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Downtown Colorado, Inc. Announces New Board Members

Friday, February 17, 2012  
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Vicki Mattox, Stifel Nicolaus, and Tim Steinhaus, formerly of Arvada Urban Renewal Authority, Also Honored for Contributions

DENVER -- February 16, 2012 -- Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to the board of directors. At the February 1, 2012 Annual Meeting, DCI members voted to instate the following new members: John Batey, Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority; Bill Bell, City of Montrose; Mike Braaten, City of Rifle; Beth Kosley, City of Woodland Park; Elaine Mariner, Colorado Creative Industries; and Bruce O'Donnell, George K. Baum & Co.

"On behalf of all members of our organization, I am thrilled to officially welcome these new board members to DCI," said Katherine Correll, Executive Director. "Each of the new board members is a tremendous asset to our organization and will perfectly complement our current board of directors."

In addition to the introduction of new board members, current and past board members were presented with awards for their dedication. Current At-Large Board Member Vicki Mattox of Stifel Nicolaus was honored as Board Member of the Year. Former board member and past executive director for Arvada Urban Renewal Authority Tim Steinhaus was honored as DCI's Featured Urban Renewal Professional of 2011.

"We have been honored to be able to work with both Vicki and Tim through the years," said Correll. "Vicki has shown extraordinary dedication to the mission of Downtown Colorado, Inc. and community revitalization in general, and I am so glad we can show her this small token of our appreciation.

"In addition to being a long-time supporter of DCI, Tim has been deeply committed to the urban renewal community and using these valuable tools to support historic preservation. We have been delighted to have him as a long-time member and past board member and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.."

Current DCI board members include executive members Anna Jones, Progresive Urban Management Association (President); John Plakorus, Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (Vice President); Kim Grant, City of Arvada (Past President); Vicki Mattox, Stifel Nicolaus (Member at Large); Carrie McCool, McCool Development Solutions (Treasurer); Kristin Cypher, Britina Design Group (Secretary); board members John Batey, Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority; William Bell, City of Montrose; Mike Braaten, City of Rifle; Mark Heller, Golden Urban Renewal Authority; Tracy Huggins, Denver Urban Renewal Authority; Michael Hussey, Nolte Vertical Five; Beth Kosley, City of Woodland Park; Rick Kron, Grimshaw & Harring, PC; Bruce O'Donnell, George K. Baum & Company; Anne Ricker, Ricker-Cunningham; and ex-officio board members Christy Culp, Department of Local Affaris; Elaine Mariner, Colorado Creative Industries; Lee Merkel; Department of Local Affairs; and Charles Unseld, Department of Local Affairs.


About Downtown Colorado, Inc.

Established in 1982 as the Colorado Community Revitalization Association, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit membership organization that aims to build better communities by providing assistance to downtowns, commercial districts and town centers in Colorado. Organization members represent downtown organizations, local governments, development and improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in downtown and community development. DCI services include education, technical assistance, program participation, and advocacy.


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Downtown Colorado, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. DCI employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status and marital status.


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