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DRCOG board elects 2019-2020 officers

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has elected its officers to serve a one-year term effective immediately. Elected Feb. 20 to lead the board of directors are:

  • Bob Fifer, City of Arvada, chair
  • John Diak, Town of Parker, vice chair
  • Ashley Stolzmann, City of Louisville, secretary
  • Kevin Flynn, City and County of Denver, treasurer

Herb Atchison, City of Westminster, will serve as immediate past chair.

Public hearing on Area Plan on Aging

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Advisory Committee on Aging will hold a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 1001 17th Street, Denver. The hearing is an opportunity to comment on the 2020-2023 Area Plan on Aging. 
Several opportunities exist to provide comment on this document, which is available to read here

Randy Arnold to Lead Denver Regional Council of Governments’ HR Team

Denver Regional Council of Governments welcomes Randy Arnold to lead the organization’s human resources team, bringing more than 27 years of experience to serve DRCOG.

“Randy’s experience and expertise will serve DRCOG and our employees well. Human resources is a new department at DRCOG, previously housed under admininstration and finance, and I’m looking forward to having Randy’s HR leadership on our team,” said Douglas W. Rex, DRCOG executive director.

Don’t put your bike away this winter - make bike commuting work for you year-round

Winter Bike to Work Day is Friday, Feb. 8, hosted by DRCOG's Way to Go program. If you're new to winter bike commuting or just need a little encouragement to keep it up when the mercury drops, this is the day to make it happen.

Citizens' Academy application period opens

Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2019 session of the DRCOG Citizens' Academy, which seeks to involve people from around the region in a deeper dive into civic life. The academy concentrates largely on the issues of transportation, land use and regional demographics (including the growing aging population). Interested persons are encouraged to read more and apply between now and March 8. 

2019 policy statement on state legislative issues

DRCOG has issued its policy statement on state legislative issues for the 2019 session. DRCOG's legislative activity is generally focused on the proposals of special significance to the Denver region, or which would have a unique effect upon local governments in the region, proposals that affect DRCOG as an agency or that would affect one or more of its programs, and legislation to implement DRCOG special task force recommendations. Read the statement here.


Active Transportation Plan adopted

At its Jan. 16 meeting, DRCOG's Board of Directors unanimously adopted the region's first active transportation plan. The plan was developed with in partnership with organizations and local governments from across the metro area in an effort to create a unified vision for what makes biking and walking comfortable and safe. It also aims to make better connections between bike and pedestrian trails and other facilities. Read more about it here

Public comment sought on draft engagement plan

DRCOG is seeking public comment on the draft of its public engagement plan. Please check out the draft plan and let us know what you think! Comments are being accepted through through March 20, when a public hearing will be held prior to the reguarly scheduled Board of Directors meeting. Comments will be accepted through an online form, by email, U.S. mail, and in person the night of the hearing.

2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Subregional Share Call for Projects opens

The Subregional Share Call for Projects opens Jan. 2 and closes Feb. 27. All eligible applicants who anticipate submitting a subregional application should contact their individual subregional forum based on where the project is located. Applications are submitted, reviewed, and scored by each of the individual subregional forums. After each subregional forum has identified projects to be funded within its funding target, projects will be submitted to DRCOG for consideration by  committees of the Board prior to final approval by the Board of Directors.

Assisting older relatives

The holidays are a time when families gather, and as a result, often a time when people realize that aging friends and relatives may be struggling with daily activities. If you visited an older loved one during the holiday season and have questions about services that may be available to assist them, we can help. Contact DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging for information on caregiving, transportation, home health and more in the eight-county region we serve.