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Mayor Hancock Designates Don Mares as Deputy Mayor

Denver – Mayor Michael B. Hancock has designated Don Mares, Executive Director of the Department of Human Services, as Deputy Mayor for 2020. Mares has served as Executive Director of Human Services for the City and County of Denver since 2015, and previously served as Deputy Mayor for 2016.

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.

Mares’ appointment as Deputy Mayor took effect on Jan. 1, 2020.