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Mar 12, 2020

Mayor Hancock Makes Local State of Emergency Declaration

Mayor Michael B. Hancock declared a state of emergency for the City and County of Denver in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The declaration order signed by the Mayor today may make additional emergency resources available to assist in Denver’s emergency response and gives the city greater flexibility to procure needed resources. The seven-day emergency order will be in effect through March 19, 2020.

Mar 10, 2020

Joint Statement on Cancellation of 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Following discussions with public health officials at the city and at the urging of the Mayor during consultation yesterday and this morning, the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has made the tough decision to cancel this year’s parade due to the on-going situation surrounding COVID-19

Feb 27, 2020

Stretch of Bannock Street to Become Permanent, Vibrant Downtown Gathering Space

Today, Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced Denver’s plans to transform a one-block stretch of roadway between the city’s iconic Civic Center Park and City and County Building into a versatile public gathering space and event space that people can enjoy year-round.

Feb 26, 2020

Denver Public Health & Environment Rolls Out Mobile Unit to Help Those in Need

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is doing its part to tackle our nation’s crippling opioid epidemic and overwhelming misuse of substances with a unique approach of bringing life-saving services into Denver’s neighborhoods.

Feb 25, 2020

Eric Tade to step down as Chief of Fire

After a decade leading the Denver Fire Department, and after deep reflection on the potential benefits to the department of a change in leadership, Eric Tade is stepping down as Chief of the Denver Fire Department.

Feb 20, 2020

Mayor and Superintendent announce new community microgrants partnership to help end youth violence

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Susana Cordova today announced the city will be matching the district’s $100,000 commitment – for a total of $200,000 – in new microgrant funding to engage community partners in the effort to help end youth violence in Denver.

Feb 19, 2020

Mayor Hancock names Grace Rink to head Denver’s first Climate Agency

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced his appointment of Grace Rink, a leader in the sustainability field with nearly two decades of experience working on climate issues, as Denver’s first Executive Director of the new Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency.

Feb 14, 2020

Denver City Government Closed Monday, February 17

Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Feb 1, 2020

Mayor Hancock Announces Gun Lock Giveaway to Help End Youth Violence

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced several locations where residents can obtain a gun lock to help end youth violence. The 1200 gun locks, supplied by the Denver Police Department and Project Child Safe, will be available today and tomorrow through several members of the city’s Safe Haven partnership.

Jan 22, 2020

Mayor Hancock Joins Nation's Mayors in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

Mayor Michael B. Hancock this week will join more than 270 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, DC for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 88th Winter Meeting.