Getting together with the D10 community

Column by Chris Hinds
Posted 4/1/22

As the councilperson for District 10, one of my goals is to increase community participation in our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when we all participate, and I have seen firsthand that one …

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Getting together with the D10 community

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As the councilperson for District 10, one of my goals is to increase community participation in our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when we all participate, and I have seen firsthand that one person can make a difference in our community. I advocated for a bill that became law in 2018, and because of my years of advocacy at the state level, our state elected officials decided to name the bill after me. Not everyone can have a law with their name on it in their list of accomplishments, but we can all participate in our own way.

After a tumultuous few years domestically, preserving our democracy seems more important and challenging now than in recent memory. We have had protests, civil rights conversations, global unrest, and during all of that, we’ve been wrestling with a global pandemic. This pandemic has shifted our definition of normal for more than two years, and we’ve all had to make incredible adjustments to every part of our lives. I think it’s a perfect time for us all to get to know our neighbors, form new connections to our city, and become more engaged in our government. That’s why our office is planning monthly events that will take place throughout District 10 from May through October.

These events are designed to encourage and increase civic engagement, and it will give our community yet another way to access their city councilmember and council office. These events will highlight District 10, and they will also provide a great two-way conversation so I can share some of my priorities and hear more about you and your priorities. And, while we’re coming together, let’s have some fun in the process.

Each event will be a little different, but you can expect all of them to be similar to a block party — with food trucks, live music, tables of information from different entities and fun. The overall theme of the six events is mobility, and each event will showcase different ways to explore District 10 besides the traditional car. I encourage you to attend as many as you would like, as each event will be unique.

I think it’s important to let residents know that the city and the District 10 office are here for them. I hope that these events bring our community closer together while showcasing how our office can help you. I look forward to seeing the D10 community in person again.

You can find out the most up to date information about these events by visiting our website, denverperfect10.com, or on our social media channels. Our first event will take place from 2-4 p.m. May 29 on Acoma Street between 10th and 11th avenues.

Chris Hinds represents District 10 on Denver City Council. He can be reached at district10@denvergov.org or 720-337-7710.

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