Denver Water’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a 10-member volunteer committee that advises Denver Water staff and the Board of Water Commissioners on a variety of issues including rate changes, conservation activities, recreation issues, communication to customers, construction projects and other activities. This year Denver Water has two volunteer positions which will become vacant at the end of 2018. The CAC will review applications for replacements at their meeting on October 17 and will hold interviews for the two positions in mid- November.
Below please find the link to the CAC application.
To qualify for the Denver representative, an applicant must be a resident of the city and county of Denver, a Denver Water customer in their private residence, and must have been a resident of Colorado for at least five years.
To qualify for the West Slope representative, in addition to being a resident of Colorado for at least five years, an applicant must reside in either Mesa, Delta, Montrose or Garfield county.
The positions are three-year terms that would run from January 2019 through December 2021. Usually the CAC meets once a month at Denver Water’s administrative campus. If you know anyone who would be interested in applying for the CAC please feel free to send them the link to the application.
Three weekday drop-off sites will be open this year through December 7
The leaves changing colors are a pretty sight, but when they fall, make sure they don’t end up in the trash! Give those leaves a second life through Denver’s LeafDrop program, which will turn those fallen leaves into compost. Starting Monday, October 1, three free weekday drop-off sites will be open to Denver residents through Friday, December 7. The leaves collected through this program will be turned into a high-quality compost, which will be made available for residents to purchase in May. Learn more here!
Weekday Drop-Off Sites
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Another way to be environmentally friendly, break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags when raking fallen leaves instead – paper bags can also be composted! Denver Recycles, Denver Parks & Recreation’s Be A Smart Ash program, and Ace Hardware are teaming up to give away 50,000 paper leaf bags this year! Beginning Monday, Denver residents can print or download a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop. The coupon can be redeemed at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores.
Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:
Weekend LeafDrop sites will be coming soon in November! More details on dates and locations can be found at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop.
The Workforce Development & Community Initiatives at Denver Housing Authority will be offering free training opportunities through our Academies to Work program. You do not have to be a DHA resident, there is childcare and transportation assistance available for those who are eligible. After completion of programs, if a job is attained there may be some temporary transportation assistance available as well.
Light Industrial Construction Academy
Two Sessions: October 10th – 17th & October 31st – November 8th
Participants will receive upon completion: Forklift Certification, OSHA 10 Certification, & Flagger Certification
Health Pre-Professional Occupations Academy
October 29th – November 16th 10:00am – 2:00pm
Participants will receive upon completion: CPR/First Aid Certification, Bloodborne Pathogens Certification, & ADA Certification
Administrative Professional/Customer Service Academy
October 29th – November 16th 9:30am – 1:30pm
Participants will receive upon completion:
Retail Management Academy
November 26th – December 14th 9:30am – 1:30pm
Participants will receive upon completion: National Retail Federation (NRF) Certification
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Academy
November 26th – December 21st 10:00am – 2:30pm
Participants will receive upon completion: National Career Health Association Certification, which is NCCA Accredited Program.
Join Denver Parks & Recreation for a second public meeting to discuss future uses of the College View Recreation Center.
If you missed the first meeting and want to get an update, please email Laura.Morales@denvergov.org.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
College View Recreation Center
2525 S. Decatur St. Denver 80219
• Spanish language interpretation will be provided.
• Sign language interpretation (CART) provided upon request with three business days' notice: email SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org.
• For other public accommodation requests, please email DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org
For more information, contact Laura Morales, Community Relations Specialist
720-913-0633 | Laura.Morales@denvergov.org
Public comment open through October 31!
On August 6, Mayor Michael B. Hancock released a set of five plans to guide Denver’s growth and its impact on development, parks, mobility options and more over the next 20 years. Via the city’s two-year Denveright outreach and planning effort, input from thousands of you has resulted in plans for a more inclusive, connected and healthy city, for all of us who live here today, as well as our neighbors of tomorrow.
The plan drafts are available for your review and feedback through October 31! They are:
Learn more about the plans
Come to our office hours.
All Denveright office hours are from 3 to 6 p.m.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center
4890 Argonne Way
Cook Park Recreation Center
7100 Cherry Creek S. Drive
Woodbury Branch Library
3265 Federal Blvd.
Harvey Park Recreation Center
2120 S. Tennyson Way
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Ave, Room 1.B.6
Learn more about these and other events on our Denveright calendar.
Calling all volunteers! Project Homeless Connect 2018 is a one-day event on November 15 at the Colorado Convention Center that provides individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or those experiencing housing instability, access to vital services they need to get back on their feet.
Sign up at bit.ly/DenverPHC2018 to volunteer. The event is open to guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but volunteer shifts are available from as early as 7:30 a.m. to as late as 6 p.m.
Denver is expected to have another fun and busy weekend with the first three-day Grandoozy music festival, Sept. 14th through the 16th, at the Overland Park Golf Course at 1801 S. Huron Street. Gates open each day at 1:30 p.m. with performances ending around 10:00 p.m.
The scale and unique scope of this music festival is the first of its kind in Denver and the Denver Police Department offers the following tips for a safe and successful weekend:
For those who live or travel in the area of Overland Park Golf Course:
For the most up-to-date festival information, visitwww.grandoozy.com. For questions or concerns, please call the Grandoozy Community Hotline at (720) 669-8410.
Council Meeting Agenda
No District 7 specific items.
18-0976 Approves the naming of the unnamed park at Asbury and Tejon as La
Lomita Park located at 2140 West Asbury Avenue in Council District 7.
No District 7 Specific Items
The Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs invites you to join us in celebrating Welcoming Week. Denver, along with Welcoming America, other partnering cities and nonprofit organizations around the nation work to build a welcoming and sustainable community for all our residents. Welcoming Week, September 14-23, is a national celebration with a series of events bringing together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to share the benefits of and create a community – a City – where EVERYONE is valued and welcome.
This year, the Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs is pleased to host:
The Newcomers: A reading w/Helen Thorpe and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Sept 18, at 6:00 pm
Helen Thorpe, award winning journalist and author of Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, will read from her book, 'The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom'. The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers in an English Language Acquisition class at South High School.
A panel discussion with immigrant and refugee students will follow.
Paperback books will be on sale.
Please like 🏽 us: Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships
FB link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2129449730463207/
Wednesday, September 19, at 5:30 pm
Webb Building (east side off Colfax)
Join us at the Webb Building at 5:30 pm, for a Banner Reveal as the City & County of Denver reveals a new welcoming banner. Special thanks to OneColorado and ProgressNow. Then, walk on over to McNichols to view the Our Immigrant Stories Exhibit and enjoy the reception.
Our Immigrant Stories: Reception & Exhibit
Wednesday, Sept 19, at 6:00 pm
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave, 80202
The Denver Housing Authority and theDenver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, present an exhibit celebrating the diversity, strength, and determination of Denver residents. DHA's PhotoVoice Project combines photography, dialogue, photo exhibits and social action to increase awareness and appreciation of different cultures. Other works by young people that participate in ArtStreet depict each artists view of immigration.
Exhibit opens Monday, September 17 on the first floor of the McNichols Civic Center Building.
Please like 🏽 us: Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships &Denver Housing Authority
FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/291015618355544/
For information or to request a language interpreter, call (720)913-8451 or email:Maria.Corral@DENVERGOV.ORG.
For sign language interpreter or cart services, email: SIGNLANGUAGESERVICES@DENVERGOV.ORG.
Check out this link for more information about Welcoming Week and events around the country:https://www.welcomingamerica.org/programs/welcoming-week
This is by no means a complete list, if you have events you would like to share, please send them toMaria.Corral@DenverGov.org.
Read More for a list of Welcoming Week Events happening in and around the Denver metro area.
General – Multiple Events
Thursday, September 6The Mexican Cultural Center and Manuel Cordero invite you to the Opening Reception for the Exhibit "Del Sur al Norte", a collection of art pieces. Exhibit Runs from September 6 - December 14, 2018 - open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Saturday, September 8Join us (the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission) as we host our first Resource Fair! This event aims to connect Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, immigrants, and refugees with healthcare, education, immigration, housing, and legal resources! Please register: https://daapic-resourcefair-9-8-18.eventbrite.comRise for climate justice and join the national mobilization to demand a clean and renewable energy future that protects communities most impacted by climate change and pollution – work to lift up the voices of workers and communities of color.The Denver Art Museum’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. One of the DAM’s longest-running events, the 29th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, hands-on activities, booths hosted by artists and community groups, and more. Everyone is welcome and general admission is free.
Sunday, September 9Fiestas Patrias is a joint Mexican Independence celebration with Entravision and Mi Casa Resource Center held annually at Denver Civic Center Park. Enjoy music, food and so much more. Mi Casa benefits by receiving 50% of all beverage revenue from the event.
Tuesday, September 11
Thursday, September 13In collaboration with Lockheed Martin and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this exhibit will feature images captured by satellites that will highlight the human connection to the universe through the power of color and its interpretation. Images of the universe will also have a cultural tie-in with the prophecies of the Aztecs and the way the ancient civilization interpreted the universe as represented through a selection of prints from the Codex Borgia (the Aztec manuscript written before the Spanish conquest of Mexico). Exhibit: September 13, 2018 – February 23, 2019
Saturday, September 15
Monday, September 17Join us for lunch with David Firestein, the founding Executive Director of the China Public Policy Center and former American diplomat. We will discuss the current state of U.S.-China relations with a special emphasis on China's profound effect on the world economy and America's response to it.
Thursday, September 20
Friday, September 21Recognizing public safety is ensured via community and Department of Safety partnership and collaboration, Director for a Day is an opportunity for community learns to learn more about Denver’s Department of Safety and meet with Executive Director of Safety Troy Riggs and Chief of Police Paul Pazen among others. Sign up on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YBBM52Y. The lunch will feature a delicious, diverse cuisine provided by immigrant/refugee owned restaurants.
Saturday, September 22Please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock, his Cabinet and department heads as they come together for their quarterly neighborhood Cabinet meeting. Hear a first-hand account of what is happening in your community and around the city. Following the meeting, all attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in a one-on-one dialogue with the Mayor and his leadership team.
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29Back by popular demand, Unveiled and Unguarded offers an opportunity for women of all faiths in our community to come together with our sisters to learn about the role of veiling in Islam; why some women wear the veil, and some do not. Hear stories of faith and resiliency from our community—and have the opportunity to ask candid questions and learn in a safe, feminine space over a delicious shared meal. Expect powerful conversations!!
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