Kendra Black

Councilwoman, District 4

Councilwoman Kendra Black

Councilwoman Kendra Black took office as the Denver City Council Member representing District 4 in southeast Denver in July 2015. Dedicated to serving her constituents, Kendra is a constant advocate for District 4 and is committed to working collaboratively to keep Denver strong and moving in the right direction for everyone.

Kendra’s district priorities include neighborhood planning, mobility and safety, and community engagement. Citywide goals include addressing Denver’s mobility challenges, housing, sustainability, and parks.

Kendra chairs the Finance and Governance Committee, the State Legislative Policy Group, and is a member of the Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. She serves on the Denver Park Trust Board and the Colorado Municipal League Executive Board, High Line Canal Conservancy, Regional Air Quality Council, Denver South TMA Board, Transportation Solutions Board, and SCFD Board.

A proud Denver native, Kendra was born and raised in southeast Denver and grew up working in her family’s small business. Graduating from Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, she has a BA and MA from the University of Colorado. She has been actively involved in the community for three decades, successfully advocating for schools, students, neighborhoods, and parks.

Find your council district

SOUTHEAST DENVER FARMERS & GARDEN MARKETS ARE BACK 

  • NOW OPEN: Plum Creek Garden Market | 2150 S Monaco Pkwy | Daily 9 AM - 6 PM (Closes at 5 PM on Sunday) 
    Groundcovers’ former owner and manager opened the seasonal Plum Creek Garden Market in the closed Kmart parking lot at Monaco and Evans. Stop by for vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs, fertilizers, soil, bark and mulch.
  • MAY 15 | U-Hills Plaza Farmers Market | 2500 S Colorado Blvd | Saturdays through October | 9 AM - 1 PM
    70 local vendors, fresh produce, coffee, pastries and more! 
  • JUNE 6 | People & Produce Farmers Market at Belleview Station | 4910 S Newport St | Every Sunday through September | 9 AM - 1 PM
    Local vendors, fresh produce, food trucks, fashion trucks, and more! 

MAY 12 | DPR STRATEGIC ACQUISITION PLAN SURVEY PUBLIC HEARING | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on the proposed Strategic Acquisition Plan. Register here.


MAY 12 | NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING | 6 - 7 PM
Denver Police District 3's Neighborhood Watch program encourages a partnership between officers and the residents they serve. Officers promote neighborhood connectivity by encouraging neighbors to get to know one another, and teaching residents how to effectively observe and report suspicious behavior. This program creates awareness through implicit bias education - reminding neighbors - it's the person's behavior, not the person to be mindful of when observing and reporting suspicious behavior to the Police. RSVP to D3NeighborhoodWatch@denvergov.org for a link to participate. 


MAY 15 DEADLINE | HISTORIC DENVER'S 50 ACTIONS FOR 50 PLACES CAMPAIGN
Historic Denver launched this campaign to look for the next 50 places worthy of preservation. They are asking the people of Denver to help identify places they hope will still be here 50 years from now. Click here to submit the places you can't imagine Denver without. 


MAY 19 | DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOCK COMMUNICATOR ORIENTATION | 6 PM
This presentation is for those who have already participated in Neighborhood Watch Training and will cover the first steps in becoming the Neighborhood Watch point of contact for your block. Learn how to research crime stats in your area, search for sex offenders in your neighborhood, and request traffic monitoring/enforcement. RSVP to D3NeighborhoodWatch@denvergov.org for a link to participate.


MAY 20 | BUCHTEL BLVD PUBLIC MEETING | 5:30 - 6:30 PM
The project team will discuss the upcoming transportation safety project that includes a protected bike lane on E Buchtel Blvd from S Corona St to S University Blvd. The team will summarize feedback received so far, recap existing conditions along the corridor and discuss how your comments have helped shape the proposed design. They will also provide information on project schedule and next steps for the corridor. Current project information can be found here.

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MAY 27 | SOUTHEAST DENVER RACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK GROUP MEETING
Our mission statement: The District 4 Race & Social Justice Work Group, in support of the City of Denver’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals, seeks to promote racial and social justice in our community and create an inclusive district where everyone is welcome and can thrive. 

We are excited for what we have in store for this year. We will be having monthly work group meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6 - 7 PM. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 27. If you are interested in joining, please email taylor.cohn@denvergov.org.


JUNE 7 | DENVER 4-H'S FREE HEALTHY BODIES & MINDS SUMMER CAMP
This camp aims to help youth build life skills that lead to healthy lifestyle choices - all while having fun! Campers will participate in a variety of activities that allow them to learn about their own unique strengths, make new friends, get outdoors and build their confidence so they can make healthy decisions in their lives. Learn more and register here


JUNE 12 | 7TH ANNUAL ALL FOR ONE COMMUNITY GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITING OUR SCHOOLS | 7:30 AM SHOT-GUN START AT WELLSHIRE GOLF COURSE
Sign-up now for our local golf tournament that provides funds to Samuels, Southmoor, Hamilton, and TJ schools. The scramble tournament at Wellshire Golf Course is great fun and the luncheon at Wellshire Event Center can’t be beat!

Register at www.AllForOneGolf.org. Businesses are encouraged to purchase a golf hole ($150) as a great way to advertise while contributing to the schools! 


JULY 1 | BRING YOUR OWN BAG LAW BEGINS
Bring your own bag when shopping to avoid being charged $0.10 per disposable carryout bag beginning July 1. The bag fee does not apply to restaurants, beauty salons, and other businesses where retail sales are not the primary business activity. The city will give away reusable bags for free while supplies last starting in June. More information is available online at www.DenverGov.org/BagFees and at 311 (720-913-1311). 

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Our mission statement: The District 4 Race & Social Justice Work Group, in support of the City of Denver’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals, seeks to promote racial and social justice in our community and create an inclusive district where everyone is welcome and can thrive. 

We are excited for what we have in store for this year. We will be having monthly work group meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6 - 7 PM. If you are interested in joining, please email taylor.cohn@denvergov.org.