Supporting government transparency in Colorado
CityCamp Colorado Special Guest Tom Downey
On October 28th, CityCamp Colorado will welcome current Director of Excise and Licensing for the city and county of Denver Tom Downey as our special guest. Mr. Downey is a leader in the Denver community with an extensive history of serving the community. Before joining Mayor Michael Hancock’s cabinet, Mr. Downey served as Director of the Business and Licensing Division of Colorado Department of State, where he oversaw the reorganization of two divisions into one merged division, creating efficiencies and improving customer service.
Mr. Downey oversaw the turn around of the Colorado Children’s Museum when the future of the museum was in jeopardy. Mr. Downey worked with the Museum’s staff, board, and community stakeholders to rebuild the institution and make its future sustainable. Mr. Downey has also served as the Chair of the Colorado Nonprofit Association and Colorado Children’s Campaign. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of William and Mary, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Villanova School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
As Director of Excise and Licensing for Denver, Mr. Downey faces many challenges to the efficient administration of city government. Mr. Downey will speak to us about his department’s plans to offer online services and how that effort will benefit citizens and the government.