Stacie Gilmore

Councilmember, District 11

Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore poses for a portrait

Councilmember Stacie Gilmore is a third-generation Coloradan, whose family roots extend to Northern New Mexico and the far Northeast plains of Colorado. As a proud Latina with indigenous ancestry, she has called Denver home for 35 years. She believes citizens deserve to live in a community that has smart economic growth, jobs that lead to careers, and a beautiful neighborhood where the quality of life supports their health and well-being.

Stacie represents Denver’s Far Northeast District 11, also known as the “Front Door to Denver.” She was elected to Denver City Council in 2015 and re-elected in 2019 and 2023. During her tenure, she was elected to the leadership role of President Pro Tempore of the Denver City Council in 2018 and re-elected to this position in 2019. During the height of the global pandemic and civil rights movement, Stacie served two terms as the President of City Council from July 2020-July 2022.

Councilmember Gilmore is honored to have led and/or co-sponsored the following initiatives and city-wide ordinances:

  • Co-sponsored the Denver Prosperity Fund expansion of eligibility to provide college and certification scholarships to students in Denver up to age 30 through the Denver College Affordability Fund in May 2023.
  • Co-sponsored the Civil Wage Theft bill in November 2022 to combat wage theft in Denver to protect workers creating the strongest protections of any city in the U.S.
  • Sponsored and passed the Homeowners Association (HOA) Foreclosure Notice Bill in June 2022 to ensure all homeowners receive timely notice prior to any foreclosure proceedings.
  • Sponsored the ACCESSO Board updates in May 2022 for the Spanish Language Access Voter bill to broaden member recruitment and increase member participation.
  • Co-sponsored the Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) charter changes to increase the independence of the OIM. In August of 2021, Council also passed a companion ordinance to expand the size, representation and transparency of the committee charged with searching for a new monitor in the case of future vacancies - the changes went into effect when the charter amendment was passed by Denver voters in November 2021. 
  • Developed the “Healthy Residential Rentals for All” rental license that passed unanimously in May 2021 to ensure the minimum housing standards of rental units are maintained for the welfare, safety, and health of those residing in them. Including the requirement of a written lease and tenants’ rights and resources provided to renters.
  • Co-sponsored the Minimum Wage Increase for all workers in Denver starting in 2020.
  • Co-sponsored the Bring Your Own Bag ordinance to encourage shoppers to reuse bags or to skip bags to reduce their usage.
  • Extended the Property Tax Rebate to include families with at least one child who make up 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and to assist older adults who earn 35% of AMI.
  • Co-sponsored the ballot referral to create a new permanent funding source for Parks that was approved by voters in November 2018.
  • Successfully facilitated bringing full-service grocery stores such as Natural Grocers, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, and COSTCO to District 11. She also continues to advocate for other local, healthy food options, like Montbello FreshLo Hub and the Green Valley Ranch Farmers Market.
  • Brought in $433 million in investments to District 11 in infrastructure, workforce, food access, housing, and more. Some of the major infrastructure projects include the expansion of Green Valley Ranch Blvd, 56th Ave, the design and construction of the GVR Indoor Pool, and improvements to the 56th Ave and Peña Blvd intersection.
  • Founded “Montbello Speaks,” a speaker’s bureau created in partnership with the Montbello Leadership Cabinet to bring experts on subjects such as financial empowerment, housing, legal resources, and more to the community.

Currently, she chairs the City Council’s Budget Working Group. She also serves on multiple local and national boards including HECHO (Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors) and Mile High Flood District (MFHD). In the past, she has served as the chair of the City Council’s Safety committee addressing housing, education and homelessness, the Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautical Services (BIZ) committee and the Economic Workforce Development Working Group.

Prior to serving as the District 11 Councilmember, Stacie has been and continues to be involved in environmental and conservation efforts. She worked for state natural resource agencies before co-founding Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) in 1996. As the Executive Director of ELK, she raised over $6 million in her tenure for youth and families in Far Northeast Denver. Stacie was honored by The White House and President Obama as a Champion of Change for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders. She successfully launched a capital campaign to secure 5.5 acres in the Montbello neighborhood to build the ELK Education Center and Montbello Open Space Park that was completed and opened in 2022.

Stacie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and chemistry from Metropolitan State College of Denver and graduated summa cum laude from Regis University with a Masters in nonprofit management as a Colorado Trust Fellow. She currently lives in Montbello with her husband Scott, and their three children.


District 11 Neighborhoods include:
Denver International Airport, Gateway, Green Valley Ranch, Montbello, High Point, and Parkfield

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