PERSON OF THE YEAR (Virginia Oredson Award): The Virginia Oredson Award is given to a person who: Has encouraged Denver neighborhoods or citizens to work together in a common effort to solve community problems. Has established a record of selfless … READ MORE
Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore opened with updates about growth in Dist 11. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center (Aurora) is building up to be open late 2018. They are also backing a housing development within District 11 to help with affordable, nearby housing for their employees. The District is looking forward to added retail and restaurants.
A Montbello leaders group formed to address gentrification, historic information and other desired area factors. Montbello has 60% home ownership in place and they want to keep that characteristic. To do so, they are exploring options such as a community land bank, neighbors helping neighbors and possibly renting rooms for in home care and a deed structure in a land trust when current owners vacate. The goals: 1) to help seniors age in place so they do not have to give up their current homes and 2) to maintain affordable homes in the area.
At the Oct 10 delegate meeting INC hosted a forum concerning election item 2C also known as “National Western” . Participants in this forum were Richard Scharf, Kelly Leid, John Zapien, Susan Barnes-Gelt, Thad Tecza