The Office of Community & Veteran Affairs works to advance the Mayor's priorities to achieve a world-class, welcoming city with high-level community engagement efforts. Through the facilitation of Neighborhood Involvement, Cabinet in the Community events, Denver Days and many other community contacts the office provides the platform for residents to connect with city leadership for real-time conversations on issues and concerns while maintaining and building sustainable relationships.
Every year the Office of Community Affairs is offers mini-grant funding to residents and civic organizations to develop community driven projects designed to promote Denver as a welcoming, accepting, and inclusive city.
2017-2018 Projects focused on the themes of collaborating and relationship building for youth and law enforcement, improving neighborhood connectivity, promoting inclusion and equality, providing justice services and support for immigrant communities, promoting social justice, empowering city youth, and advocating for Dreamers.
Cabinet in the Community is a quarterly opportunity for members of the community to come and hear brief presentations by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, as well as his cabinet members on important issues pertaining to their neighborhood and the City and County of Denver.
Community members are given an opportunity to speak face-to-face with the Mayor and members of his cabinet following the presentations during the City Fair portion of the event.
Denver Days is an initiative Mayor Michael B. Hancock created to help neighbors get to know neighbors and get involved with their communities. The concept and message behind Denver Days quickly caught on with Denver residents and this August 1st-7th marks Denver Days fourth year.
“When I finally got to know my neighbors, my house became a home.” - Harold Brewer, Skyland resident
When youth at Arts Street were asked to envision the world they would like to see, they created artwork filled with hope, love, peace, forgiveness and grace. A city unified, not divided. A Denver Healing As One.
Those visions are going up on four billboards across the city to inspire all of us to see the possibility with the optimism of youth.