Today, Mayor Mike Johnston nominated Jaime Lewis to fill the District A vacancy with the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Board of Directors. The vacancy opened earlier this year after Kate Williams’ resignation. Pending Denver City Council approval, Lewis will fill the vacant position until January 2025, when a new director will be sworn in following RTD’s November 2024 election.
“Jaime is a forward-thinking and respected member of our community who brings a deep understanding of the transportation challenges facing our city,” said Mayor Mike Johnston. “I am confident Jaime will bring a fresh perspective and play a vital role in ensuring that the needs of our residents are met.”
Lewis brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to improving transportation infrastructure and services within our community.
Jaime Lewis is an ordained minister who serves as a transit advisor for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition where he works to preserve and enhance rights for people with disabilities. He supports the arts through his involvement with the Phamaly Theater Company and Access Gallery, which houses a non-profit providing opportunities for people with disabilities by displaying their art.
Lewis serves on multiple boards focusing on mobility and equity including the Denver Streets Partnership, Denver Regional Mobility and Access, and the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee, among others.
Between 1998 – 2001 Lewis served as a city council member and mayor for the city of Salida, Colorado.