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Liaisons - Regional Issues
In an effort to ensure representation at the local and regional level, the Village is actively involved in local, regional, and statewide issues that may impact the quality of life of Greenwood Village residents.

Below is a description of some of the local and regional entities the Village works with to promote the quality of life of the region.

Cherry Creek State Park & Cherry Creek Water Quality Authority Board
Council Liaison: Tom Bishop and T. J. Gordon
Cherry Creek State Park and Reservoir is Colorado’s most popular state park and offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. The Village has taken a leading role in protecting Cherry Creek State Park, by addressing water quality issues and issues related to the Park and Reservoir.

High Line Canal Working Group
City Council Liaison: Denise Rose
The High Line Canal Working Group is made up of 20 local city and county governments, special districts, and non-profit organizations. The working group is a collaborative effort to secure funding for - and implement - projects that will help ensure and protect the unique and valuable recreation experience along the High Line Canal corridor.

Our vision is to ensure that the High Line Canal will always remain an intimate open space and continuous recreation experience along the historic, naturally scenic corridor. Arapahoe County is the sponsor of the working group. The High Line Canal Working Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, typically at the Greenwood Village City Hall Community Room.

Cherry Creek School District
City Council Liaison: T. J. Gordon
Education is a very important part of our community and quality of life. The Village continues to provide school resource officers, as well as education programs to promote positive youth development. The Village is actively involved in school related issues such as safety for our youth and traffic issues around school campuses. The Village also provides funding to schools for school-related events and programs.

Littleton Public Schools
City Council Liaison: Denise Rose and Jerry Presley
The Village continues to enhance its working relations with Littleton Public Schools. The Village also provides funding to Littleton schools that Village children attend for school-related events and programs.

Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce
City Council Liaison: Matt Cohrs
The Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce is the voice for the Village business community and works to promote the businesses of the Village. The Village works with the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce in an effort to receive input from the business community to ensure that the Village has a sound business climate. The Village also participates in the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce’s annual Greenwood Goose Chase.

Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority Board & Centennial Airport
City Council Liaisons: Bette Todd and Former Council Member Karen Blilie
The Village advocates that Centennial Airport should remain a general aviation reliever airport with no scheduled passenger or charter services. City Council liaisons follow business at Centennial Airport by attending monthly board meetings of the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority (ACPAA) Board, studying and reacting to proposed federal legislation, and addressing aircraft noise and weight limit issues.

Through City Council liaisons, the Village will continue to protect the future of Centennial Airport and the interests of citizens of the Village and surrounding communities.

South Denver Economic Development Partnership
City Council Liaisons: Ron Rakowsky, Bette Todd and Tom Bishop
The Southeast Business Partnership is a coalition of business and local governments that focus on issues affecting the Southeast Corridor, including transportation, employee housing, work force development and availability, tax and regulatory issues, and business development and retention. The Village actively participates in the Southeast Business Partnership in an effort to provide input on the future development of the Southeast Corridor.

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
City Council Liaison: Ron Rakowsky and Jerry Presley
The Denver Regional Council of Governments is made up of a forum of 49 local governments in the Denver metro area that are committed to addressing and solving regional challenges and issues facing the metro area such as growth and transportation. DRCOG works with local governments to find regional solutions to these issues.

Colorado Municipal League (CML)
City Council Liaison: Ron Rakowsky and Matt Cohrs
The Colorado Municipal League is an influential advocate of municipal interests on state and federal policies. The Village provides direction and input to CML on various state legislation of municipal concern being brought before the Colorado General Assembly.

Arapahoe County Government
City Council Liaison: Ron Rakowsky
There are a number of issues that impact the interests of both Village and Arapahoe County citizens. Through the City Council liaison, the Village continues to communicate with Arapahoe County in an effort to address issues of mutual concern and help foster a positive working relationship.

Metro Mayors Caucus
City Council Liaison: Ron Rakowsky
The Metro Mayors Caucus is a voluntary collaboration of the mayors of 31 cities in the Denver metropolitan region. The caucus was formed to provide a forum for regional cooperation where metropolitan leaders discuss and address a variety of issues that impact all of the metro area, ranging from air quality to youth violence.

Fire Districts-South Metro Rescue & Littleton
City Council Liaison: Ron Rakowsky and Jerry Presley
The fire districts protect and preserve the lives, property, and environment of our community from the hazards of fire, medical emergencies, and natural or man-made disasters in a socially responsible manner.