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File #: 21-0674    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/12/2021
Title: A bill for an ordinance amending the Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver to rename the Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission as the Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission. Amends Sec 28-20 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to rename the Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission as the Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission to better reflect the mission and scope of work. The last regularly scheduled Council meeting within the 30-day review period is on 7-19-21. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 6-16-21.
Indexes: Emily Lapel
Attachments: 1. BR21 0674 HRCP Name Change Office of Strategic Partnerships Commission Request, 2. BR21 0674 HRCP Name Change Office of Strategic Partnerships Commission Draft Bill, 3. 21-0674 Filed Bill_NameChange_OfficeofStrategicPartnershipComm toDenNonprofitEngagmentComm, 4. 21-0674 Filed Bill_NameChange_OfficeofStrategicPartnershipComm toDenNonprofitEngagmentComm, 5. 21-0674 - signed, 6. CB21-0674 For an ordinance amending the Revised Municipal Code of the City and County

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Date Submitted: 6-7-21

 

Requesting Agency: Human Rights and Community Partnerships

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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name: Kevin Dodge, Project Coordinator (Office of Nonprofit Engagement)                                                      

Email: Kevin.Dodge@denvergov.org                                                            

 

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A bill for an ordinance amending the Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver to rename the Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission as the Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission.

Amends Sec 28-20 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to rename the Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission as the Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission to better reflect the mission and scope of work. The last regularly scheduled Council meeting within the 30-day review period is on 7-19-21. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 6-16-21.

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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

 

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:

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Rename the Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission as the Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission.

 

To align with the Office of Nonprofit Engagement’s refined mission to engage the nonprofit sector for the purpose of improving its capacity, sustainability, and overall ability to serve Denver residents in partnership with the City and County of Denver, and be a “best practices” city for how nonprofits are engaged, funded, and utilized, the commission is requesting the approval to change the name from the Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission to the Denver Nonprofit Engagement Commission, to clearly reflect the work of the commission. The Commission serves as a catalyst for leveraging the best of Denver’s public and nonprofit sector and their commitment to engaging in innovative and collaborative efforts. The Commission’s core work is focused on providing support for the Office of Nonprofit Engagement and the implementation of its strategies and goals.

 

Why the Change

The commission is currently called the “Denver Office for Strategic Partnerships Commission.” The goal of the Commission is to advocate and engage with nonprofits, and the current name does not reflect that scope of work. In addition, too many inside the city and the broader community do not have the necessary understanding of what the Commission does. As a result, it makes it much easier to discount the Commission and not include it in critical conversations related to the overall body of work around nonprofits-making it even more difficult to improve the necessary processes related to how the Commission supports the sector. The focus of the Commission will not change and will continue its original undertaking-which is the engagement of nonprofits. Removing the word “office” from the commission name will better align itself with other commission titles and alleviate possible confusion when referencing both the office and Commission at the same time. 

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