Wil Alston is the director of the Denver Office of Neighborhood Engagement (D-ONE), an office in Denver’s Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP) Agency.
Prior to D-ONE, Wil served as a senior communication advisor for the Hancock Administration, as the executive director for the Five Points Business District, and was a key staffer for former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter. He is also the founder and principal of the Wil Alston Group, a versatile Denver-based boutique firm specializing in marketing & public relations, civic engagement, government relations, and supplier diversity.
Wil also has a rich and long history of working with area nonprofits that have included: the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, the Five Points Business District, The Spirituals Project, The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy, Regis University, the East Denver YMCA, the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Stadium Baseball District.
He is a veteran communication strategists and executive and has close to thirty years of professional experience in entrepreneurship, networking, fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning; and he gained those experiences in a variety organizational structures including: all three branches of government including federal, state, and local; nonprofits, and in private business.
Wil shares two and a half decades of marriage to Rosalind “Roz” Alston and they are longtime Park Hill residents.