The National Western Center Authority is a Colorado nonprofit corporation that will program, operate and maintain the year-round campus for agricultural education, innovation and entertainment. The actions of the Authority will be guided by a 13-person Board made up of 11 voting directors and two non-voting directors.

As outlined in the National Western Center Framework Agreement, the voting directors include six appointments by the Mayor (confirmed by City Council), two Colorado State University appointees, two Western Stock Show Association appointees, and one Globeville, Elyria, or Swansea resident Mayoral appointee (confirmed by City Council). A second Globeville, Elyria, or Swansea resident will be appointed by the mayor as a non-voting director. The City Chief Financial Officer will also serve as a non-voting director and Treasurer of the Board.

The Board will partner, collaborate and engage with the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods to ensure the National Western Center directly benefits the surrounding neighborhoods and residents for the foreseeable future, including the development of a community benefits agreement. In addition to the programming, operation and maintenance of the campus, the Board will provide input to the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, regarding the city’s buildout of the new campus.

 “This board has a very important duty – to guide this community asset for the maximum benefit to our community,” Mayor Hancock said. “I have no doubt that this impressive group of public servants will set a positive course for the National Western Center and for the neighborhoods it will call home.”

The 2018 Authority Board was selected due to their demonstrated commitment to the vision for and continued viability of the future campus; expertise in planning, design, construction, programming, marketing, financing, fundraising or other relevant experience; and personal integrity, passion, innovative ability, patience and collaborative ability.

2018 Authority Board Meeting Schedule

NOTICE: Publication of finalist under consideration for the position of CEO of the National Western Center Authority. There will be a two-week open comment period regarding the CEO finalist. Any comments can be sent to Melody Ambrose: m.ambrose@nationalwesterncenter.com.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

September 21, 2018

  • Conference call

September 27, 2018

  • Monthly Board Meeting – 9:30am to 12:30pm | 4655 Humboldt Street, VIP Room, Denver, CO 80216

October 31, 2018

  • Monthly Board Meeting – 9:30am to 12:30pm | 4655 Humboldt Street, VIP Room, Denver, CO 80216

November 29, 2018

  • Monthly Board Meeting – 9:30am to 12:30pm | 4655 Humboldt Street, VIP Room, Denver, CO 80216

December 20, 2018

  • Monthly Board Meeting – 9:30am to 12:30pm | 4655 Humboldt Street, VIP Room, Denver, CO 80216

These are subject to change by the Board. Meeting locations will be posted once available. Meetings notices are publicly posted at the Valdez-Perry Branch Library (4690 Vine Street, Denver 80216). Sign up for email updates below. 

Please visit the Data Hub for Authority-related documents.

Direct questions to, Melody Ambrose at m.ambrose@nationalwesterncenter.com

 

 

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Authority Chairman & President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Joe Garcia

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Alternative Licensure Instructor, University of Colorado

Liliana Flores Amaro

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President and CEO, National Western Stock Show and Complex

Paul Andrews

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President, The Denver Retail Group

Robb Brown

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President, Colorado State University

Dr. Tony Frank

Chief Financial Officer, City and County of Denver

Brendan Hanlon

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Chairman of the Board, Western Stock Show Association

Pat Grant

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Executive Vice President, Oakwood Homes

Kelly Leid

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CEO/Executive Director, Mi Casa Resource Center

Monique Lovato

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Chairman and CEO, Além International Management, Inc.

Steve McCarthy

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Executive Vice Chancellor of the Colorado State University System

Amy Parsons

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