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Michael Hancock

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Michael Hancock

Mayor, City and County of Denver
Michael Hancock

MICHAEL B. HANCOCK is Denver's 45th mayor, and second African American to hold this position. Raised in the Mile High City since10 months old, his passion for Denver and its people continue to drive the work that he and his Administration do each day. With an equity-focused approach, Mayor Hancock has prioritized investing in the city’s children and youth, started record investment in affordable housing and tripled funding for services for those experiencing homelessness, hired more police and firefighters to keep our residents safe, and embraced technology as a Smart City to make government resources work smarter and more impactfully for residents. Mayor Hancock continues to push Denver forward as a global leader and has secured 16 direct international flights positioning the City to do business all over the world and create jobs here in the city. Under Mayor Hancock’s leadership, Denver has become known as a top U.S. city for startups, especially minority and women-owned businesses, one of the best places to live and is working to make sure that all residents, no matter which background they represent, can experience the success that Denver has experienced. With the onset of COVID-19 hitting many U.S. cities, Mayor Hancock and his Administration quickly pivoted the City’s budget to meet the needs of Denverites, especially those who are most vulnerable and often disproportionately impacted, by securing millions of pieces of PPE for frontline workers, funding for programs to assist residents who need help paying for basic needs, and stood up emergency around the clock shelter for people experiencing homelessness.