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Inauguration 2015

Mayor Michael B. Hancock today delivered his 2015 Inaugural Address to an audience of 1,000 people at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Proud of Denver’s progress and optimistic about the city’s future, the Mayor highlighted the hard work of the residents of Denver to create a vibrant city that is experiencing one of the most dynamic moments in its history.

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Denver Days

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.

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Neighborhood Relations

The Denver Mayor's Office has a Neighborhood Liaison and Community Liaison to help neighborhoods, residents, and Registered Neighborhood Organizations communicate with the city regarding issues of concern, problem solving, and local and city-wide events. The City and County of Denver is here to serve its citizens in the best way possible, and the liaisons allow for two-way communication to improve services and deal with problems. 

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Peak Performance

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.

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Project Denver Delivers

“Delivering a World Class City with a Mile High Smile”

Do you know someone who works hard everyday that you would like to have recognized? Take a picture of a City and County of Denver employee delivering a world class city with a mile high smile! They could be one of the biannually chosen faces to be displayed in one of Denver’s public buildings!

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North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative

The City of Denver has several major redevelopment and infrastructure projects taking place that provide a connection from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport. Named the Corridor of Opportunity, the nearly 23-mile stretch is one of the most compelling commercial investment opportunities in the world, with thousands of developable acres.

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Additional Programs & Initiatives

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Better Buildings Denver includes several programs designed to help Denver’s commercial sector and residents achieve cost reductions and high performance, and to conserve use of natural resources.

Learn more about the Better Buildings Challenge.

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Denver Education Compact

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 about the Denver Education Compact.

Measure 2A Service Investments

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.

Read the plan.

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Denver's budget is a financial blueprint that maps city services and how those services are funded. The city appointed a Structural Financial Task Force to explore various options to eliminate budget imbalance.

Learn more about how we're Delivering Denver's Future.

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Mayor Hancock made it a priority to appoint a new Police Chief for the Denver Police Department and a national search for a new police chief was launched in conjunction with the Police Executive Research Forum.

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During his third year in office, Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced advancements his administration made to deliver a livable city for all residents, one that offers opportunity around every corner.

See more from the 2014 State of the City.

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During his second year in office, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and his administration made significant progress in connecting Denver to the global marketplace and every resident to high-quality services.

See more from the 2013 State of the City.

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During his first year in office, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and his administration made significant progress in enacting bold, innovative strategies and smart solutions to keep moving our great city forward.

See more from the 2012 State of the City.

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Mayor Hancock hit the ground running as Denver’s 45 th  mayor on July 18, taking immediate steps that ultimately will deliver a world-class city where everyone matters. 

See more from Mayor Hancock's First 100 Days.