On The Scene   April 25, 2011

Vornado Realty Trust’s Urban Land Institute of Colorado

Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer was among six mayoral hopefuls who answered questions from members of the Urban Land Institute of Colorado at a March 10 political panel in downtown Denver. Topics ranged from the local economy to zoning changes, job creation and the city’s budget deficit. Romer told the audience that Denver is “losing too many hospitals now,” referring to the departure of St. Anthony’s and the University of Colorado Hospital System from the city. “We need to treat them well,” he said. Joining Romer in the mayoral forum were candidates Carol Boigon, Michael Hancock, Doug Linkhart, James Mejia and Theresa Spahn.

Photo By Mark Shaw for ENR

The Hispanic Contractors of Colorado

The Hispanic Contractors of Colorado honored industry leaders and member firms at the association’s 21st Annual Awards Banquet on March 5 in Denver. Community leaders who were honored included Phillip A. Washington, general manager of Denver�s Regional Transportation District, who received the Public Achievement Award for spearheading the Eagle P3 Project. The public-private partnership for FasTracks light rail allows the U.S. Dept. of Transportation to study PPPs, including completion dates, projections of costs and benefits and overall project performance. Also honored was Ismael Guerrero, executive director of the Denver Housing Authority, who received the Community Advocate Award for leading DHA’s community partnering programs. Other awards went to local contractors and individuals who have shown leadership in boosting the quality, safety and diversity of the state’s construction industry.

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