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African-American Commission

The Denver African-American Commission is charged with advising the Mayor on issues and concerns that impact or are of importance to the African American community. We serve as a bridge between the African American community and policy-makers and engage in responsible activism for the community:

  • Convener: Forums, communities, community groups, panels, focus groups, inbound information
  • Communicator: Via website, directory, flyers, urban spectrum, other city offices, indirect communication, outbound information
  • Advocate: Talk to policy makers
  • Resource: For mayor and city council

 

We are proud of Denver, its diversity and its commitment to providing the best atmosphere for all its citizens. 

2013 By-laws

 

Commission Meetings

The African American Commission Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Time: 
3:00pm-5:00pm

Location: 

Blair Caldwell Library
2041 Welton Street
in the Community Room

2016 Meeting Calendar:

January 6 AGENDA MINUTES
February 3 AGENDA MINUTES
March 2 AGENDA MINUTES
April 6 AGENDA MINUTES
May 4 AGENDA MINUTES
June 1 AGENDA MINUTES
July 6 AGENDA MINUTES
August 3 AGENDA MINUTES
September 7 AGENDA MINUTES
October 5 AGENDA MINUTES
November 2 AGENDA MINUTES
December 7 AGENDA MINUTES

African American Commission Recurring Committee Schedule

For previous years' minutes, please contact Kim Desmond at kimberly.desmond@denvergov.org

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African American Commission News

Contact the Commission

To apply: 
Complete the application and send it to anthony.aragon@denvergov.org

For questions, comments, or more information please contact:
Kim Desmond, DAAC Liaison
720-913-8465
kimberly.desmond@denvergov.org

Darius Smith , DAAC Liaison
720-913-8459
darius.smith@denvergov.org

Commission Members

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Barry was appointed to the Denver African American Commission in May of 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he majored in political science with a concentration in pre-law and served as Resident Advisor, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity President, and Student Body President.

Following graduation, Barry was selected by Organizing for America to increase voter turnout. He successfully did so in his district by 16,000 people.

Since moving to Denver in December of 2012, Barry has served as a 4th grade teacher, a fellow in the office of City Councilman Albus Brooks, and as a journalist for Your Black World where his articles reached more than one million readers.

Barry currently serves as the Special Aide to the Mayor of Denver, and as a Denver Commissioner for People with Disabilities.

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Stewart Tucker Lundy was born in Camp Springs, Maryland on Andrews Air Force Base. At the age of 14, he was injured in a diving accident in Shreveport, Louisiana on a visit to see his brother. The accident made him a C-4 C-5 quadriplegic incomplete. Stewart did his physical rehabilitation at John Hopkins Hospital located in Baltimore, Maryland.  After rehabilitation, he then went back to school, graduating from Friendly High School in Oxen Hill, Maryland and went on to Howard University, getting his BA in communications. He moved to Colorado Springs in the mid 90's where he did systems advocacy for the Independence Center.

In April of 2010, Stewart moved to Denver, Colorado with his wife, Marci, and does independent consulting for the community of Denver. Stewart sits on the committee for the Performing Arts Center in Denver. Stewart also sits on a committee for the Arts and Venues for the Disabled which strives to make Denver more accessible for wheelchair users, as well as visually and hearing-impaired individuals.

Stewart enjoys traveling. He has traveled to Miami, Atlanta, Virginia, England, New York, and Las Vegas. Stewart is also very active and enjoys outdoor sports, including gliding, for which he is currently trying to get his pilot’s license.

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