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Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Services

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Neighborhood Services is your connection for finding and utilizing city departments and resources. We are here for you. 

Be sure to check out all the resources available to you, from neighborhood grants to the block party trailer. For any questions or to gather more information, contact Brenda Ritenour, Neighborhood Liaison, at [email protected] or 303-441-1895.


The Connection Between Block Parties and Resilient Communities

When Neighborhood Services launched the block party trailer in 2016, the goal was to make it easier for neighbors to gather together and spend some enjoyable time with one another. That remains true, though there is more to it. By spending time with neighbors and strengthening those relationships, communities become more resilient in the face of unexpected shocks and stresses. Check out this article to learn more about the connection between community building and resilience, as well as other benefits cities across the country have seen from holding block parties. And if you're thinking about throwing your own block party, take a look at this exhaustive list that offers a wide range of tips.  

New Neighborhood Office Hours & Locations for 2018

Brenda Ritenour, your neighborhood liaison, is excited to bring her office out into the community. She will be working at the following locations this summer and invites you to visit her to learn about city projects, share information about your neighborhood or just say hello.

(Dates and times are subject to change; please visit this page for the latest information.)


  • Tuesday, Sept. 11, 4 to 6 p.m.: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave.        
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Apertivo, 5530 Spine Road
  • Monday, Sept. 17, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9 to 11 a.m.: Silver Sage Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lucky's Market Café, 695 S. Broadway


  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3 to 5 p.m.: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Apertivo, 5530 Spine Road
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lucky's Market Café, 695 S. Broadway
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 to 11 a.m.: Silver Sage Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave.


  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 3 to 5 p.m.: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Apertivo, 5530 Spine Road
  • Friday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9 to 11 a.m.: Silver Sage Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lucky's Market Café, 695 S. Broadway

Building Bridges: How do we listen to each other?

A big thank you to all of those who took part in these important and engaging community workshops focused on developing meaningful approaches to civic discourse. Participants have been identifying themes that are critical for fostering meaningful dialogue and engagement, and it's easy to continue the discussion online whether you attended one of the workshops or would like to take part now. To quickly get up to speed, materials and information from previous workshops are available.     

Neighborhood Services Can Help You:

Navigate City Departments

Have a concern that you think the city can help with but you're not sure who to call? Neighborhood Services is always a great first step. Reach out to us at the contact information provided along the right hand side of this page and we will get you to the right place.

Top links: Webpages at with information you need today. Check back for updates each quarter.

Build Community In Your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Connection Grants: Neighborhood Services offers grants and other resources to help you activate your community and get to know your neighbors. New Neighborhood Connection Grant Guidelines announced !

Community Events and Programming: Neighborhood Services hosts community programs throughout the year such as HOA Board resources, Good Neighboring, and City 101.

Block Party Permitting, Trailer and other resources: Information on when/how to get a Block Party Permit, how to reserve the Block Party Trailer, and a tool kit for great block party ideas and resources. 

Connect to City Projects and Issues

We need to hear from you for various city projects. Visit the Engagement Calendar to find out when and how to participate. 
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