Planning & Community Impact Committee

Staff: Andrew Iltis, Vice President of Planning and Community Impact

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Committee Objective

Using the Downtown Denver Partnership work plan as a guiding document, the Planning and Community Impact Committee will provide leadership and input regarding community involvement, city planning, funding, policy, design, and implementation of the Downtown Area Plan. This Committee will be tasked with developing clear and measurable criteria for evaluating community impact and will provide input to how those impacts are affected.   

Examples of Topics Discussed 

This Committee’s purview will be dedicated to physical metropolitan realm interventions and capacity building in Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.   

  • Provide expertise and critical insight during city design and architectural review for new and adaptive projects downtown 
  • Interpretation of DDP staff-provided bicycle safety data and analysis 
  • Identify priority mobility projects from Denver Moves: Downtown and Denver Moves: Everyone 
  • Provide guidance and feedback around DDP-initiated public realm design, programming, and activation  
  • Participate in the review and input related to the area plan process for Downtown 
  • Increasing accessible and diverse housing availability 
  • Act as representative leadership body to the Transportation Management Association supporting transportation demand management efforts of the Downtown Denver  

Application Requirements 

In general, the applicant should have an interest, passion for, and basic knowledge of city-building and community development processes as it relates to city planning, city design, architecture, urban development, stakeholder engagement/involvement, transportation planning/engineering, and/or public administration.   

The applicant will find the most leadership growth within the following experience levels: 

  • Project Manager/Manager/Principal through Executive  
  • In the range of 10+ years of professional experience  
  • Community impact-involvement experience (e.g. participation in city planning projects, board/committee experience, etc.)  

Committee Member Expectations 

Committee members will:  

  • Strive to attend ALL Committee meetings (four per year) and provide communication to DDP staff for necessary absences. One absence per fiscal year will be excused if communicated in advance. A virtual attendance option will be made available if a committee member communicates to DDP staff at least 24 hours in advance that they are unable to attend in person. 
  • Prepare for meetings in advance by reading the agenda, emails, and reading materials sent before the meeting.   
  • Arrive to meetings on time and stay until the end.  
  • Serve as active participants by listening respectfully to others, contributing to the discussion, and communicating ideas concisely.  
  • Commit to a term of service of one year, renewable annually as mutually agreed upon.  

Due to the nature of this committee’s work, robust participation in the Downtown Denver Partnership’s events and activations are strongly encouraged. Committee Members maybe invited—though not required—to participate on related subcommittees and task forces, included but not limited to:   

  • Metro Design Task Force: will meet as needed in relation to project review cycles. 
  • Transportation Management Association (TMA) Committee: will meet bi-annually or as needed related to TDM activities, policies, and grant cycles.  
  • Travel Survey Task Force: will meet to provide input on 2023 Travel Survey and volunteer to amplify the survey to Downtown stakeholders. 

Committee Member Code of Conduct 

The Downtown Denver Partnership is dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, and harassment-free member experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, veteran status, or branch of military service.  

We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form. Members or participants violating these rules may be sanctioned and/or expelled from the Downtown Denver Partnership at the discretion of staff; they may also be barred from participation in future Downtown Denver Partnership committees, task forces, programs, and events.  

Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of the Downtown Denver Partnership for everyone.   

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to the Downtown Denver Partnership staff.  

The Downtown Denver Partnership is committed to engaging with our community of residents and businesses that fuel the quality of life and define the soul of Denver as we work to forge a center city that is welcoming to everyone, reflecting communities of the past, present, and future. 

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