Colorado’s downtowns and districts throughout the state are the gathering place for diverse community members. In Colorado, many of our community are experiencing homelessness and our districts are the first line in supporting these groups and/or enforcing policies around those experiencing homelessness. Join our conversation as we look at some of the innovative ways our front line districts are responding to transient populations in Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Public Library, and Downtown Fort Collins.
This year's City Builder will be held at the Emerson School Building at 1420 Ogden Street, Denver, CO 80218
Please note that the City Builders' Panel on homelessness will be starting at 12:30 PM.
This quarter's VISTA training will be on August 1st from 3 PM to 5:15 PM following the City Builder's Forum. The additional morning session on Wednesday, August 2nd will be from 9 AM to 10:30 AM.
We will cover topics ranging from starting out as a VISTA and what those requirements entail such as reporting and why it's vital for the program.
Additionally, more information about Colorado will be presented for those VISTAs who may not be as familiar as others with the area.
Lastly is some quick information and discussion about soft office skills (email, excel beyond the simple spreadsheet, etiquette, etc.)
If you have any questions or suggested topics, email Eli Levine.
Downtown Colorado Inc's Downtown Institute in Grand Junction will be regarding developing downtown retail for small businesses. Taking place on August 17th from 1-5 PM, we will be discussing topics such as capitalizing on events, small business thriving in an Amazon world, small business growth, succession, and ownership, and brainstorming sessions where implementable strategies will be developed.
We hope to see you there!
Urban Renewal Board Training
December 8, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In 2017, DCI will continue the tradition of training for urban renewal board members with a continuation of the Urban Renewal 101 series. We are identifying new and exciting case studies that will show rural renewal and urban innovation. DCI will highlight processes for implementing 1348 and the opportunities that these new partnerships create. DCI is also building a coalition of partners to study the impacts of urban renewal in Colorado and we are seeking partners to contribute to the planning and shaping the parameters of this study.
If you have a URA membership with DCI, you receive over 50% off the ticket to this event. Log in to your account to access this discount. Contact DCI if you would like to sign up for membership or check on an existing membership.
Below is the agenda of the training:
Welcome and Introductions|Meet your URA peers from around the state and find out what they are working on.
Urban Renewal 101
URA and TIF 101|Get the basics on urban renewal and tax increment finance. Brief presentations with informal discussion, question for beginners.
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Urban Renewal 201 Partnerships with Key Stakeholders