Chief Projects Officer
City and County of Denver
A lawyer for nearly twenty-five years, Diane Barrett practiced primarily in the areas of public finance and land use/development. Her practice emphasized financing public infrastructure for local governments and for private development projects. She was appointed Special Assistant for Transportation and Development by Mayor Hickenlooper in 2005, after retiring from the active practice of law and she was appointed Chief Projects Officer by Mayor Hancock in 2011. Ms. Barrett’s primary responsibility for Mayor Hickenlooper was to oversee the redevelopment of the Denver Union Station site into a multi-modal hub for Fastracks. In the Vidal administration and now in the Hancock administration her responsibilities have expanded. Her current portfolio comprises all development and redevelopment projects in Denver, including the region-wide FasTracks project and all related transit-oriented development.