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DRCOG Honors City of Lone Tree

The City of Lone Tree received a 2018 Metro Vision Award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). The award was presented at DRCOG’s annual awards celebration on April 25.

DRCOG Honors Clear Creek County

Clear Creek County received a 2018 Metro Vision Award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). The award was presented at DRCOG’s annual awards celebration on April 25.

When Clear Creek county’s clinic closed in 2011, the community was faced with an immediate public health challenge made even more critical by two things: a growing aging population and limited access to public transportation. Community leaders recognized the urgency of not only bringing a health care facility back to Clear Creek County, but also ensuring access to care by the growing population.

How do we ensure health and quality of life after the first 50 years?

The Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Area Agency on Aging is one of the inaugural grant recipients of NextFifty Initiative, a nonprofit foundation focused on improving community services for older adults and their caregivers.

With the population of Americans age 65 and older expected to double to 98 million by 2060, NextFifty Initiative was formed to seek, vet and fund projects, ideas, technology and innovations that improve the lives of those who are aging.

Bike to Work Day 2018 Open House

Station organizers and company coordinators are invited to attend a Bike to Work Day Open House at the DRCOG office on Tuesday, April 10. Stop by any time between 7:30 and 10 a.m. We'll  provide you with materials and hands-on expert assistance with registration and other questions so that you leave ready and excited for this year's event. RSVP so we know who to expect you here

Ron Papsdorf joins DRCOG as director of transportation planning and operations

DRCOG welcomes Ron Papsdorf to lead the organization’s transportation planning and operations division. Papsdorf’s 25 years of planning and government relations experience will serve him well with DRCOG, having supervised, developed, and implemented innovative, multi-modal transportation plans, projects and policies.

“We’re fortunate to have Ron’s extensive experience and expertise, especially in these times where the transportation landscape is evolving at a rapid rate,” said Douglas W. Rex, DRCOG executive director.

2018 Policy Statement on Federal Legislative Issues

DRCOG has issued its policy statement on federal legislative issues for 2018. 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 hearing on proposed amendments and updates to Metro Vision Plan and 2040 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan

DRCOG Board of Directors will hold public hearing to comment on Metro Vision and MVRTP

The public hearing is an opportunity to comment on proposed amendments and updates to the Metro Vision Plan, and to the 2040 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan and associated air quality conformity documents: DRCOG Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulate Matter (PM10) Conformity Determination, and the Denver Southern Subarea 8-hour Ozone Conformity Determination.

DRCOG elects 2018-2019 officers

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has elected its officers, who serve a one-year term effective immediately. Elected Feb. 21 to lead the board of directors are:

  • Chair – Herb Atchison, mayor, City of Westminster
  • Vice Chair – Bob Fifer, council member, City of Arvada
  • Secretary – John Diak, council member, Town of Parker
  • Treasurer – Ashley Stolzmann, council member, City of Louisville

Bob Roth, council member for the City of Aurora, will serve as immediate past chair. 

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

Yes, you can keep pedaling to work all winter long, and Way to Go will show you how.

2018 Policy Statement on State Legislative Issues

DRCOG has issued its policy statement on state legislative issues for the 2018 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.