RISE Denver: American Rescue Plan Act Funding

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Denver is preparing to invest $308million in Local Relief Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, and plans to ask voters to approve a $450million RISE General Obligation Bond to create jobs and boost the city's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The goal is to rebuild an inclusive, sustainable, equitable economy that works for everyone (RISE).

Stimulus Investment Advisory Committee Members

Council President Stacie Gilmore – City Council President
Elbra Wedgeworth – Former City Council President, former DHHA executive 
Lindy Eichenbaum Lent – Rose Community Foundation President and CEO
Stewart Tucker Lundy – Disability Law Colorado Board Member, 16th Street Mall Champions Member, CEO Stewart Tucker Lundy & Assoc.
Lori Davis – Economic Relief and Recovery Council Chair, Grant Thornton Managing Partner
Albus Brooks – Long Term Recovery and Resiliency Committee Co-Chair, Millender White Vice President
Dewey Jackson – Denver Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO President
Tony Lemus – El Centro Program Director
Janice Sinden – Denver Performing Arts Center President and CEO
Christine Benero – Mile High United Way President and CEO
Susan Powers – Urban Ventures President; Denver Health Foundation Board Member
Glenn Harper 
 Sun Valley Kitchen and Community Center Owner
Monica Martinez  FAX Partnership 

City Advisory Members

Brendan Hanlon – Department of Finance – Facilitator
Eric Hiraga – Denver Economic Development and Opportunity – Business Recovery
Don Mares – Denver Human Services – Community Support
Eulois Cleckley – Department of Transportation and Infrastructure – Infrastructure
Kim Desmond – Interim Chief Equity Officer and Director, Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation
Other city agency representatives as needed