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Monthly Message from Councilwoman Gilmore 

April means the University of Colorado A Line is almost here! We are excited to officially bring the train connection to our neighborhoods for reliable DIA and downtown access on April 22nd. RTD will be celebrating the new station openings, so stay tuned to our Facebook page "Stacie Gilmore Councilwoman Denver District 11" for more updates! 

The District 11 Council Office is also kicking off Montbello's 50th Anniversary with a district-wide, community Day of Beauty on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am - 2:00pm

We are excited to partner with Denver Parks & Recreation to coordinate two tree planting projects as well as Denver Solid Waste who will have two locations for large item pick up. Day of Beauty sponsors: Xcel Energy, Oakwood Homes, Denver Water, Village Homes and community organizations: Athletics & Beyond, Environmental Learning for Kids, Far Northeast Neighbors, Montbello 2020, FAVA, Omar D. Blair Charter and KIPP Montbello.

Please join our Day of Beauty as a volunteer for one of the tree planting projects or stop by our celebratory lunch at the Parkfield Amphitheater between 12:00 - 2:00pm for free lunch, entertainment, a small farmer's market, LED light bulb giveaway and much more. Check out more details for the May 21st Day of Beauty below!

As always customer service and communication is at the forefront of our priorities, so please do not hesitate to call, text, or email us with any concern or suggestion!   
                     Hope to see you soon, 



District 11 Day of Beauty Event
Kickoff Celebration to Montbello's 50th Anniversary 

Event: Saturday, May 21st @ 9:00am - 2:00pm

Details: District 11 Council Office will be hosting a Day of Beauty with two stewardship tree planting projects at Montbello Central Park and Green Valley Ranch East Park. There will be a celebratory lunch provided, entertainment, gardening, composting demonstrations and much more!

Park Tree Planting and Clean Up

When:   Saturday, May 21, 2016 
              9:00am - 12:00pm
              Breakfast provided

Where: Two Locations:

             Montbello Central Park 
             Between Andrews Dr and Crown Blvd
             Denver 80239 

GVR East Park
             Between 45th Ave & Jebel St
             Denver 80249

***Register to be a VOLUNTEER 
Contact Tina Myers at or 303-698-4904 or

***Are you an organization, nonprofit or program? Volunteer 10 people to help us reach our goal of over 100 volunteers!

Email with your 10 volunteers today and become a Day of Beauty partner! 

Large Item Pick Up 

When:  Saturday, May 21, 2016 
             9:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Two Locations:

             Montbello High School - Parking Lot
             5000 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239 

             Evie Dennis Campus - Parking Lot
             4800 Telluride St, Denver CO 80249

Details: Get rid of any bulky items you no longer want at these locations! Click here for trash items that are not accepted. 

Celebratory Community Lunch and Entertainment

When:  Saturday, May 21, 2016 
             12:00pm - 2:00pm 
              Lunch Provided

Where: Parkfield Lake Park Amphitheater
             15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver CO 80239 

Highlighting Our Community

The District 5 Denver Police Department has 5 new officers on staff! Get to know them below! 

   Officer Bartholomew              Officer Brings

      Officer Funari                     Officer Rivers 

                          Officer Vanpelt

Welcome! We are excited to have these officers on the District 5 Police team and look forward to working with them! Please see their biographies below to learn more about the officers serving our neighborhoods! 

Curtis Bartholomew
From: Columbus, Ohio
I chose to become a Denver Police officer because I knew every day would bring a new and interesting challenge. One challenge I look forward to is continuing the work to improve public perception in the community.  

Amanda Brings
From: Golden, Colorado
Knowing agencies from across the country come here to be trained by the Denver Police Department gave me confidence that I would be trained by the best to be the very best I could be. I am happy to be assigned to District 5 because the area is growing so fast. I also love the diversity and sense of community Northfield/Stapleton, Montbello, and Green Valley Ranch have.

Matthew Funari
From: Colorado
As a native to Colorado and former member of the US Army, I was eager for an opportunity to give back to my home state. I chose to become a Denver Police officer because I knew this department would provide me the greatest number of opportunities to be of service to my community.

Brett Rivers
From: Denver, Colorado 
Being raised in northeast Denver helped shape who I am today and a positive interaction with a police officer during that time left an indelible impression as well. His actions made me appreciate law enforcement and their contributions to our community. I am honored to be a Denver Police officer who can positively impact others and I look forward to building strong relationships in our community.   

Matthew Van Pelt
From: Ringoes, NJ
Why Denver Police Department:
I chose to join the Denver Police Department because of the many opportunities to be of service. I love the Denver scenery as well, but am sold on our views of the mountains. I chose District 5 specifically because I appreciate the growing community and its diversity.  

Exciting Community News!

61st and Pena Station Underway 

Peña Station is strategically adjacent to Denver International Airport. With an emphasis on sustainable development of hotels, retail, multi-family, entertainment, healthcare and office, this master-planned, covenant-controlled, mixed-use park is bordered on the north and west by permanent open space. The 400 acre Peña Station with 800-space shared parking offers sites for all types of uses and welcomes the opportunity to work with you if you are interested in becoming part of our community. 

Peña Station is a true transit oriented development. Located on the airport rail line that connects Downtown Denver via Union Station to the airport, the development is within 5 minutes of Denver International Airport and 20 of downtown Denver. The RTD commuter rail will make regular stops at the station up to one every 15 minutes during peak hours. 

The anchor tenant is the North American Headquarters for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. The Panasonic facility will feature an Innovation Lab that include airport applications of technology. The facility is under construction, along with the infrastructure to service their building, the station and the community. 

View their website here 

Community Meeting with Mayor Hancock

When: Tuesday, May 17th @ 6:00pm 

Where: McGlone Elementary
             4500 Crown Blvd, Denver 80239 

Details: Join Montbello Organizing Committee for a follow-up meeting with Mayor Michael Hancock on the progress of bringing a full service grocery store into the Montbello community and steps to address the community's food desert status. Bring your ideas and let your voice be heard!    

April & May Office Hours

Join Councilwoman Gilmore to discuss community concerns, questions and visions. See below for this month of District 11 Office Hours.

April Office Hours
Green Valley Ranch
When:   Saturday, April 9th @ 10:00-12:00pm 
Where:  GVR Branch Library  
             4856 Andes Ct, Denver 80249

When:   Thursday, April 28th @ 8:00 - 10:00am 
Where:  District 11 Council Office
              Arie P Taylor Building 
              4685 Peoria St, Suite 215, Denver 80239

Upcoming May Office Hours 
Green Valley Ranch
When:   Saturday, May 28th @ 10:00-12:00pm 
Where:  GVR Branch Library  
             4856 Andes Ct, Denver 80249

When:   Thursday, May 26th @ 10:00-12:00pm
Where:  District 11 Council Office
              Arie P Taylor Building 
              4685 Peoria St, Suite 215, Denver 80239


April Community Events

Coffee with Commander Thomas

When:  Friday, April 8th @ 8:00 - 10:00am
Where: Central Park Recreation Center
             9651 Martin Luther King Blvd, Denver 80238

Details: Please join Denver Police District 5 for Coffee with the Commander! Stop by and say hello! 


RTD Service Changes Community Meeting with Montbello Organizing Committee

When:  Saturday, April 9th @ 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Where: Boys & Girls Club
             4397 Crown Blvd, Denver 80239 

Details: New RTD Service changes will be implemented April 24th. This is an opportunity for the community to engage with RTD representatives and ask transit related questions. 


The Denver Food Plan Listening Session

When:  Wednesday, April 20th @ 5:30 - 8:00pm 

Where: Montbello Rec Center 
             15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver 80239

Details: Please join the City of Denver in partnership with Councilwoman Gilmore for a discussion around food in your neighborhood. Your suggestions will guide City efforts, strategies, priorities, and investments for the next 15 years.


*Dinner, beverages, door prizes, childcare and translation will be provided. 





April Community Organization Meetings

Montbello 50th Anniversary Planning Meeting

When:  Wednesday, April 6th @ 6:00pm 
Where: United Church of Montbello 
           4897 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239 


Montbello 2020 Meeting 

When:  Thursday, April 7th @ 6:00pm 
Where: Arie P Taylor Building, Level 1 Conference Room
           4685 Peoria St, Denver CO 80239 

Montbello Organizing Committee Meetings

Transportation Taskforce Meeting

When: Thursday, April 7th @ 6:30pm 

Retail and Economic Development Taskforce Meeting

When: Monday, April 11th @ 6:00pm 

***All Meeting will be held at:
Where: United Church of Montbello 

           4897 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239 


GVR CAB Quarterly Meeting 

When:  Tuesday, April 12th @ 6:00pm 
Where: Evie Garrett Dennis Campus, Library
           4800 Telluride St, Denver 80249 


Far Northeast Neighbors Community Meeting

When:   Wednesday, April 13th @ 6:00pm 
Where:  Montbello Rec Center 
           15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver CO 80239 


GVR Master HOA Board Meeting

When:  Monday, April 18th @ 6:00pm 
Where: GVR Metropolitan District Office
           18650 E 45th Ave, Denver CO 80249


Green Valley Ranch Metro Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 20th @ 6:30pm
Where: GVR Metropolitan District Office 
           18650 E 45th Ave, Denver CO 80249

Denver Facts - Did You Know?
Street sweeping began Friday, April 1st! 

Did you know you can receive a reminder about your street sweeping day? 

Want a street sweeping reminder?
Residents can now sign up for street sweeping reminders through pocketgov, the City’s newest mobile web application. 

Pocketgov provides user-friendly access to city services via mobile device or a home computer. After creating a simple user profile, residents can receive both email and text notifications.

Request “No Parking” sticker reminders for your calendar by calling Denver’s customer service line at 3-1-1.

Don't get a parking citation!
Residents are advised to pay attention to the red and white signs posted on their block for street sweeping parking restrictions, so please be sure to move your vehicle according to the signs on your block to avoid a $50.00 parking citation.
Why do we have street sweeping?  
Street sweeping plays a critical role in keeping Denver’s streets, air and water clean. Denver Public Works’ Street Sweeping Program removes dirt, leaves and debris from city streets, which reduces air and water pollution and supports a clean environment. Last year, Denver street sweeping crews swept 113,019 lane miles of Denver streets and collected 50,924 cubic yards of dirt and debris.

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Improve your child's literacy through simple daily activities! 

When your child starts to make noises, treat it like a real conversation and mimic the sounds right back. See how many times you can go back and forth!

By following your child’s lead and responding, you’re sparking the connections he/she needs for language and communication later on.

Give your child a chance to explore textures when you’re putting away laundry. Before you fold, pass them to your child first and ask him/her how each feels. Is it soft, rough, thin, heavy? What else feels that way?

This game helps your child “think like a detective” because he/she is using his/her senses (including touch) to understand the world around him/her.

Sing a line from your child's favorite song and then pause. Can he/she sing the next few words? Take turns back and forth and clap to the beat. 

By helping your child pay attention to the words of songs and the beat, you are helping him/her learn to listen carefully.

Play a silly game together in the mirror. Ask your child to make a funny face and then imitate him/her.

Paying attention helps him/her concentrate and focus – important skills when it comes to learning and solving problems.

Don't have time to read together?
Phone A Story!

Call 720-865-8500 for a story in English and Spanish! 

1 for Spanish Preschool
2 for Bilingual Fun
3 for English Preschool 
4 for Kinder to 5th grade in English 
5 for Longer Stories in English 

  Upcoming Resource Fairs 

Montbello Organizing Committee - Spring Resource Fair

When:  Thursday, May 5th @ 3:30 - 5:30pm 

Where: Montbello Campus Cafeteria
             5000 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239 

Details: This is an opportunity for residents to connect with local partners and resources. Now that we know each other, let's begin to connect folks directly to local organizations. Every participant is encouraged to engage attendees through interactive booths. We have all gone to the standard resource fairs with rows of tables with paper handouts. This is our chance to show guests what our organizations are all about. We hope you will join! 

*Tables and chairs will be provided, but space is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Are you a program, organization, nonprofit or agency and want to participate? Register HERE to secure your spot!


Hustle & Flow Resource Fair 

When:  Sunday, June 5th @ 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Where: Montbello Rec Center
             15555 53rd Ave, Denver CO 80239 

: We are looking for organizations and agencies that work with young adults grades 1 - 21 years old.  Agencies interested in setting up a booth can contact me and our Event Coordinator Ms. Bonnie Smith at

Click here for more information!


For City Services

Dial 3-1-1

For District 11 Council Office

(720) 337-7711

Arie P Taylor Bldg.
4685 Peoria St, Suite 215
Denver, CO 80239

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline Statewide:
Denver: 720-944-3000

Adult Protection

DHS Customer Service

Child Support Services

Foster Care

GIVE Denver Center
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
720-944-KIDS (5437)

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Abandoned Vehicles

Ask A Nurse

Attorney General’s Office

Center for Trauma & Resilience

CO Aids Project

Community Mediation Concepts

Denver Adult Protective Services

Denver Area Youth Services

Denver Asian Pacific American Commission

Denver Cares

Denver Commission on Aging

Denver District Attorney

Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Indian Center

Denver Office of Colorado Legal Services

Denver Safe House

Food bank of the Rockies

Foreclosure Hotline

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Medicare Info

Mile High United Way

Police Non-emergencies

RTD Access-A-Ride

RTD Route/Schedule

Social Security and SSI Info.

Vital Records
(Birth/Death Certificate)

Volunteers of America
Meals on Wheels

Xcel Emergency Repair

Emergency Gas Problems

Wondering how you can get involved in the District 11 community?

District 11 Community May 21st "Day of Beauty" Needs Volunteers!  

Denver Parks & Rec Volunteer Project 
Kickoff to Montbello's 50th Anniversary

Denver Parks & Rec invites the community to help spruce up Montbello Central Park and Green Valley Ranch East Park !

The project includes planting trees, debris removal, painting, mulching trees, edging sidewalks, cleaning out baseball fields, planting flower beds and spreading sand in the playground!

Saturday, May 21st 2016
 9:00am - 12:00pm

Two Locations
Montbello Central Park
  4900 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239

GVR East Park
Between 45th Ave & Jebel St
Denver 80249

To Register to be a VOLUNTEER contact
Tina Myers at 303-698-4904

Volunteer for the Read Aloud Program 

Volunteers will help to instill in them a life-long love of books that will help them in school and beyond.

The Denver Public Library's Read Aloud Program asks volunteers to visit a classroom once a week, usually for 14 – 17 weeks.

 Visits typically last from fifteen minutes to a half-hour and take place during school hours.

The books are selected by Read Aloud staff and will be delivered to a convenient Denver Public Library (DPL) for the volunteer. 

If you are interested, please send me a completed application and background check form here

Contact Info: Sarah McNeil 

Help Finding Foster and Adoptive Parents

Denver Human Services has more than 700 children living in out of home placement and they are looking for pwople who are interested in providing care for these children.

DSHS holds informational meetings

Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Montbello Rec Center
15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver CO 80239

For more info click 


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