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Mariah Wollweber
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Bike to Work Day registration open for company coordinators, station organizers

Registration is open at biketoworkday.us for those wishing to lead a Bike to Work Day 2019 company effort or organize a station for riders. The June 26 event is expected to draw thousands of cyclists throughout the region, many of whom may be trying out a two-wheeled commute for the first time.

2019 Policy Statement on Federal Legislative Issues

DRCOG has issued its policy statement on federal legislative issues for 2019. 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, and proposals that affect DRCOG as an agency or that would affect one or more of its programs. Read the statement here.

Public comment sought on proposed amendments and updates to the Metro Vision Plan, and to the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan and associated air quality conformity documents

DRCOG is seeking public comment on three important documents:
  • proposed amendments to the Metro Vision Plan
  • proposed amendments to the 2040 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan (MVRTP)
  • associated air quality conformity determinations
We want to hear from you! Please check out the draft documents here and let us know what you think.
 

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