DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Chief Financial Officer Cary Kennedy today named Gretchen Hollrah as Deputy Manager of Denver’s Department of Finance.
“Gretchen is a veteran city employee and a proven leader in the department,” Mayor Hancock said. “Together with Cary, this leadership team will ensure we provide smart and accountable management of our taxpayers dollars and create a more sustainable financial future for Denver.”
As Deputy Manager, Hollrah will be responsible for managing the Finance Department’s review of development proposals and for recommending public financing opportunities that maximize efficient use of city resources. She is also charged with leading a team dedicated to developing new strategies that leverage both city and non-city funding sources and facilitating the sound growth and development of Denver.
“We’ve assembled a top leadership team in the Department of Finance that provides sound financial management for the City and its taxpayers,” said Deputy Mayor and CFO Cary Kennedy. “Gretchen’s fiscal knowledge combined with her understanding of city government will help Mayor Hancock deliver on his vision of delivering a world-class city where everyone matters.”
Hollrah assumes the position after serving for four years in the Department of Finance as the City’s Capital Program Manager. In this role, Hollrah developed a new performance and accountability system for the allocation of capital funding citywide. She will begin her new role on Feb 21.
Prior to joining Denver’s Department of Finance in 2008, Hollrah spent seven years in Denver’s Public Works Department as a Senior City Planner. Her experience also includes traffic planning in the private sector at Wilbur Smith Associates in San Francisco, California. Hollrah also served as a City Planner at the Department of City Planning (Transportation Division) in New York City.