Message From The President Dec 2017

jj.neimann

The holidays are a time for giving and a time for sharing. They are such an important time for Denver registered neighborhood organizations because they help us solidify our bonds of friendship and keep us going in these cold, dark months. The potlucks we organize and the people we share the season with are those who will sustain us and help us the rest of the year. I hope your holidays were warm and well-attended.

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Presidents Message October 27, 2016

jj.neimann

It is this need for knowledge sharing and exposure to the cities important topics that is a pillar of importance for the Denver INC and for your membership in our Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation. When representatives from your RNO attend our INC committee meetings and our delegate meetings, you have a great opportunity to keep up with the changes that the city government is making. INC creates the opportunity to participate in the decision making process and to influence the decisions that are made.

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Presidents Message August 2016

jj.neimann

Hello my fellow neighborhood and civic leaders. I hope you have been enjoying a beautiful Denver summer. When I think of what makes Registered Neighborhood Organizations so important for Denver, I think of all the ways that RNOs create community and how what makes Denver great is rooted in the diverse communities that exist within it. RNOs are filled with active citizens who care about the people they live with and about the quality of life that exists for themselves and their neighbors.

One way RNOs create community is by organizing and presenting events all over the city. In the summer these events are usually outdoors and well attended by the neighbors who live around them. We have fairs and festivals like the People’s Fair, the Harvey Park Festival, and the Mayfair Dog Days.

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Presidents Message June 2016

jj.neimann

Hello again my fellow neighborhood and city leaders, here we are in Denver 2016; I hope it’s going well for you and your communities as we begin the summer. As we take some time, during the Memorial Day weekend, to celebrate the sacrifices and mourn the ultimate sacrifices that our forbearers made to sustain our country, I am writing to tell you that the need for active citizens who are willing to give of themselves to better our city and our nation is as relevant today as it has ever been in our fair city.

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Presidents Message May 2016

jj.neimann

For this president’s letter, I realize that many of you don’t really know who I am and what I stand for, so I’m going to take a minute to tell you a bit about myself.
I am a child of Denver. I was born at DGH, I grew up in northwest Denver, and attended elementary –> high school in the DPS schools there.
As my alma mater, North High School’s most famous attendee, Golda Meir, said, “Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.”
I want to let you know that I’ve been a neighborhood and community advocate from early childhood because, well, it’s just the way my mom and dad raised me. Growing up, I was constantly walking the streets, organizing neighbors, going to city meetings with my mom.

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Presidents Message March 29 2016

jj.neimann

In my presentation for the INC presidential nomination, I laid out some guiding principles that I hope you will join me in holding during the coming year. Let us put effort into achieving balance in our approach to engaging with the city. We will expand our INC community by engaging more RNOs and empowering them to improve their neighborhood impact.

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From the President Feb 29, 2016

Larry Ambrose

It has been my pleasure to serve as President of INC for the past four years and a member of the INC Board since 2007. In agreeing to serve it has been my goal to fundamentally move the organization to actively advocate for neighborhood interests and to empower neighborhood organizations to effect municipal public policy. I believe that this is the role that INC has increasingly served as part of our City’s democratic process. READ MORE

From The President: Mopping up after a World Championship Victory

Larry Ambrose

For Denver residents, winning the Super Bowl is indeed one more reason we have to be proud of our City. We are proud of its history, its diversity, its climate, its institutions and its culture including its sports teams; K-12, collegiate and professional.
Another thing that has always stood out about which we could be proud was the perception that Denver was a clean city. This was something that was noticeable especially in the spring and summer after a long a dreary winter. READ MORE

From the President: A Big Year in Perspective

Larry Ambrose

The year 2015 has marked unprecedented accomplishments for INC. With the help of the Delegation, INC Committee Chairs, Co-chairs and Members, and a myriad of folks from RNOs and the community, there can be no doubt that INC has tried to make, and in some cases made a difference in the course of events and direction of public policy. READ MORE

The Straight Poop on Poop to Power- From the President- October 2015

Larry Ambrose

In announcing that that it would not go forward with their plan, the Zoo cited numerous reasons, none of which, of course, included questions raised by Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation or INC’s request for Denver City Council to conduct an in depth, fact-finding hearing to shed light on this complicated issue of major importance. Such a hearing would have likely determined that burning trash and manure was an inappropriate use in Denver’s parks. It is an industrial use which better belongs in an industrial zoned area away from the Zoo’s 4000 animals, the Zoo’s visiting school children, City Park visitors and the thousands of residents who surround the Park. READ MORE

Council Committee Process Ripe for Reform- From the President- August 2015

Larry Ambrose

Decisions which are strongly supported in committee, by all intents and purposes, are final. When they are brought to the floor of Council, they are approved with a perfunctory vote after minimal discussion. Even where public hearings are required or granted, most often the decision was made in the committee. READ MORE