|Mayor Hancock appoints Jeffery Walker to RTD Board of Directors
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the nomination of Jeffery Walker to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors for District D. The appointment will fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Barbara Brohl on July 15 following her appointment to head the Colorado Department of Revenue.
“Jeffery’s reservoir of knowledge in planning and development make him a great choice,” said Mayor Michael Hancock. “When it comes to projects like FasTracks, his skill set and experience working with regional governments will be an asset as the Board moves forward.”
Currently serving as a Senior Siting and Land Rights Agent for Xcel Energy and an Executive Committee member for the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association, Walker brings to the position nearly two decades of community, city, and regional development experience. Before coming to Colorado, Walker worked as a community planner for various cities in the State of Ohio, including serving as Community Development Director for the City of Norton’s Department of Community Development and as a Planner for the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments. Upon moving to Colorado, Walker served as a Regional Transportation Planner for the Colorado Department of Transportation, assisting regional governments along the Front Range and Mesa County with their respective transportation improvement programs. Walker also served as the project manager for production on the 2020 Statewide Transportation Plan.
District D covers portions of Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties. This appointment is subject to approval by the Denver City Council. Following approval, the appointment becomes effective immediately and Walker will serve until a new director is elected at the next regular RTD election in November 2012.