Mayor Hancock tours neighborhood parks for inaugural celebration

Mayor Hancock tours neighborhood parks for inaugural celebration

Mayor Michael Hancock today celebrated the inauguration of Denver’s new elected officials with residents at five parks throughout the city. The tour is part of a slate of inaugural celebrations that have served to kick-off the first 100 days in office, focus the priorities of Mayor Hancock’s new administration and help bring Denver together.


The tour, which made stops at parks in every corner of the city, was attended by hundreds of Denver residents. Featuring entertainment and special guests from local bands, businesses and sports teams, the tour highlighted the Hancock administration's priority of ensuring all of Denver is invited to the table.


"I believe in the value of being open and accessible, and I want all of Denver to know that is exactly how my administration will operate," Mayor Hancock said. "In order to build a better Denver, we need to strengthen relationships with all our residents and foster a collaborative environment that will identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This is how we developed our First 100 Days Plan and that is how we will continue to lead our city.”


Improving education and access to quality schools for all Denver children is a cornerstone of Mayor Hancock's administration. Like previous inaugural events, school supplies were collected at every park in partnership with the Denver Public Schools Foundation. At Berkeley Park, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Local #55 donated three truck loads of school supplies.


"Having the basic tools like pencils and notebooks is essential to providing the education our children deserve," Mayor Hancock said. "This administration will work with all stakeholders, from teachers to businesses to organizations, like the Carpenters Union, to ensure our kids are school-ready, college-ready and career-ready.”

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 (Archive on Aug 31, 2011)
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