About Councilwoman Ortega


Deborah Ortega,
Council At Large

Councilwoman Ortega is the Chair of Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation, a housing development organization that is building veteran housing at 27th and Federal, and new affordable housing that will be adjacent to West Denver’s new library at Colfax & Irving. She is also the Chair of two premier non-profit organizations in Denver: the Latina Safe House, a non-profit organization focused on addressing domestic violence, and the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, the vehicle for the seven county region that manages the HUD Super NOFA. Additionally, Councilwoman Ortega serves on multiple community boards including, Mile High Council Board and Arc Thrift Stores. 

Debbie’s successful track record for finding solutions during tough times will greatly benefit the hardworking people of Denver. She has been at the forefront in brokering deals and facilitating compromise with business leaders, government officials, and community members on projects such as: 

-   Creating Downtown’s Historic LoDo Neighborhood & $750,000 revolving loan fund

-   Creating a transportation structure to connect North Denver to Downtown, while simultaneously opening up the Central Platte Valley for Commons & Cuernavaca Parks, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, and Elitch Gardens.  This area is now the front door to the multi modal hub at Denver Union Station for RTD’s FasTrack system.

-   Creating economic development and job opportunities 

I am honored to call this great city my home and to be given the opportunity to earn your trust in returning back to City Council as your At-Large Councilwoman! I attended our public schools, as did my daughter and my grandchildren. Our family has deep roots and a vested interested in keeping Denver a world class city.

I will work with Mayor Hancock to establish a solid tax base that supports the delivery of city services, improve internal procedures that makes Denver a business friendly city and helps attract more jobs across the board. We have a lot of work to do and must succeed as leaders in being good stewards of our public resources.   

From serving 16 years as a former Councilwoman of Denver’s 9th District to creating key homeless initiatives for Denver Human Services, I will utilize my 30 plus years of experience and wisdom to work efficiently and swiftly to carry out an agenda that serves the hard working people of Denver. I am hitting the ground running and I have already started to work with the Mayor’s Administration and multiple city agencies to address the economic challenges we are facing. We need to keep Denver strong and we need to involve each and every community in this effort. 

My office is always available to serve you and your needs. Please don’t hesitate to use us as a resource.

Sincerely,

Deborah "Debbie" Ortega

Council Committee Meetings

Denver City Council members serve on several different committees, each concerned with various areas of City government. Committees meet regularly to discuss and prepare proposed laws. For the latest information about Denver City Council committee meetings, full council meetings, and agendas, visit the Denver City Council Meetings page.

Councilwoman Deborah Ortega serves on the following committees:

Meeting Times

Meets every other Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 391 of the City & County Building (1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80202).
 

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • Technology Services
  • Board of Ethics
  • Clerk & Recorder
  • City Auditor
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Denver Employee's Retirement Program
  • Mayor's Office
  • City Council

Meeting Times

Meets every other Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 391 of the City & County Building (1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80202).
 

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • Finance
  • General Services
  • City lobbyists and lobbying team


Other Partner Agencies and Entities of Interest

  • Colorado Governor and State Assembly
  • Denver Urban Renewal Authority
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments
  • Federal Lobbying Program
  • Colorado Municipal League
  • Colorado Counties Inc.

Meeting Times

Meets every other Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 391 of the City & County Building (1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80202).

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • Office of Economic Development
  • Denver International Airport
  • Department of Excise & LIcenses

Other Partner Agencies and Entities of Interest
  • Visit Denver
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Metro Chamber

Learn more about other council committees.
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