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Denver Urban Renewal Authority Appoints Gene Commander to Board of Commissioners

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Denver, CO — Mayor Michael B. Hancock recently appointed Gene Commander, president of professional alternative dispute resolution firm Gene Commander Inc, to the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) Board of Commissioners. As the manager of urban renewal activities for the City of Denver, DURA is Denver’s facilitator of thoughtful redevelopment and neighborhood investment.

As a board commissioner, Commander will provide policy direction in all aspects of the organization’s activities. DURA’s board of commissioners consists of 13 members, 11 of which are appointed by the mayor of Denver and confirmed by the Denver City Council for staggered five-year terms.

In addition to his role as president of Gene Commander Inc, Commander brings the perspectives of the legal and real estate landscapes in Denver after previously spending more than 35 years as an attorney in the city representing clients involved in nearly every sector of the construction industry. He formerly served as the managing shareholder for the Denver office of Polsinelli, PC, an Am Law 100 national firm, as well as the vice chair of the firm’s national construction practice.

“Gene brings an appreciated perspective to the DURA Board of Commissioners, with expertise in redevelopment and construction,” said Tracy Huggins, executive director of DURA. “As DURA continues to manage thoughtful solutions for redevelopment in the areas that need it most, Gene will provide a respected voice.”

Headshot courtesy of Gene Commander, Inc.

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