Parker’s Urban Renewal Authority Rebrands and Renews Commitment to Community
PARKER – January 3, 2018 – Formerly known as the Parker Authority for Reinvestment (PAR), the Town of Parker’s urban renewal authority has now evolved in both name and initiative. With its new name, Partnering for Parker’s Progress (P3) is armed with a robust strategic plan, a renewed commitment to engaging the community and a refreshed brand.
Why the change?
- PAR struggled to accurately communicate the goals of the organization.
- PAR needed a way to identify themselves separately from the Town of Parker, as it is an organization unto itself.
- The name was clunky and confusing to both developers and residents.
With this new brand, P3 is working towards eliminating misconceptions of a URA by hosting a website that is up-to-date, user friendly and communicating clearly across all types of media.
“It’s not just a new name,” said Director Jason Rogers. “It’s a commitment to being transparent, accountable and fiscally responsible.”
P3 is enhancing Parker through investment and collaboration. P3 is a true partner that is committed to defining and accomplishing public and private goals that improve the Parker community.
P3’s organizational goals are to:
- Create safe and beautiful spaces for public benefit.
- Proactively encourage the right type of growth in the right areas.
- Be flexible and entrepreneurial in identifying opportunities and solutions.
For more information, visit P3Parker.com and like us on Facebook.
Think spring break: Send the kids to Camp DCL
HIGHLANDS RANCH – Jan. 8, 2018 –Douglas County Libraries is pleased to announce its 2018 offering of Camp DCL spring break camps for kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is now open for the weeklong, half-day camps running Monday, March 19 though Friday, March 23.
Camp DCL provides unique learning experiences and hands-on fun for kids, giving them the chance to discover what they want to be. This year’s spring break camp themes are Be a Builder and Be a STEAM-y Chef.
- Be a Builder – Kids will tackle design-and-build projects both large and small, including collapsible cardboard forts, wood birdhouses, and brick and mortar experiments. Camps are available at the library’s Castle Pines, Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch locations.
- Be a STEAM-y Chef – Kids will cook up two recipes each day, learning science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts like the science of taste and genetic modification. Camps are available at the library’s Lone Tree, Parker and Roxborough locations.
The 2018 camp themes may sound familiar to former Camp DCL campers, but Kerri Morgan, Douglas County Libraries department head special events, says this year’s camps will offer brand-new experiences, so any returning campers can expect something different.
Camps are priced at $155 to $165 for the week, based on the theme, and limited scholarships may be available from the Douglas County Libraries Foundation for qualified applicants.
To learn more about Camp DCL spring break camps and/or scholarship opportunities, visit DCL.org or call 303-791-7323.
Volunteer Position Available on Parker’s Investment Advisory Committee
PARKER – Jan. 11, 2018 – Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? A volunteer position is now available on Parker’s Investment Advisory Committee. The Investment Advisory Committee, which is appointed by Town Council, reviews and monitors the Town’s cash management and investment results, develops and recommends investment policies to the Town Council, and assists in the selection of investment facilitators and managers.
Finance professionals who have experience serving as representatives of banks or trust companies, representatives of primary government bond dealers, private sector cash managers, and finance directors or investment personnel in local government entities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to financial professionals who live and/or work within Parker’s town limits. Committee meetings are held on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October.
Relatives of Town employees and officials are not eligible to apply. If you are eligible, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Town of Parker Finance Department, Attn: Mary Lou Brown, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Denver Art Museum Breaks Ground on Renovation of Iconic Gio Ponti-Designed North Building
$150M Project to be Completed in 2021
DENVER – Jan. 11, 2018 – The Denver Art Museum (DAM) broke ground yesterday on a comprehensive renovation of its iconic North Building, the only completed structure in North America designed by renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti. Machado Silvetti and Denver-based Fentress Architects are the design team behind the $150 million project, slated for completion timed to the building’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The design will unify the entirety of the DAM’s campus, streamline visitor access to the museum’s collections, exhibitions and serve as a beacon for the surrounding neighborhood.
The DAM has raised $110 million toward the capital campaign, and in November 2017 voters approved $35.5 million in funding for the project through the City’s general obligation bond initiative to help fund key infrastructure and safety upgrades for the nearly 50-year-old building. In recognition of a $25 million lead gift from Board Chairman Lanny Martin and his wife, Sharon, the North Building will be renamed the Martin Building upon reopening to the public. Additional lead project donors included Anna and John J. Sie, who have pledged $12 million for the realization of the welcome center, as well as the Avenir Foundation, Fred and Jana Bartlit, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation, the Morgridge Family Foundation and Amanda J. Precourt.
For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit DenverArtMuseum.org.