|Dear Partners, |
I am announcing today that I am stepping down as Executive Director of Mile High Connects effective April 5th. In my nearly two years with the Mile High Connects team, we have realized our long-term goal of achieving affordable transit for the region, facilitated meaningful conversations around racial equity with the City and County of Denver’s leadership, and transformed the way our collaborative works, stepping into equity conversations fully present to the realities of our current environment.
We are stronger today that that ever before, with an extraordinary Steering Committee comprised of regional thoughtleaders and Community Builders. Our Steering Committee has unanimously decided to ask Deyanira Zavala to step into the Executive Director role. We have worked very closely over the last 18 months and I have full confidence that she is the right person to lead Mile High Connects in this next phase.
As for me, I will be heading home to Amherst, Massachusetts to help take care of my elderly parents. I was hoping that I could make this decision later and continue to help Mile High Connects through this crucial time of transition before moving on, but for personal reasons I am needing to prioritize the needs of my family at this time.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together. It has been a privilege and honor to work with you all and lead this extremely important and powerful collaborative at this crucial time in the Denver Metro Region.
With Deep Respect and Gratitude,