African American Commission

The Denver African-American Commission (DAAC) is charged with advising the Mayor on issues and concerns that impact or are of importance to the African American community. DAAC serves as a bridge between the African American community and policy-makers and engage in responsible activism for the community:
  • Convener: Forums, communities, community groups, panels, focus groups, inbound information
  • Communicator: Via website, directory, flyers, urban spectrum, other city offices, indirect communication, outbound information
  • Advocate: Talk to policy makers
  • Resource: For mayor and city council

The Denver African American Commission is proud of Denver, its diversity, and its commitment to providing the best atmosphere for all its citizens. 

Commission Meetings

Denver African American Commission Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 3pm to 5pm. 

Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 898 6333 0097

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Meeting ID: 898 6333 0097

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Commission Members

Genene Duran *Chair

Monica Badgett *Chair

Alicia Harvey

Courtney Galloway

Fatima Thibou

Fatuma Emmad

Jeri Watkins

LaToya Petty

Melanie Williams

Misgana Tesfaye

Natacha Gutierrez

Ryan Simon

Sheila Kelly

Tymesha Watkins

Walter Tarrant

Commission Bylaws 

 Denver-African-American-Commission-Bylaws.pdf(PDF, 206KB)