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The Board of Public Health & Environment consists of nine members, who serve without pay, appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Denver City Council. The Board is the local board of health for Denver. Their primary functions include adopting rules and regulations, reviewing requests for variances from department laws and hearing appeals of decisions of the department manager, and otherwise assisting the department in developing policies. They have five-year, staggered, terms.

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Additional Board Information

Alisha Brown (Commission Expires 12/31/2020)
Catherine Cooney (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Genene Duran, Ph.D., MHA, 2020 Vice Chair (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Jim Garcia (Commission Expires 12/31/2021)
Jennifer Jaskolka (Commission Expires 12/31/2025)
Jim Rada, 2020 Chair (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Celia Vanderloop (Commission Expires 12/31/2022) 
Chris J. Wiant, Ph.D. (Commission Expires 12/31/2023)

None at this time.

These rules and regulations are adopted and issued by the Manager of the Department of Public Health and Environment of the City and County of Denver in accordance with the authority contained in Article II of the Charter of the City and County of Denver and in the Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver.
View the Rules Governing Hearings Before the Board

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
101 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80202

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: 720.865.5484
Fax: 720.865.5530

For questions regarding an Administrative Citation issued by DDPHE, or for information on how to file an appeal, contact the Administrative Hearings Case Managers at 720-865-5362 or 720-865-5366, or email

Appealing An Administrative Citation

If you have received an Administrative Citation and wish to appeal, please follow the Board Rules and Regulations Governing Hearings.

For questions regarding an Administrative Citation issued by the Department of Public Health & Environment, or for information on how to file an appeal, please contact the Administrative Hearings Case Managers at:
Phone: 720-865-5362 or 720-865-5366
Fax: 720-865-5531

Published Rules & Regulations

Variance Requests

The City and County of Denver variance request process holds public health as the top priority in the consideration of all requests. Please be aware that the process requires extensive review and consideration and may take several weeks to complete. Additionally, the processing of requests may be paused or delayed at any time based on trends with virus data. Priority consideration will focus on requests submitted by industry organizations, as these variances if granted will impact the greatest amount of opportunity.


Central 70 Project

Denver's Board of Public Health & Environment Approves Nighttime Noise Levels for Work to Continue on I-70.

Learn more.

Next Meeting:

Board of Public Health & Environment - Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom (use the link to register in advance)


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Board or Commission Appointments

Civic engagement, defined as, “Active participation and collaboration among individuals, government and the private sector to influence and determine decisions that affect the citizen public”, is the cornerstone of our democracy. We encourage you to apply for those that meet your interest, skills and/or qualifications. Please keep in mind that this content is only indicative of boards and/or commissions for which the Mayor appoints applicants. Your application will be kept on file for a period of two years, during which time you will be considered for any vacancies. To assure full consideration of your application for a board or commission appointment, it is important to review the responsibilities and requirements. Certain boards and/or commissions may require special qualifications, i.e. professional licensing or experience, and geographic location.

When applying for a position, please follow these guidelines:

  • Locate the board and/or commission(s) of interest to you and apply for the board or commission online 
  • Submit your application at least 45 days prior to the vacancy date for positions that are currently occupied

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Interim Communications Director

Tammy Vigil
Manager of Media Relations


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