In February, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) elected its officers to serve a one-year term, and Arapahoe County District 3 Commissioner Jeff Baker was named treasurer.
DRCOG board directors collaborate and guide the metro region in the areas of transportation and mobility, regional growth and development, and aging and disability resources. As the Denver region continues to grow and evolve, each year’s board faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities, and over the next 12 months the DRCOG board will consider such important issues as funding for aging services and transportation, with an increased focus on preparing for how emerging technology will shape our mobility future.
“I am honored to join the DRCOG Executive Committee and thank the Board of Directors for their vote of confidence in me,” Commissioner Baker said. “The important mission of this collaborative group of elected officials is to serve as the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Area Agency on Aging, along with providing other services to towns, cities and counties. Because I also chair the Arapahoe County Transportation Forum, my efforts to bring federal dollars back to the metro area and Arapahoe County for infrastructure improvements and vital senior citizen services will continue.” The board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings have been virtual recently, but the group plans to return to in-person meetings at 1001 17th St. in Denver later this spring. In addition to its monthly meeting, board work sessions are held at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Audio, video and presentations from most meetings and work sessions are posted online. DRCOG currently has 58 participating member governments, and the governor appoints three non-voting representatives to the board. RTD has a non-voting representative.
For more information on DRCOG or its board of directors, visit drcog.org.