Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

First Friday Breakfast: Denver Elections

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Room Number : Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Contact :
Kathryn Werner
Email :
kathryn.werner@ucdenver.edu
Cell :
303-315-0016
 

First Friday Breakfast 

Denver Elections: Has the City Reached an Inflection Point?

Denver elections are coming up, with ballots due by May 7. Denver residents will elect the Mayor, all 13 City Council seats, the Clerk & Recorder, and the Auditor. Residents will also vote on ballot initiatives about the decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms and reversing the camping ordinance that bans tarps, sleeping bags and tents in public spaces.

While these issues and races will be interesting and contentious, a larger and more enduring question is: What does the election mean for Denver going forward?

After nearly a decade of a booming economy and growing city, has the balance of development versus quality of life changed?  

Are high housing costs, gentrification, increased traffic and other issues changing the city’s key conversations?

How do these elections, and candidates, reflect a changing city that is grappling with these complex demands of growth?

How does the conversation change if and/or when the city hits a recession, and unemployment and lack of growth become problems again?

These are just some of the questions we’ll explore. Please join our expert panel in these conversations.

Moderator:

  • Nolbert Chavez, Director of CU Denver CityCenter

Panelists:

  • Patty Calhoun, Editor of Westword
  • Andrew Kenney, Reporter for The Denver Post
  • Other panelists to be announced soon.
Registration will open soon!

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First Friday Breakfast: Denver Elections

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Contact:
Kathryn Werner
Email:
kathryn.werner@ucdenver.edu
Cell :
303-315-0016
 

First Friday Breakfast 

Denver Elections: Has the City Reached an Inflection Point?

Denver elections are coming up, with ballots due by May 7. Denver residents will elect the Mayor, all 13 City Council seats, the Clerk & Recorder, and the Auditor. Residents will also vote on ballot initiatives about the decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms and reversing the camping ordinance that bans tarps, sleeping bags and tents in public spaces.

While these issues and races will be interesting and contentious, a larger and more enduring question is: What does the election mean for Denver going forward?

After nearly a decade of a booming economy and growing city, has the balance of development versus quality of life changed?  

Are high housing costs, gentrification, increased traffic and other issues changing the city’s key conversations?

How do these elections, and candidates, reflect a changing city that is grappling with these complex demands of growth?

How does the conversation change if and/or when the city hits a recession, and unemployment and lack of growth become problems again?

These are just some of the questions we’ll explore. Please join our expert panel in these conversations.

Moderator:

  • Nolbert Chavez, Director of CU Denver CityCenter

Panelists:

  • Patty Calhoun, Editor of Westword
  • Andrew Kenney, Reporter for The Denver Post
  • Other panelists to be announced soon.
Registration will open soon!
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