UPCC is widely respected by our Denver City Agencies and maintains excellent communications with city staff and city council members. Below is a short description of each committee and some recent accomplishments.
We are always looking for more people to help the UPCC be an integral part of our neighborhood. Please email interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standing Committees (have a vote on the board)
Special Committees (no vote on the board)
The Communications Committee disseminates important neighborhood information through the UPCC print newsletter, UPWords, published four times each year.
Community Preservation Committee
Community Preservation Committee advocates for issues related to historic structures and features in University Park and facilitates transfer of archival documents to the Western History Dept. of Denver Public Library. Past and recent accomplishments include:
- Helped achieve Denver Historic Landmark status for Chamberlin Observatory, Fitzroy Place, Holland House, Ormleigh, and the Jackson-Willard-Taylor House.
- Thanks to funding from Historic Denver, preservation consultants were hired in 2018 to research and compile a detailed history of University Park, resulting in the book University Park: Utopian Colony and Suburb and the South Denver Plains.
- Consultants identified our most historically significant structures, and work is currently underway to create a proposed University Park Historic District.
- Armchair Architectural Tour of University Park
- Kids Historic Walking Tour
The Membership Committee is responsible for increasing awareness of the role of the UPCC by promoting growth in dues-paying membership. Recent accomplishments include:
- Building a database to track dues-paying members and their special interests
- Leading the effort to create our new UPCC website
- Outlining initiatives to better utilize talents and interests of dues-paying members
The Neighborhood Safety Committee acts as a liaison to Denver Police District 3 for safety, graffiti, and any criminal activities. Please visit our neighborhood safety page for more information.
Each spring, the Nominating Committee solicits recommendations for nominations of UPCC Board officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. They look to the current Board, members of UPCC committees and the community for candidates. A slate of candidates is drawn up by the Nominating Committee for presentation at the UPCC general meeting in May, followed by the election. For information, or to volunteer to serve on the Nominating Committee email email@example.com.
Open Space and Parks
Open Space and Parks works to improve, preserve, and maintain our parks within UPCC boundaries. Our parks include Observatory Park, McWilliams Park, Buchtel Centennial, Prairie Park and Harvard Gulch East. Our trails include Harvard Gulch Trail and Buchtel Trail. Recent accomplishments include:
- With the City, renovated the playground at Observatory Park.
- Recruited a volunteer to keep the dinosaur at McWilliams Park graffiti free.
- Designated land along Historic Buchtel Boulevard Trail as Prairie Park.
PTA and School Liaison
PTA and School Liaison Committee facilitates communication between area schools and the neighborhood, providing support for our local elementary University Park Elementary School and coordinating events for the benefit of the neighborhood.
Transportation & Mobility
Mobility Committee works with the City, the schools, the University of Denver, and area businesses to address traffic and transportation problems and continually improve our network of sidewalks, making it them safe for all pedestrians.
The Zoning Committee works with the City, the University of Denver, and area businesses, including contractors and builders on issues of land use and zoning, including transportation access. The Committee also reviews and makes recommendations on zoning variances.