Denver Oversight Committee

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

This advisory committee for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was created by Mayor Hickenlooper to ensure that the funds that Denver receives as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are spent effectively and transparently.

Similar to the roles of the federal and state oversight boards, the committee’s job is to ensure that the agencies who are managing the funding do so with transparency and accountability as directed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The mission of the committee is oversight – not management.
The committee will also provide additional avenues for communication to the general public and the individuals, organizations, and sectors they represent.



Mayor’s office: Jack Finlaw, Chief of Staff (Chair)
Non-profit community: Laurie Harvey, Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
Business community: Tamra Ward, Denver Metro Chamber
City Administration: George Delaney, Deputy Mayor and Manager of Public Works
Auditor’s office: Denis Berckfeldt, Dir. of Communications, Prevailing Wage and Labor
Governor’s office: Reed Rowley, ARRA team
State Representative: Mark Ferrandino, State House District 2
Cong. DeGette’s office: Terry Brown
Senator Udall’s office: Heather Fox
Senator Bennet’s office: Bennie Millner, Community Liaison
Neighborhoods: Brad Zieg, Vice-Chair, Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC)
City Council: Paul Lopez, District 3 Council member
Lauri Dannemiller, Staff Director for City Council

Denver ARRA Monthly Report

Download our Monthly ARRA Grant Report and our Monthly ARRA RFP Report to learn more about Denver Federal Stimulus grants and spending.

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Meeting Calendar

Check out our Oversight Commitee meeting calendar for information about Denver's economic recovery plans.
Visit our newsroom to learn more about how the Federal Economic Stimulus bill is helping Denver.