On December 14th, 2022 the DOTI Office of Community and Business Engagement hosted a community celebration at the Denver Zoo! We we’re accompanied by about 40 people – employees, partners and community members - to celebrate our successes in 2022 which included:
- OCBE (Office of Community and Business Engagement) welcomed 6 new team members and we had 4 team members grow into new positions within our team
- OCBE successfully launched DOTI's new Language Access services to support translation and interpretation for DOTI-wide community engagement
- The BASE (Booster and Seatbelt Engagement) program provided 188 car/booster seats with education, did 225 car/booster seat checks, and worked with 8 community partners
- TSS (Teen Safe Streets) had 4 community events that reached a total of 823 youth with 311 of those youth directly impacted.
- At the 2022 Safe City Youth Summit our Youth Advisors presented to 58 teens on the Colorado Graduated Drivers Licensing Program
- At Bike & Roll and Walk & Roll to School Day events we engaged with over 1,700 kids, providing essentials like helmets, bike bells, and winter gear to encourage kids to get outside all year round
- On June 9th, we hosted the 4th Denver Streets for People Summit with 91 people engaged in mobile tours and an evening keynote and panel discussion
- The CALC (Community Active Living Coalition) Micro-grant program funded $122,874.77 across 91 community-led projects
- All of our OCBE team participated in or co-led 151 events in Denver neighborhoods and through those events engaged directly with 13,560 people!
The OCBE team honored our community champions with an award ceremony to highlight the awesome work that was done in 2022 by community members for their communities. Our champions included folks who carried out a CALC micro-grant, and advocates for the BASE, TSS and SRTS (Safe Routes to School) programs.
OCBE would like to thank our communities for the work they do to further street and driver safety and active transportation work in Denver – You are the reason we can do what we do!