each agency or facility may be appointed.

 3rd Thursday of odd months; 11:00 -1:00 PM at the Rita Bass Trauma center, 191 W. 6th Ave, room C

 Sue Moon,; 303-436-6605

Enabling Authorization:
 Ordinance 322; CRS 25-3.5-704

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 6 Year Terms
Compensation: $100 per meeting
Confirmation: None


Tom Migaki, 01/01/15
Eric Rothaus, 01/01/16
John J. Hanley, 01/01/17
Thomas Williams, 01/01/19
Cheryl Cohen-Vader, 01/01/20

Function: The board is responsible for establishing policies and handling funds for the retirement program for City and County of Denver employees.

Qualifications: None

Meets: Monthly on the third Friday at 8:00 a.m., at Denver Employee’s Retirement Plan Office, 777 Pearl St.

Contact: Steve Hutt, 303 839-5419 Fax 303-839-9525 (

Enabling Authorization:
 Revised Municipal Code Section 18-405

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Linda Misegadis, 10/31/12
Max Taylor, 10/31/12
Sean Mackin, 10/31/12
Tenlee Shoffstall, 10/31/11
Alice Nightengale Luhan,10/31/12
Michelle Tenorio, 10/31/12
M. Theresa Mendoza, 10/31/11
 The committee is responsible for the design and adoption of a plan, establishing payroll deductions which allow city employees, who redirect salary (for example, for transit passes, childcare or medications), to have that money be tax deductible.

 Members must be employees of the City and County of Denver. There shall be seven members, appointed by the Mayor, provided however, that at least one member must be an officer or employee of the Department of Environmental Health. At least two of the members shall be participants in the plan or become participants within one year of their appointment.

 As needed. Please call to confirm location, date and time.

 Tenlee Shoffstall, 720-913-8100, 

Enabling Authorization:
 City Ordinance No. 325 in 1999
Number of Members: 11 Members, 9 appointed by Mayor
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 


Terry Whitney, 6/30/15
Michael Kearns, 6/30/15
Allegra "Happy" Haynes, 6/30/15
King Harris, 6/30/16
Stephen Miller, 06/30/16
Scott Prestidge, 06/30/16
Justin Ross, 6/30/16
Kevin Marchman, 6/30/17
John Moye, (DURA)
David Hart, 6/30/18 (DURA)
Rita Kahn, 6/30/18

Function: The board is responsible for planning and implementing the assessment and redevelopment of property comprising the Stapleton International Airport, including the disposition of property and the utilization of real estate development techniques and financial resource options.

Qualifications: Experience and skills necessary to plan, manage and complete successful real estate development activities.

Meets: 4th Thursday of the following months at 7:30 a.m.: January, March, May, July, September, November/December (date to be determined due to Thanksgiving). The Board meetings are held in the SDC offices at 7350 E. 29th Ave., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80238.

Contact: Tammi Holloway, 303-393-7700  

Enabling Authorization: Articles of Incorporation July 5, 1995

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 1 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Currently Inactive - Currently under review and is not meeting.

Function:  The Board has the authority, as granted by ordinance, to formulate the program's policies, procedures, and rules. The Board makes the final decision on all awards.

Qualifications:  One employee of the Budget and Management Office, other members may or may not be employees.

Contact: Michelle Hayles 720 913-5500 

not currenlty meeting

Enabling Authorization: City Charter

Number of Members: 11 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council


William Pruter, 04/03/14
Monique Lovato, 4/03/15
Phil Caplan, 04/03/15
James L. Basey, 04/3/15
Catherine Cox-Blair 04/03/16
Josh Widoff, 04/03/17
Terri Jackson, 04/03/17
Patricia Gage, 04/03/18
Kent (K.C.) Veio, 04/03/18
Julie Lerudis, 04/03/19
Ismael Guerrero, 04/03/19
Diedra Garcia, 04/03/19
Function: To administer program funds, including tax increment financing, eliminate slum and blight for other purposes including redevelopment, rehabilitation, conservation and construction of improvements in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Qualifications: None required

Meets: Monthly third Thursday at 8 a.m., at DURA (Denver Dry Building), 1555 California St., Suite 200.

Contact: Taryn Lewis, 303-606-4824 or

Enabling Authority: Colorado Revised Statutes 31-25-101

Number of Members: 2 nominated by the Mayor with an alternate



City Council Approval:


Councilwoman Judy Montero, Government Policy Committee
Peter Baertlein, Alternate for Montero
Ellen Ittelson, Technical Support Committee
Mark Najarian, Alternate for Ittelson 
 The purpose of the CGC is to provide a formal mechanism through which elected public officials can develop a broad perspective within which to advocate for their local communities’ transportation needs.

Qualifications: This person must be able to speak on behalf of the Mayor. Elected representatives from the jurisdictions in the US 36 study area will comprise the CGC. Each jurisdiction in the study area is invited to appoint one elected official and one alternate to serve on the CGC.

Contact: Jonathan Bartsch 303-442-7367 or  

Meets: Fourth Tuesday of each month at Westminster City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. 

Enabling Authorization:
 Intergovernmental Agreement

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 6 Year Terms
Compensation: Annually $600
Confirmation: None


John Lucero, 07/10/2015
Penfield Tate III, 07/10/2017
Thomas Gougeon, 07/10/17
Paula Herzmark, 07/10/2019
Gregory Austin, 07/10/2019

Function: To have complete charge and control of a water works system and plant for supplying the City and County of Denver and its inhabitants with water for all uses and purposes; to establish policy and programs, to oversee construction, the approve budget and expenditures of the Water Department.

 Must be at least 25 years old to serve, and must live in the City and County of Denver.

 Monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 9 AM , at the Denver Water Department, 1600 West 12th Avenue

 Sally Covington, 303 628-6656

Enabling Authorization: Established by City Charter C4.14

Number of Members: 5 appointed by Mayor
Year Terms: 4
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council


Fran Coleman, 01/01/15
Rachel Contizano, 01/01/16
George Brantley, 01/01/16
Elizabeth H. Horn, Service provider, 01/01/17
Bridget Kaminetsky, At-Large, 01/01/17
Penny May, NONE
Function: The board is responsible for adopting policies, rules and regulations pertaining to the function, duties and responsibilities of the Denver Welfare Reform Board and the Dept. of Human Services.

 Membership includes the Mayor or his designee,the Manager of Human Services,two City Council Members, one member from the Denver business community, one member from the One-Stop Career Center System, one member with Early Childhood Education/Child Care background, one member from the Board of Human Services, one at-large member, one member who is a former welfare recipient and one member who has experience as a Human Services service provider.

 Monthly on the Second Wednesday, 5–7 p.m at the Denver Department of Human Services located at 1200 Federal Blvd in conference room 3110.  Also meets quarterly January, April, July, and August at 38th and Steele at 5pm.

Barbara Anderson, 720-944-2829

Enabling Authorization:
 Ordinance 673 Series 1997

Number of Members: 5
Terms: 5 Years
Two members are Mayoral Appointees from the City and County of Denver and three members are selected by the board. 
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No


Don Bailey 6/30/13
Bill Mosher 12/22/14
Evan Dreyer 9/20/16, Mayoral Appointee
Lauri Dannemiller 11/20/16, Mayoral Appointee
Sarah Rockwell, 09/30/17 
Function: The association is responsible for overseeing and facilitating Intrawest's operation of the Winter Park Resort under the Lease and Operating Agreement between the Association and an Intrawest affiliate and the development of the Resort's real estate under the Option Agreement between the Association and an Intrawest Affiliate. 

 Members must be residents of, or have his or her principal place of business in, the City and County of Denver.  Other qualifications apply as described in Supplemental VII (see below).

 Every other month, February, April, June, August, October, and December, Second Monday from 3:00pm-5:00pm, 101 W. Colfax.

 Liz Orr,

Enabling Authorization:  
Supplemental Agreement No. VII to Agreement between the Winter Park Recreational Association and the City and County of Denver
Number of Members: 3 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council


David E. Thomson, 12/31/14
Michelle Lucero, 12/31/16
Honorable Chris Nevitt, 12/31/16

Function: To review and accept funds transfers from Winter Park Trust in to the City and County of Denver.

Qualifications: Three voting members appointed from either the public or private sector by the Mayor upon confirmation by the council.

Meets: Annually, location TBD

Contact: Laura Perry

Enabling Authorization: Joint Operating Agreement

Visit the Denver Women’s Commission Site Below:

Number of Members: around 25 (or as required)
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Sharon Vigil, 12/31/12
Margaret Kirkpatrick, 12/31/12
Vicki Steere, 12/31/12
Lynne Elm-Picard, 12/31/12
Caren Swales, 12/31/12
Sandra Wagner, 12/31/12
Stephanie Van Cleve, 12/31/12
Timothy Dolan, 12/31/13
Troy Becker, 12/31/13
Mark Genkinger, 12/31/13
Stephanie Klein, 12/31/13
Teresa R. Salerno, 12/31/13
Sharlene J. Spencer, 12/31/13
Sam Bailey, 12/31/13
Mary Broderick, 12/31/13
Cliff Richardson, 12/31/13
Elise Lowe-Vaughn, 12/31/13
Clarence McDavid, 12/31/13
Kelli Kelly, 12/31/13
Joshua Casto, 12/31/14
Cori Charvat, 12/31/14
Megan Huffnagle, 12/31/14
Mitch Lehn, 12/31/14
Kristine Thompson, 12/31/14

Function: The board provides program oversight and policy guidance for all Federal, State and locally funded workforce investment programs, including the operation of Denver's Workforce Centers.

 Must include representatives of local business, educational agencies, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, and each agency partnered in the workforce centers; the chair and majority of members must be from private sector business.

Meets: Monthly on the 2nd Friday, starting at 11:15 A.M., in the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1445 Market St., 4th Floor Board Room.

Contact: David Ford,, 720.913.1669

Enabling Authorization:  Authorized by the Workforce Investment Act, P.L. 105-220, signed into law on 8/7/1998, and most recently certified by the Colorado Workforce Development Council on 11/3/2010

Maximum Number of Members: 21 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council


Natriece Bryant, 08/31/14
Olukemi Akinboyewa, 08/31/14
Ulysses Estrada, 08/31/14
Robert Franklin, II, 08/31/14
Tala Moore, 08/31/14
Leo Pittari, 08/31/14
Samuel Ramos, 08/31/14
Jamie Villarreal, 08/31/14
Martin Zimmerman, 08/31/14
Frank Garza-Ortiz, 08/31/15
Adan Hawkins, 08/31/15
Maureen McNamara, 08/31/15
Angelita Moreno, 08/31/15
Sydney Oswald, 08/31/15
Jianah Sanchez, 08/31/15
Jorden Cammack, 08/31/16
Chad Clark, 08/31/16
Kimmia Franklin, 08/31/16
Nicole Holmlund, 08/31/16
Corrine Jackamore, 08/31/16
Kiana Pasillas, 08/31/16
Tatiana Talesnick 

Function: The power and duites of this advisory commisssion shall be to: (1) advise the director of the agency on the special problems of their respective constituent groups, (2) recommend work programs for the agency, and (3) to anually recommend goals and objectives of the commission.

 Members shall include 11 people between the ages of 14 and 18, five members who represent private agencies serving youth and five members representing city agencies serving youth.

 Lindsay Neil, 720-913-0900  

 Meetings are held at Denver Department of Human Services, room 1019, at 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the second and last Wednesday of each month.

Enabling Authorization:
 Revised Municipal Code 28-20 in 1984
Number of Members: 4 Members, 4 Appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None


Nina Moore, 12/31/14
Veronica Barela, 12/31/15
Patricia Barela-Rivera, 12/31/16
Sid Wilson, 12/31/16

Function: It is the Foundation’s responsibility to plan, establish, re-establish, manage, operate and develop the City’s zoological gardens, exhibits and such other allied and related work, research and planning as may be found desirable for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of the City and County of Denver and the general public.

Qualifications: If foundation membership increases, the number of City members shall be increased proportionately. Eligibility to serve on each standing and special committee, including the executive committee.

Meets: Monthly on the third Wednesday at 11 a.m., Denver Zoological Gardens Administrative Offices, 2300 Steele Street in the Johnson Conference Room.

Contact: Pat, 720-337-1416

Enabling Authorization: Joint Operating Agreement, 1998

Contact Us

To apply for a board and commission or to get more information on Denver's Boards and Commissions, please contact:

Anthony Aragon
Director, Denver Boards and Commissions
Fax: 720-865-8787

Board or Commission Appointments

Civic engagement, defined as, “Active participation and collaboration among individuals, government and the private sector to influence and determine decisions that affect the citizen public”, is the cornerstone of our democracy. We encourage you to apply for those that meet your interest, skills and/or qualifications. Please keep in mind that this content is only indicative of boards and/or commissions for which the Mayor appoints applicants. Your application will be kept on file for a period of two years, during which time you will be considered for any vacancies. To assure full consideration of your application for a board or commission appointment, it is important to review the responsibilities and requirements. Certain boards and/or commissions may require special qualifications, i.e. professional licensing or experience and geographic location.

When applying for a position, please follow these guidelines:

  • Locate the board and/or commission(s) of interest to you
  • Prepare a letter of interest for each board and/or commission addressed to Mayor Michael Hancock * Complete a separate application for each board and/or commission (Applications can be found on this web site or by calling Mayor Hancock office at 720-865-9090. Applications may be duplicated.)
  • Attach a current resume or biography to your application
  • Submit the application packet at least 45 days prior to the vacancy date for positions that are currently occupied
  • Mail or fax the complete packet for each board and/or commission for which you are applying for to:

    The Honorable Michael Hancock, Mayor, 
    Attn: Anthony Aragon, Director, Boards and Commissions
    City and County of Denver
    1437 Bannock St., Room 350
    Denver, Colorado 80202
    Phone: (720)865-9032
    Fax: (720)865-8787

Due to monthly updates, this information may be subject to change without notice. Information contained in this publication is available in alternate formats upon request.