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
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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.
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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
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