Central Park United Neighbors (CPUN) implements much of its activities through its committees. Committees are formed when a topic has been identified as being of ongoing interest and importance to the community. Committees are responsible for organizing communications and events that increase awareness and engagement among the residents of Central Park.

Join a Committee

Committees are not reserved for board members! CPUN welcomes anyone interested in improving the quality of life in our community. Please see the brief descriptions of our committees below and contact the committee chair or CPUN if you’d like to get involved.

communication committee

The Outreach Committee is responsible for managing CPUNs communications, website, and fundraising. It is also responsible for CPUN’s Block Captain Network and Block Party Day. The Communication and Outreach Committee is also responsible for organizing and disseminating communications on behalf of Central Park United Neighbors (CPUN). This includes:

  • Email and social media
  • Promotional events
  • Fundraising
  • Advertising and print communications

Committee membership is open to anyone interested in collaborating on communications and outreach on behalf of CPUN.

The Communications and Outreach Committee on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (currently virtually) from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome participation. Please contact Geoff Horsfall for details on joining our next meeting.
DEI committee

We strive to:

  • Inform, educate, and engage with residents of the Central Park community around equity and diversity issues affecting every community member.
  • Advocate for, and elevate all, community voices by encouraging greater representation of, and reducing disparate impacts to, underrepresented groups within Central Park.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to the CPUN board to ensure all board actions are reflective of, and informed by, the diverse population and perspectives in our community.

4th Tuesday of every odd month (January, March, May, July, etc.) 6pm via Zoom

Approximately 2.5 hours every other month. If planning an event, up to 5 hours every other month.

  • Mandle Rousseau, Co-Chair
  • Shalise Hudley-Harris, Co-Chair
education committee

The Education Committee will determine the needs of, and provide support for, education issues for Central Park neighbors of all ages.

(coming soon)

police

The Health & Safety Committee connects the community with resources and services to respond to new and ongoing needs throughout the neighborhood. We partner with city agencies and non-profit organizations to address issues that are of concern to members of the community, with emphasis on preparation and prevention.

A safe community is more than a community without crime, it is a place where everyone can live, work and play in healthy and happy ways. While addressing issues of crime is at the forefront of the committee’s work, it is far from our only goal. We work to bring neighbors together to resolve disputes, abate neighborhood nuisances and never stop finding ways to improve the neighborhood we all call home.

Dialogue
Provide opportunities for the community to engage with the Denver Police Department and City Council. Organize community meetings to address new and existing crime concerns. Partner with DPD to establish programs such as Neighborhood Watch and providing a point-of-contact for neighbors and the DPD for working through crime.

Resources
Provide a forum for the community to engage with city agencies involved in health and safety. This includes partnerships and contacts at the Denver Police Department, Denver Code Enforcement and the Denver Park Rangers.

Mediation and Advocacy
Where appropriate, engage community members to address issues through alternative dispute resolution while acting as a community conduit of information and advocate. Encourage alternatives for neighbor dispute resolution by connecting neighbors with mediation services to resolves problems without involving the police. In cases of new or ongoing crime and issues related to neighborhood policing, advocate for our community in front of relevant city agencies to ensure our voices are heard in a constructive and effective manner.

Emerging Issues
Identify and respond to emerging issues throughout the community. Engaging neighbors to understand what little problems exist and identify solutions before they become big problems. In addition to crime focusing on issues of unhealthy or unsanitary properties and other quality of life issues. Collaborate with city agencies and service providers to ensure the unhoused population is connected to housing resources.

The Health and Safety Committee oversees the Central Park neighborhood watch program in partnership with the Denver Police Department. Click here for more information and to get involved.

The committee meets once a month, meetings are open to the public.

  • Shelters & Services for Unhoused IndividualsView Graphic
  • When to Call the Police — View Graphic
  • Denver Alternatives to 911 — View Graphic
safe streets committee

The Safe Streets Committee strives to 1) keep the Central Park community informed about issues affecting our mobility systems and 2) assist community members in becoming advocates for walking, biking, rolling, and driving safely throughout the neighborhood.

The Safe Streets Committee meets the first Tuesday of every other even month (February, April, June, August, October, December) from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on Zoom. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome all participants! Please see the virtual meeting info below, and contact Carol Hunter or Amy Campbell with any questions about joining.

Zoom Meeting: https://denvergov-org.zoom.us/j/87050752878?pwd=dG9ZWHdsWElOVnNrZWFjUURYTXlBdz09

Meeting ID: 870 5075 2878 Passcode: 991313

Can’t make it to a meeting? Please leave us a comment using this form.

If you experience a safe streets issue (e.g., unsafe crosswalk, obstructed stop sign, bike lane debris, etc.) it is important for you and others to report it to City of Denver officials. Reporting on social media only is not effective.

  • Reach out to the City of Denver either by dialing 311 or reporting online via Online Services Hub. Provide a thorough description of the issue, including exact location and photos (if possible).
  • Additionally, report the issue to your elected City Council representatives:

Traffic enforcement issues (e.g., speeding, illegal parking, etc.) should be directed to the Denver Police Department.

  • Reach out to the District 5 Community Resource Officer Technician Danae Ferencz at danae.ferencz@denvergov.org, 720- 913-1405.
  • The District 5 safety officer dedicated to traffic issues is Officer Randy Chavez, randy.chavez@denvergov.org.
  • The DPD non-emergency number is 720-913-2000.

For a shareable graphic highlighting this key reporting information, click here.

green staircase
The Sustainability Committee builds community in Central Park through activities and educational opportunities that enhance the livability and reduce the ecological footprint of our neighborhood. We are committed to:

  • Empowering people with knowledge and experiences that inspire more sustainable living.
  • Encouraging our community to enjoy the parks and open space of Central Park.
  • Leveraging our work to foster a more diverse and inclusive community.

Committee membership is open to anyone interested in developing, collaborating on, or participating in programming.

Representative examples of the programming this committee has undertaken include:

  • Planting 20 trees in Gateway Park
  • Electric vehicles buyer’s forum
  • Trash pick-up and reseeding day in Westerly Creek
  • Webinar on residential solar panels
  • Reusable grocery bag giveaway

The Sustainability Committee welcomes the community’s ideas for future programming. Please contact Geoff Horsfall to be added to our email list or follow our Facebook page for announcements about upcoming events.

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The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program

The Sustainability Committee is proud to lead Central Park’s participation in the City and County of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhood Program. The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is a certification program that offers resources and support to neighborhoods seeking to organize workshops, projects, and events. Participating neighborhoods earn program credits for their efforts while the city provides in-kind resources, such as printing, venue and catering fees, and staff time to support projects.

Read our 2017 application to join the program, submitted on the community’s previous name, here.

The Sustainability Committee meets most months on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (currently virtually) from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome participation. Please contact Mark Mehringer at mehringer@gmail.com for details on joining our next meeting.