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Leading, continued from page 1 beautiful tree canopy. What addition would you like to see in Park Hill? A dog park. Best contact: Via the GPHC office.

Treasurer: Bob Homiak Occupation: I am retired from the U.S. Department of Justice, where I practiced environmental law. Your role: I work closely with the Chair to establish the budget for the upcoming year and monitor income and expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the organization stays on budget. What drew you to GPHC, Inc.? I have been active as a board member for most of the last 16 years in a variety of positions. I started attending meetings simply out of curiosity, became interested in zoning issues and was asked to fill the then-vacant property use chair, which I did and thoroughly enjoyed being able to participate in a more meaningful way in what GPHC was doing at the time. What would you like to accomplish? As treasurer, my immediate goal is to develop the 2017 budget. What do you love about Park Hill? The neighborhood feel and the wide variety of people who live here. What addition would you like to see in Park Hill? I’d love to see some creative measures employed to deal with the everincreasing traffic within Park Hill, which is slowly degrading the feel of the neighborhood. Best contact: Through the GPHC office.

Districts 1. roger Kilgore Occupation: I am a water resources engi-

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neer, which in my case means I work to create public works that are protected against flooding and do not harm water quality. Your role: I help bring concerns of District 1 to the board and share information with the district. What drew you to GPHC, Inc.? Park Hill is a wonderful neighborhood and it has been nurtured over the decades by many volunteers in many roles. Serving on the board is one way that I believe I can contribute to the present and future of Park Hill. What would you like to accomplish? Reinforce the activities that help bring neighbors together and expand efforts to care for those among us with the greatest needs. What you love about Park Hill: I love the diversity and the positive community spirit. What addition would you like to see in Park Hill? More walkable commercial opportunities. Best contact: Phone: 303-333-1408 or email:

2. ryan T. Hunter Occupation: Vice President of Development for Lightshade, Buddy Boy, PotCo and Next1 Labs Your role: I represent District 2 and from time to time head up special initiatives. What drew you to GPHC, Inc.?: I got involved as a founder of the Park Hill 4th of July Parade six years ago, but I stayed when I learned all the good that GPHC does for our community. Your goals? I have a long-term view of

my involvement in GPHC and want nothing as much as to be a good steward for our neighborhood. What you love about Park Hill: I love that our neighborhood has a personality. No other neighborhood in the city can say the same. What addition would you like to see in Park Hill? More concerts and events in City Park. Best contact: Through the GPHC office.

3. Heather Shockey Occupation: Director, Outsourced Consulting Services at Mountain States Employers Council. Your role: Help neighbors become active in their community and provide resources for various engagement. What drew you to GPHC, Inc.?: Initially zoning issues, and then the opportunity to volunteer with a larger group of people for a great neighborhood. Your goals? Continue to develop relationships with neighbors and business owners so that Park Hill is a vibrant community. What you love about Park Hill: The people, the architecture, the history, and the proximity to downtown and the mountains.

consultant. Your role: Representing District 5 residents. What drew you to GPHC, Inc.?: We were approached concerning the intention to develop and rezone a historic property on Montview Boulevard. We met many active and inspirational residents during this process. My philosophy is that if you want to change or preserve something then it is your responsibility to join the conversation. Your goals? I am interested in meeting more District 5 and Park Hill residents. The city is looking for feedback from residents on their neighborhood’s plan. As a board member I would like to participate in that conversation and contribute to preserving the character of the neighborhood, parkways, and parks. Safety is also something I would like to address. I would like to have an open meeting with residents and the city about the growing traffic problems, which are dangerous for kids. What you love about Park Hill: I love the unique character and diversity! We have wonderful neighbors on Glencoe Street. My kids love walking to school and the library, all of the fun amenities like street fairs, block parties, and shopping districts. What addition would you like to see in Park Hill? Our family is always looking for a good breakfast spot, so maybe a place to enjoy a fun and casual brunch/lunch with patio seating. Best contact: Blair Taylor, 646-584-1033,

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4. Vacant 5. Blair Taylor

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Occupation: My primary occupation is mother of a Park Hill Panther-ette and Montview Community preschooler and wife of a spirited Bronco superfan. I spend the rest of my days as a freelance designer and Colorado State Small Business

Occupation: In December, after a 13 year run with KDVR FOX31/CH2, the stations decided to dump anyone over 55, so in effect I was retired. That said, I am working with Five Points News and Brother Jeff to keep the free flow of information alive in Denver. I also did five years in Denver’s economic development and in the mayor’s office as assistant press secretary. Your role: Hope will be to keep neighbors up on current issues facing our neighbor-

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