DURA newest board member: Gene Commander

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DURA, the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, has a new board member.

Gene Commander is the latest board commissioner for DURA.

Mayor Hancock appointed Commander to the  board.

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Gene Commander is the most recent addition to the DURA board.

Gene Commander, a lawyer with a long history of civic service, is the newest board member for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock recently appointed Commander to the DURA board.

Commander is president of Gene Commander Inc, a professional alternative dispute resolution firm.

As the manager of urban renewal activities for the City of Denver, DURA is Denver’s facilitator of redevelopment and neighborhood investment.

As a board commissioner, Commander will provide policy direction in all aspects of the organization’s activities. The board of commissioners consists of 13 members, 11 of which are appointed by the mayor of Denver and confirmed by the Denver City Council for staggered five-year terms.

In addition to his role as president of Gene Commander Inc, Commander brings the perspectives of the legal and real estate landscape in Denver.

Commander spent more than 35 years as an attorney in the city representing clients involved in nearly every sector of the construction industry.

He formerly served as the managing shareholder for the Denver office of Polsinelli PC, an Am Law 100 national firm, as well as the vice chair of the firm’s national construction practice.

Along with serving as a board commissioner with DURA, Commander is also an active member and past chairman with the Downtown Denver Partnership, a panel member with the American Arbitration Association. He also is a past board member for the Associated General Contractors of Colorado.

“Gene brings an appreciated perspective to the DURA Board of Commissioners, with expertise in redevelopment and construction,” said Tracy Huggins, executive director of DURA.

“As DURA continues to manage thoughtful solutions for redevelopment in the areas that need it most, Gene will provide a respected voice,” she added.

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John Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he wrote about residential and commercial real estate for 26 years. He has won numerous awards for business stories and columns that he wrote, both as an individual and part of teams. In addition to real estate, he also covered economic development, banking and financing, the airlines, and cable TV for the Rocky. In addition, he was one of the original freelance writers for GlobeSt.com, covering commercial real estate for the Internet publication.

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