Upper Downtown Task Force

Staff: Bob Pertierra, Senior Vice President of Economic Development

Chair: David Sternberg

Meeting times: Quarterly

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Task Force Objective

Provide input and support for ongoing implementation of Upper Downtown Plan.   

Examples of Topics Discussed 

  • Support efforts to make Glenarm Plaza closure permanent.   
  • Support Popup Denver retail activations focused on upper downtown. 

Application Requirements 

Applicant should have an interest and expertise in city building and economic development. Current experience with major employer or service provider actively engaged in the growth and expansion of the downtown Denver market in terms of investment, new facilities, new firms and jobs.  Director or executive level experience preferred. Participation offered to all members of current Upper Downtown Task Force by invitation only.

Task Force Member Expectations 

Task force members will:  

  • Strive to attend all meetings and provide communication to Downtown Denver Partnership staff for necessary absences. One absence will be excused if communicated in advance. A virtual attendance option will be made available if a task force member communicates to Partnership staff at least 24 hours in advance that they are unable to attend in person. 
  • Prepare for meetings in advance by reading the agenda and any emails, reading materials sent prior to the meeting.  
  • Arrive to meetings on time and stay until the end.  
  • Serve as active discussion participants by listening respectfully to others, contributing to the discussion, and communicating ideas concisely.  
  • Thoroughly complete assigned tasks by agreed upon deadlines.  
  • Commit to the entire term of service as outlined in this document.  

Task Force 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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