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Mayor Hancock Designates Murphy Robinson Deputy Mayor for 2019

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock has designated Murphy Robinson, Executive Director for the Department of General Services, as Deputy Mayor for 2019.

“Murphy has been a phenomenal executive director for the General Services team, and he’s become a valuable leader within my administration. I’m proud to designate him as my Deputy Mayor for the upcoming year,” Mayor Hancock said.

The Deputy Mayor exercises the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Mayor whenever the mayor is unable, for any cause, to perform the duties of the office. Per § 2.1.2 of the Denver Charter, the mayor shall designate a member of the cabinet as Deputy Mayor, with the designation being valid for one year.

Robinson, a Denver native, was appointed Executive Director of General Services in August 2017. Since taking over the department last year, Robinson has streamlined business processes in both the Purchasing and Facilities divisions in the General Services Department. These improvements have resulted in more engagement with small and women- and minority-owned businesses, and a $1.5 million savings in the utility operating budget. Additionally, Robinson created the citywide Energy Office and Security Office to support the Mayor’s energy initiatives and enhance safety in the city’s facilities.

“It’s an honor to be appointed Deputy Mayor for our great city, I look forward to representing Mayor Hancock and the people of Denver in this capacity.” Robinson said.  

Robinson’s term as Deputy Mayor will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.