May 31, 2017
DENVER — Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) recently added three members to its Board of Commissioners — Angela Bricmont, chief of finance at Denver Water; Lisa Flores, Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) Region 5 representative; and Darryl Jones, chief real estate officer and executive vice president of Denver International Airport (DEN). As the manager of urban renewal activities for the City of Denver, DURA is Denver’s facilitator of thoughtful redevelopment and neighborhood investment. As board commissioners, Bricmont, Flores and Jones will provide policy direction in all aspects of the organization’s activities. DURA’s board of commissioners consists of 13 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the mayor of Denver and confirmed by the Denver City Council for staggered five-year terms. The remaining two members include one elected board member of DPS and one board member of one of the special districts that levies a property tax within Denver.
Bricmont brings more than 20 years of financial experience. In addition to her role as chief of finance at Denver Water, she serves as chair of the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Finance, Accounting, Management and Controls Committee, chair-elect of the Board of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the AWWA’s Rocky Mountain Utility Management Committee. She was selected for the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry’s “50 for Colorado” Leadership Program, and completed a yearlong leadership training program with the Center for Creative Leadership.
“Angela’s acumen in managing and securing long-term financial stability is a welcomed asset to the DURA Board of Commissioners,” said Tracy Huggins, executive director of DURA. “Her leadership and financial knowledge will be valued as DURA continues to support sustainable redevelopment in Denver.”
Flores, appointed by the Denver School Board to DURA’s Board of Commissioners, has worked in the nonprofit, local government and philanthropic sectors for the past 25 years. Prior to her current position with DPS, she served nine years as a senior program officer for the Gates Family Foundation, leading the capital grants program and, later, an education initiative. She also spent five years as executive director of Denver Inner City Parish, a human-service nonprofit community center. She has aided former Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper as senior staff, and contributed to a range of community development, social service and civic projects for the City and County of Denver. Flores is active on numerous community boards, including the DPS Bond/Mill Community Advisory Committee (later the Mill Oversight Committee), Denver’s Road Home – Resource Allocation Committee, the Latina Initiative, NARAL Colorado, the Children’s Museum of Denver and the Denver Housing Authority. She is also an appointed commissioner for the Denver Public Library.
“Lisa is a championed figure in the public and nonprofit sectors for her community development skills,” said Huggins. “The DURA Board of Commissioners looks forward to gaining the perspective of DPS and incorporating her civic experience for future projects.”
Jones was named chief real estate officer and executive vice president of DEN in 2016 and is responsible for the continued development and economic expansion of the airport’s real estate program on 17,000 developable acres – including transit-oriented communities at two on-airport commuter rail stations and a voter-approved, 1,500-acre commercial-use pilot program. His expertise also includes major land planning and development projects in Colorado, Texas and Florida as the vice president and development manager of Coventry Development Corporation. Jones has also served as the director of planning and government affairs for Oakwood Homes, and as planning manager for the City of Greenwood Village’s Community Development Department.
“Darryl’s extensive background in real estate and community planning and development will help drive DURA’s vision for the future and ensure thoughtful, informed investment in Denver neighborhoods,” said Huggins.
About Denver Urban Renewal Authority
The Denver Urban Renewal Authority makes Denver stronger by assisting with thoughtful redevelopment and investing in neighborhoods with affordable loans for home repairs that allow residents to stay in their own homes. DURA partners with communities and city agencies when redevelopment or revitalization needs to happen, leading a thoughtful process that brings together neighborhoods and the city as a whole. DURA also offers zero- and low-interest loans to homeowners for emergency repairs and other rehabilitation that will make their home more safe and comfortable, including making grants to renters and homeowners for accessibility upgrades to their home. For more information, visit RenewDenver.org.