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District 8 Information

Christopher Herndon,
Council District 8

District 8, encompassing 16 neighborhoods, has boundaries that span from the Central Business District to City Park, from the Hospital District to Colfax and from Park Hill to Five Points.  It is truly a place where you can live, work and play; and it is one of the most culturally, economically and generationally diverse districts you’ll experience in the city.

The district borders Colfax to the South, 40th/I-70 to the North, Holly to the East and Speer to the West.  We have over 50,000 constituents in our district and a number of pets we are unable to count!

District 8 is also the economic engine for the city, serving as the logistical heartbeat for business recruitment and retention and for extensive public investment, which is the reason our grand city recovered from the economic downturn faster than most other cities in the US. With a rebranded and reopened Union Station, an overhauled Theater District and a down-town that continues to evolve, Denver’s City Center has become a national model for downtown and regional development.  Our office, housed in the newly named Elbra M. Wedgeworth Municipal Building, is located in Five Points and is manned by an outstanding and dedicated staff. 

The District 8 team consists of myself, Amanda Schoultz and Shelby Wieman. We are here to serve you and welcome your input on how to grow our communities, district and city.

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Council Redistricting

New Council District boundaries for purposes of the 2015 municipal election.


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Homelessness Initiatives for 2013

Current Resources/Services

  • The following was not available last Summer, but the additional beds for MEN will be available through this Summer (2012)
    • 200 beds at Crossroads and 100 beds at the Denver Rescue Mission
  • Both CHUM and New Jerusalem Baptist Church will have the following available
    • 40 beds total for "UNACCOMPANIED WOMEN"
  • There will be an allocation from the Crime Prevention and Control Commission (CPCC) for $350,000 dedicated to the top 500 District County Court offenders.
    • 90% are homeless individuals

Future work

  • Work on expanding the capacity to six churches for women and young people (ages 15-25)
  • Six-month and annual analysis of the utility of the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance
  • S.T.O.P.P. (Solutions to Ousting Predatory Practices)
  • Work with the Crime Prevention and Control Commission (CPCC) to leverage resources.
  • Develop a 24-hour Resource Center Working Committee through the Homeless Commission.
  • Approach City Council to pursue dedicated public funds going to Denver’s Road Home.
  • Work with Councilwoman Robin Kniech and Councilwoman Debbie Ortega on housing stock funding for Denver.

Download the full initiative plan outline

Contact Councilman Herndon

Christopher Herndon
Councilman District 8
Phone: (720) 337-8888

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