Women's Commission

The Denver Women’s Commission promotes the social, economic and political quality of life in Denver by assisting women in the attainment of equality and full opportunity by:

  • Advocating for women
  • Empowering women through coalition building, disseminating information and sharing community resources
  • Monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting women

Our Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.  They serve 2 year terms. Commissioners must live or work in the City and County of Denver.

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Care Work CommitteeResponsible for identifying areas of need within the care work community and ways to support those care workers specifically in a pandemic.

  • Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 4:00pm-5:00pm


Community Engagement & Events CommitteeResponsible for fostering relationships within the community and locating meeting spaces.

  • Meets


Legislative CommitteeResponsible for monitoring legislative activity and structuring responses.

  • Meets


Housing CommitteeResponsible for identifying housing concerns and stakeholders in solutions.

  • Meets


Colorism Collaboration CommitteeResponsible for collaborating with HRCP and the Office of Equity & Social Innovation on colorism in the community.

  • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm | Virtual (Zoom)


Marketing CommitteeResponsible for building DWC brand awareness in the community and through social media.

  • Meets


Gender & Pay Equity CommitteeResponsible for promotion and implementation of the Denver Thrives When Women Thrive Guide and increasing awareness of pay and working condition inequity.

  • Meets


Executive Committee: Elected leadership to guide the efforts of the DWC.

Safety CommitteeCollaboration with the Department of Safety to help provide insight on processes, procedures, and provide valuable feedback and interaction to better serve our Denver Communities. Engage with various departments such as DPD, DSD, and Denver Fire.

  • Meets


Ad Hoc CommitteesVarious sub-committees and assignments that come up at various points throughout the year

  • Meets





Commission Members

Olivia Almaguer *Chair

Zarah Levy

Flavia Zacula

Iris Halpern

Sara Hazel

Sara Hazel (she/her/hers) is the Vice President of Development at the Denver Public Schools Foundation. She has over fourteen years of nonprofit development and leadership experience. Sara has worked at global, national, and local organizations, including The American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, and Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. Sara’s leadership has included leading the Colorado Red Cross Centennial Celebration, celebrating 100 Years of the Red Cross in Colorado, and co-facilitating and planning the first ever national fundraising conference for Girls Inc. As a volunteer leader, Sara worked with a team to found a scholarship fund to send kids to summer camp in the Colorado mountains at Geneva Glen Camp. In all her roles, Sara has held management and leadership responsibilities and loves to build and work with exceptional teams. She loves the nonprofit sector and fundraising because of a desire for social justice and the ability to help donors navigate a path to support a mission that they can impact. 

Locally, Sara is involved in many organizations including as a volunteer mentor for City Year Denver, serving as the Secretary for the Denver Women’s Commission, a member of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s Empowerment Council, and is an alumnus of Metro Denver Chamber Leadership Foundation Leadership Denver Class of 2020.

When Sara is not raising money for humanitarian causes, Sara writes a book review blog and enjoys Kansas City BBQ.  She loves spending time in the mountains, traveling, watching Kansas Jayhawk basketball, reading, and spending quality time with her husband, friends, and chasing around her toddler daughter.

Stacey Shigaya

Stephanie Visscher