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About The MDLC Team

In addition to networking events, the council membership consists of bimonthly luncheons that include speakers on topics that affect the local community. Luncheon topics include legislative issues, tax issues, transportation issues, new developments in the metro area and more!

MDLC's 2017 Board of Directors

Tony Dunn

Chairman of the Board 

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Briana Miller

Sheraton Denver West

Michael Engleberg

Valiant

Greg Leonard

Chair Elect 

Hyatt Regency Denver

Cindy Bedan

Sage Hospitality

Paul Eckert

AC Hotel & Le Méridien Denver

Tom Povich

PSAV

Bill Ninivaggi

Immediate Past Chair 

Denver Marriot City Center

Chris DeChillo

Towne Park

Government Affairs

MLDC continues to monitor several issues at the City and County of Denver.

Tourism Improvement District (TID)

The MDLC Board, in partnership with VISIT DENVER, is exploring ways to create a marketing fund for downtown Denver.  The Board has met with Civitas Associates and is in the process of determining what legal options there are for setting up such a fund.

Short-term on-line rentals

The short-term online rentals ordinance that was passed last summer is now law and all hosts of such units must register and remit lodger’s tax to the City.  Additional information on the City’s short-term rental ordinance and the online registration system can be found by clicking here.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

Last month, the Denver City Council approved an amendment to the building code that changes signage requirements for single-stall restrooms.  Single-stall restrooms that were previously required to be signed as “men’s” or “women’s” will become gender-neutral.

Marijuana social clubs

Last November, Denver voters approved initiative 300, which created a four-year pilot program to allow businesses to apply for permits to allow for the social consumption of marijuana.  Applicants for permits must have approval from a city-registered neighborhood organization or Business Improvement District.

Energize Denver

Last month, the Denver City Council passed an ordinance that beginning in 2017, requires commercial building owners in Denver to find out the Energy Star score of their properties using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool.

Homelessness

Over the past several months, the City has come under fire by homeless advocate groups who are demanding the City repeal the camping ordinance.  The MDLC has held several meetings with the Mayor’s staff members of City Council to ensure they understand the importance of keeping the camping ban in place.

MDLC Membership

Your property or company must be a current CHLA member to join and participate in this local council.

Lodging Members

<200 rooms
$400/year
  • Includes 1 representative at the luncheons.
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  • Additional guests $35 each.
  • Includes 5 networking events for 1 representative from your property or company; does not need to be the same person each time.
Download Application

Lodging Members

200+ rooms
$500/year
  • Includes 1 representative at the luncheons.
  •  
  • Additional guests $35 each.
  • Includes 5 networking events for 1 representative from your property or company; does not need to be the same person each time.
Download Application

Allied Members

Vendors & Suppliers
$750/year
  • Includes 1 representative at the luncheons.
  •  
  • Additional guests $35 each.
  • Includes 5 networking events for 1 representative from your property or company; does not need to be the same person each time.
Download Application

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If you are interested in learning more, have questions or would like to speak with a member of our leadership team, please send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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