Brighton Urban Renewal Authority


  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Third Wednesday of the month
  • City Hall
    500 S 4th Avenue
    Brighton, CO 80601


  • Candace Werth, Chair
  • Wayne Scott, Vice-Chair
  • Gary Wardle, Treasurer
  • Richard Gonzales
  • Daniel Doherty
  • Clint Blackhurst - City Council Rep.
  • Joan Cox
  • Mark Rawlings
  • Starr Zweifel


  • Aaron Herrera, Executive Director/Secretary
  • Gary Montoya, Events and Downtown Initiative Manager
  • Hilary Graham, General Counsel, Hoffman Parker, Wilson and Carberry

Current Openings

For current vacancies please click on the Vacancies tab.


The purpose of the Urban Renewal Plan is to eliminate the existing conditions of blight, prevent blight, and implement the goals of the City of Brighton 2020 Comprehensive Plan as it relates to the area. The redevelopment, rehabilitation, and reinvestment in the Urban Renewal Area will be accomplished through the improvement of existing structures, attraction of new commercial and mixed-use development, new residential development, and the prevention of deterioration of properties within the area. The effort will involve the participation of the City of Brighton and the Urban Renewal Authority to stimulate the private sector to make the necessary investment.


The Brighton City Council approved a resolution establishing the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority formation on April 3, 2001. The Authority serves as the public entity to effect reinvestment and redevelopment in the Urban Renewal Area. The Authority works in partnership with property owners to improve existing structures, bring new commercial and mixed-use development to raw land within the blighted area, and prevent deterioration of properties within the area.


Learn more about the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority on the BURA website.


For more information on the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority, please contact the Economic Development Department.