DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the creation of “Denver Days,” a new citywide tradition aimed at creating stronger neighborhoods by fostering community service projects and neighborhood gatherings. “Denver Days” will be an annual August event, with the first celebration running this summer from August 3-11.
“’Denver Days will be a coordinated, citywide celebration where neighbors will get together, work together and serve together,” Mayor Hancock said. “By connecting our neighbors and neighborhoods, we will build upon our city’s civic infrastructure and make Denver and even more vibrant, safe and healthy place to live. I want to encourage all Denver residents to help us continue building a world-class city where everyone matters by participating in this new summer tradition.”
City residents should begin planning now for “Denver Days” by organizing a community service project or planning a fun, festive neighborhood gathering. From community clean ups to backyard potlucks and block parties, this citywide celebration will provide a unique opportunity for residents to connect with their fellow neighbors. All “Denver Day” events should be registered at www.denvergov.org/denverdays.
“This will be a new, exciting way for Denver residents to celebrate the indelible, Mile High spirit,” said Derek Okubo, Director of Human Rights and Community Relations. “The city is making it as easy as possible for people to participate in ‘Denver Days’ by waiving the insurance fee for block parties, providing ideas and support for community service projects and securing expert speakers for events.”
“Denver Days” is being coordinated by committee made up of staff from the Mayor’s Office, Human Rights and Community Partnerships, Public Works, Denver Police Department, Environmental Health, Denver Parks and Recreation; as well as local nonprofit, business and community leaders.
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