A Letter from John
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Welcome to the February edition of Urban Dweller! I don't know about you, but 2023 has gotten off to a frenetic start. While this may cause a few more grey hairs, it is also great to see the number of community activities and opportunities for volunteerism and engagement in our communities. Last month, CHUN recognized the recipients of its SEED Award program. Further information about the wonderful recipients is below. We thank them all for their contributions to enriching life in greater Capitol Hill and for supporting some of the most vulnerable in our communities.
Now that the festive season and January blues are behind us, we are looking forward to the range of programming and activities planned throughout this year. From bi-monthly happy hours, to informational webinars, to park clean-ups in conjunction with Denver Parks Trust, CHUN offers a range of activities for you to support our great neighborhoods and also get to know one another. In March, we are delighted to host Rowena Alegria of the Denver Office of Storytelling, for the webinar "30 Years Later: How the ADA enabled Denver's Disability Community to Boldly Go Where Everyone Else Has Gone Before." Please join us using the zoom link in the article below.
In February, we honor Black History Month. Please check out History Colorado, National Museum of African American History and Culture, denver.org, and blackhistorymonth.gov, amongst many others, that offer a variety of programming throughout the month.
Thank you for being part of CHUN!
John Deffenbaugh, Executive Director | Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods
CHUN Member of the Month
CHUN News and Updates
March 14: CHUN Bi-Monthly Member Happy Hour
Regional Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) are all about bringing neighbors and local businesses together.
CHUN will host a member Happy Hour every other month in 2023. Our first Happy Hour is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 from 6 p.m. to 7p.m. Watch your inbox for the announcement of the March location.
Bring your neighbors! See you there!
March 15: History Matters Webinar: ADA 30 Years Later with Rowena Alegria
Congratulations to our 2023 SEED Award Recipients
CHUN Honors SEED Award and Good Neighborhood Awards Recipients at its Annual Meeting
¡Viva! Streets Denver is Open to Everyone
CHUN Committee Reports
Urban Planning Committee
The Urban Planning committee has drafted a candidate questionnaire for distribution to candidates on the April ballot for Mayor, City Council At-Large and Council Districts within CHUN borders. Candidate responses will be posted to the CHUN website in the order in which they are received. CHUN does not formally endorse candidates for political office. We hope that the responses might help you better inform your decisions.
The Development Committee is meeting to plan membership recruitment and fundraising events. If you have ideas on events that you would like us to plan and support, please send your ideas to email@example.com.
Denver and Colorado News and Updates
Cherry Creek West $1B development coming to Denver
Denver Releases Draft Recommendations on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs); Seeking Feedback
Denver Public Schools Needs Your Feedback on Redistricting
Nature Play in City Park
Feb 25: Launch Party: American Indian/Indigenous Peoples Historic Context
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