Economic Outlook: Aurora + Denver South Update
WHEN: Tuesday | January 30, 2024 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
WHERE: Koelbel Library (Arapahoe Libraries) | 5955 S. Holly St. Centennial, CO 80121
WHAT: To kick off the New Year, we are excited to announce three FREE in-person local Economic Outlook events in January. Think of these as localized spinoffs of everyone's favorite event, the DMAR Economic Summit. Our Economic Outlooks provide a unique opportunity for you to hear firsthand from local experts about the economic future of your community. What's even better? These events are entirely FREE for DMAR members!
For our Aurora + Denver South update, we'll be joined by Jason Batchelor, City Manager of Aurora, and David Worley, Senior Vice President of Denver South. This is your chance to gain valuable insights into the local economy, receive updates on upcoming projects and learn about what's coming up in 2024.
PRICE: FREE for Members
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About Our Speakers
Jason Batchelor, City Manager of Aurora
Jason Batchelor, Aurora City Manager, previously served as Deputy City Manager for the City of Aurora for the past eight-plus years. He is responsible for Police, Fire, Aurora 911, Information Technology and Planning and Development Services. Batchelor served as Aurora’s Finance Director from 2011 to 2015 and Budget Officer from 2008 to 2011. Prior to coming to Aurora, Batchelor was the Corporate Budget Manager for the City of Austin, Texas. Batchelor served in the United States Army as a tanker with the First Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas from 1996 through 2001. Batchelor received a Master of Public Policy degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas.
David Worley, Senior Vice President at Denver South
David Worley became Senior Vice President at Denver South in February 2023 and takes over as President and CEO on February 1, 2024. Prior to Denver South, Worley led a variety of business units in higher education; most recently he was the Executive Director of Executive Education at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU). In that role, he contributed to helping address the most pressing learning and development needs of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies across the region. Prior to working at DU, he directed the enrollment and fundraising units of the Iliff School of Theology. Worley also worked as a consulting civil engineer in New York where he was the lead designer on a variety of land development projects in the north central suburban NYC metroplex. Worley holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (South Dakota Mines), an M.A. in Transformational Leadership (Bethel University) and a multi-disciplinary Ph.D. (University of Denver) where he focused on monetary economics, cultural studies, and leadership. He is well-regarded for his research and teaching on organizational development and sense-making in complex environments. Worley was raised on a farm in southeastern Colorado. He enjoys the outdoors, tennis, gravel cycling and spending time with his family and friends.