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The Administration

Cary Kennedy
Deputy Mayor & Chief Financial Officer
Department of Finance 
Adrienne Benavidez
Executive Director of General Services
Department of General Services
Brad Buchanan
Executive Director of Community Planning and Development
Department of Community Planning and Development
Jose Cornejo
Executive Director of Public Works
Department of Public Works
Happy Haynes

Executive Director of Parks and Recreation
Department of Parks and Recreation
Kim Day
Executive Director of Aviation
Denver International Airport
Bob McDonald

Executive Director of Environmental Health, interim
Department of Environmental Health
Don Mares

Executive Director of Human Services
Denver Human Services
Scott Martinez
City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office
Stephanie O'Malley
Executive Director of the Department of Safety
Department of Safety
Eric Tade

Chief of Fire
Denver Fire Department
Robert White

Chief of Police
Denver Police Department
Patrick Firman

Denver Sheriff Department
Stacie Loucks
Director of Excises and Licenses
Department of Excise and Licenses
Nicholas E. Mitchell, Esq.

Independent Monitor
Office of the Independent Monitor


Scott Cardenas
Chief Information Office
Technology Services

Scott Field
Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Ashley Kilroy
Executive Director
Office of Marijuana Policy

Kelly Leid
Project Manager for the NDCC
North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative


Chris Martinez
Director of Small Business Opportunity
Denver Office of Economic Development


Bennie Milliner
Executive Director
Denver's Road Home
Erin Brown
Executive Director
Office of Children's Affairs
Derek Okubo

Executive Director
Human Rights and Community Partnerships
  Rowena Alegria
Senior Advisor for Community Communications
Human Rights and Community Partnerships
Shawn Johnson
Director of Community Affairs
Human Rights and Community Partnerships

Kent Rice
Executive Director
Denver Arts & Venues

Katy Strascina
Executive Director
Office of Special Events
Jerry Tinianow

Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability

Paul Washington
Executive Director
Denver Office of Economic Development



Janice Sinden
Chief of Staff

Dave Edinger
Chief Performance Officer

Diane Barret
Chief Projects Officer

Evan Dreyer
Deputy Chief of Staff

Penny May
Deputy Chief of Staff

Skye Stuart
Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislation

Emily Hauber
Deputy Legislative Director

Gabrielle Corica
Legislative Coordinator

Anthony Graves
Director of Regional Affairs
Anthony Aragon
Director of Boards and Commissions
Amber Miller
Director of Communications

Mike Strott
Deputy Communications Director 

Julia Gayles
Communications Coordinator

Rosalind Alston

Barry Burch
Special Aide to the Mayor

LaTonya Lacy
Director of Administration

Mary Crosswright
Executive Staff Assistant

Elizabeth Trewin
Executive Assistant

Valerie Sanchez
Executive Assistant


Cesi Gomez
Executive Assistant

Brianna Groves
Executive Assistant

Breena Alderete
Executive Assistant



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Featured Initiatives

Thanks to Denver voters’ overwhelming support of Measure 2A in 2012, the city is equipped to eliminate its budget deficit, restore essential services and move Denver forward. Click here to read the plan...

After three years of measures to balance the budget, agencies are feeling the effects of putting off needed investments in capital and human resources. We need a new approach to these ongoing challenges. Learn more about Peak Performance

The Denver Education Compact is Mayor Hancock's initiative to create a new and binding agreement requiring the City, Denver Public Schools, higher education and community stakeholders to make specific commitments to improve education throughout Denver. Learn more...

Today there are several major redevelopment and infrastructure projects taking place in Denver’s Globeville/Elyria-Swansea/River North neighborhoods. The area is a gateway to downtown Denver and a key station along the Corridor of Opportunity which will connect downtown to Denver International Airport. Learn more about the NDCC...