With this validation of our plans, we continue moving forward -- focused on making the convention a safe, inclusive and enjoyable event for allJudge backs convention protest restriction Aug 07, 2008
This is a tremendous opportunity for Denver to showcase our cultural and recreational vibrancy to a very large, young audienceMTV's 'The Real World' goes to Denver Apr 10, 2006
I believed our readiness was sufficient. The exercise pointed out we needed more practice, more trainingDenver mayor unhappy with disaster drill Nov 19, 2005
Over the past several days, it has become clear to me that there is strong community sentiment to maintain the 'Merry Christmas' sign, and I am glad to obligeDenver to keep 'Merry Christmas' sign Dec 03, 2004
No matter what budget you put out there, there's always something that's going to raise a stinkDenver might scale back toilet cleaning Oct 01, 2004
John Wright Hickenlooper (born February 7, 1952) is an American politician and current Governor of Colorado. A Democrat, he was previously the Mayor of Denver, Colorado from 2003 to 2011.
Hickenlooper was born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, part of the suburban Main Line. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. in English in 1974 and a master’s degree in geology in 1980.
Before becoming mayor in June 2003 he was a geologist turned entrepreneur. He is often considered a prominent figure in the LoDo urban renewal period during the early 1990s. Hickenlooper owned several restaurants in LoDo in the late 1980s, before the area's renewal. He was one of the founders of the original Wynkoop Brewing Company microbrewery; these and others companies contributed to the redevelopment of the area following the arrival of major league baseball in the neighborhood. The area had been known to be dangerous; Hickenlooper is quoted as saying, "I must've had rocks in my head." The rent for Wynkoop's real estate was $1 per square foot per year.