Michael B. Hancock is Denver's 45th mayor, and the second African American to hold this position. Raised in the Mile High City since 10 months old, his passion for Denver and its people continue to drive the work that he and his Administration do each day.
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About the Mayor
"I'm Michael B. Hancock, the 45th Mayor of the City and County of Denver. I stand before you proud to serve as your mayor. Since taking office, I've met with Denver residents in their kitchens, backyards, and businesses, and the one resounding message I heard over and over again is that Denver is ready. Ready to turn challenges into opportunities for a brighter future; ready to jumpstart our economy; and ready for Denver to take its rightful place as one of the premier cities in the United States and around the globe.
Now is the time for all of us to come together to turn our dreams and aspirations into reality. I'm honored to be your Mayor and eager to work with you to move Denver forward."
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 city 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.
History of the Office of the Mayor, 1859–Present