SUN Annual Community Forum May 21
Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) is the registered neighborhood organization (RNO) for the Stapleton area of Denver. Each May SUN hosts an annual community forum, at which city officials and persons involved in Stapleton’s development are invited to speak and answer questions about the community. Note that the Stapleton development, formerly owned by Forest City, was acquired by Brookfield Asset Management in a 2018 sale of the company.
Agenda: Doors open at 6pm; Meeting time is 6:30-8:30pm. The meeting will begin with welcoming comments from SUN, followed by a vote on the slate of SUN board candidates (see below). Next, Denver police, the Stapleton MCA, and representatives from the City of Denver will speak, followed by brief Q&A. Brookfield will have the floor in the latter portion of the meeting. Representatives from DPS and other development projects in and around Stapleton have also been invited. Final details of the agenda will be available closer to the event. Please note that most third Tuesday SUN meetings are held at the Central Park Recreation Center, however the location for this meeting is at The Cube (8371 E Northfield Blvd).
Election of SUN Board Candidates at Annual Forum
At the May 21 annual community forum, the community will be asked to vote on a slate of five candidates for the SUN board with four current board members rejoining: Geoff Horsfall, Erin Jones, Mark Mehringer, and Ben Whitney; and one new candidate, S Tally Lawing.
Biography for new SUN board candidate S Tally Lawing: I relocated to Stapleton with my wife Kasia, daughters Kennedy and Zosia, and our beautiful Briard dog “Major” in January 2017. We came initially seeking more space, an intimate sense of community, and the fabulous IB school curriculum that Swigert, McAuliffe, and Northfield High Schools offer to the northeast area neighborhood residents. I am a full-time real estate professional specializing in residential and commercial investment properties with a background in sales/finance, marketing, and event production. I’m very passionate about culturing a diverse and inclusive community with a specific focus on maintaining authentic, equitable, and sustainable growth for our Stapleton residents. I volunteer as a Stapleton Neighborhood Watch Block Captain and administrate various private neighborhood social media page(s) in effort to foster a sense of camaraderie, communication, and connectedness within our community.
Biographies on returning SUN board members are available at StapletonUnitedNeighbors.org. Each SUN board member serves a two-year term. Board members remaining on the board, but not up for reelection this cycle are: Amanda Allshouse, Jea Arzberger, Jeffrey Barron, Jeff Ederer, Damon Knop, Bryan Penny, and Mandle Rousseau. After the election, the board will consist of 12 members. Per bylaws, the board size should be between 5 and 15 members.
The procedure at the annual community forum for voting on the slate will be that the slate is presented to the community, and the entire slate is voted on at once with a show of hands. If the slate is approved by majority vote, all the individuals in the slate shall become Directors. If the slate is not approved by majority vote, nominations for each open position shall be taken from the members present at the meeting, including other Directors. Of the individuals so nominated, those receiving the most votes shall become Directors. All members of SUN are volunteer, and must reside (rent or own) in the footprint of Stapleton in Denver.