Mayor Michael Hancock recently appointed Gene Commander, president of alternative dispute resolution firm Gene Commander Inc, to the Denver Urban Renewal Authority board of commissioners.
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. DURA’s board of commissioners consists of 13 members, 11 of whom 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 landscapes in Denver after previously spending more than 35 years as an attorney in the city representing clients involved in the construction industry. He formerly served as the managing shareholder for the Denver office of Polsinelli, 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 and a past board member for the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, among others.