Jeff Walker for Denver City Council-at-Large

First things first:



The short story is I love this city. I want to be part of it as it grows and changes.

The longer version is I’ve spent thousands of hours since 2004 on various boards and committees while balancing a family and full-time job – thanks to my friends. I think I finally have enough experience in developing land use, transportation and public safety policy to make a meaningful contribution. There’s still a lot to learn. Every person has a different experience in Denver, whether it’s someone here on a long weekend, a recent transplant or my friends who are lifelong residents and remember when only ranches were south of Hampden.

I grew up in a two-union household in Akron, Ohio. Both of my parents were deeply involved in campaigns for city, county and state offices, as well as local efforts for U.S. House and Senate candidates. I remember the dining room table being covered with campaign literature and walking lists from August through the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. I started stuffing envelopes and leaving door hangers for candidates when I was ten years old. I was raised watching my parents serve. I was taught to serve. I can’t imagine my life without it.

I moved to Denver from Cincinnati in 1999 to attend law school at the University of Denver. The employment and social opportunities also drew me – and several hundred thousand other people. I have strong ideas on how I want this city to operate. However, I believe the at-large seat belongs to the people. It’s the council member’s job to listen to everyone. That means sometimes I’ll have to vote against my personal wishes. Sometimes I’ll have to find a compromise between differing opinions. And sometimes I’ll have to vote for what’s in the best interest of the city, even if the reason is not immediately clear to everyone.

Civic service has always been part of my life. I hope you find that my experience and record will add value to the Denver city council. Thank you for your interest.




Task Force to Re-Imagine Policing and Public Safety, 2020-present

Regional Transportation District Board of Directors, District D, 2011-2020

American Public Transportation Association,

Blueprint Denver Task Force, 2016-2019

Rosedale/Harvard Gulch Neighborhood Association, Founding Member, 2009; President, 2018

Better Denver Transportation and Mobility Subcommittee, 2017

Colorado Resiliency Framework, Peer Reviewer, 2015

Denver Architectural Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-2012

American Planning Association – Colorado Chapter, Executive Committee, 2008-2010

Denver Planning Board, 2004-2010

Infrastructure Priority Task Force, 2007

Saint Anthony Hospital Redevelopment Task Force, 2005

West University Community Association, Board of Directors, 2004

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