Why are we "Lucky District 7"?
Councilman William "Bill" Himmelmann represented the district from 1995-1999 and coined the phrase "A little Slice of Heaven in Lucky District 7," putting the phrase on stickers, coffee cups and other swag. His successor, Councilwoman Kathleen McKenzie (1999-2007) kept the phrase but shortened it to "Lucky District 7." Councilman Chris Nevitt used the phrase during his tenure from 2007-2015. Continuing the tradition, Councilman Clark refers to the district as Lucky District 7.
Lucky District 7 Registered Neighborhood Organizations
Lucky District 7 is located in south central Denver and includes the diverse neighborhoods of Historic Baker, Overland Park, Platt Park, West Washington Park, Ruby Hill, Athmar Park, Valverde and College View. The district is currently represented by Councilman Jolon Clark on the Denver City Council.
Meet the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Valverde Elementary School (2030 W Alameda Ave.)
Baker Historic Neighborhood Association
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hirschfeld Tower (333 W. Ellsworth Ave)
College View Neighborhood Association
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM
College View Rec Center (2525 S. Decatur Street)
Neighbors Of Overland North
Please contact for meeting times and locations.
Overland Park Neighborhood Association
4rd Thursday of the month (excluding November & December)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Studios at Overland Crossing (2205 S. Delaware Street)
Platt Park Peoples Association (3PA)
Meetings are quarterly, 6-8 PM, Decker Library (1501 S. Logan Street)
Please contact for meeting dates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruby Hill-Godsman Neighborhood Association
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:15 PM
Garden Park Church Gym (1755 S. Zuni Street)
Valverde Neighborhood Association
Check the Facebook group for updates.
West Wash Park Neighborhood Association
1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:30 PM
Washington Street Community Center (809 S. Washington Street)
About Councilman Jolon Clark
Jolon was elected to the Denver City Council to represent Lucky District 7 in in 2015. During his tenure, Jolon has championed policies that focus on mobility and the environment. Jolon was elected President Pro-Tem of the Council in 2016, and served as President of City Council from 2018-2020. Jolon serves on the board of the Levitt Pavilion Denver, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Mile High Flood District, Transportation Solutions and Visit Denver. Among other initiatives, Jolon has spearheaded legislation to:
Born and raised in Denver, Jolon was raised in Wash Park. He attended South High School and Colorado State University. Jolon currently lives in Platt Park with his wife, Sarah, and their two children.
Meet the Staff
Contact the Lucky District 7 office
Anita Bañuelos (Middle right)
Raised in and currently a resident of Athmar Park, Anita handles issues and attends community meetings on the west side of the district (Athmar, Valverde, Ruby Hill, College View.) Anita has spent over 10+ years in advocating for education including helping name a few school campus in Southwest Denver. During her time with Councilman Clark, she helped named La Lomita Park, helped reestablish College View Recreation Center under Denver's programming, and created a partnership with non-profits within Southwest Denver. When she is not busy fighting for improvements on Alameda, Anita enjoys snuggling with her dog, Paloma, and hanging out with her family. A fluent Spanish speaker, Anita is able to connect with residents bilingually. Contact Anita at email@example.com.
Maggie Thompson (Middle left)
Maggie started in politics at a bicycle advocacy group in Washington D.C. and brought her expertise in safe streets to Denver. Maggie attends and focuses on issues on the east side of the district (West Wash Park, Baker, Overland). When she is not busy mountain biking, Maggie enjoys gardening, hanging out with her dog, Charlie, and trying out a new recipes. Reach Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tate Carpenter (Far left)
Tate grew up in Bozeman, MT and left the freezing cold to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, before moving to Denver in 2013. Tate covers issues on both sides of the district and handles constituent issues, communication and legislation on climate change in the District 7 office. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, playing soccer and finding cheap flights for her next travel adventure. Contact Tate at email@example.com.