Economic Outlook: Jefferson + Adams Update
WHEN: Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WHERE: Lakewood Cultural Center | 470 S. Allison Pkwy Lakewood, CO 80226
WHAT: To kick off the New Year we will be hosting three FREE in-person local Economic Outlooks in January and February - think of these as localized spinoffs of everyone's favorite event, the DMAR Economic Summit. Our Economic Outlooks are your chance to hear firsthand from local experts about the economic future of where you live and work. Not only are these informative but they are also FREE for DMAR members. For our Jefferson + Adams county update, we'll be joined by Chase Evans, Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development for Adams County; Jenni Grafton, Director of the Adams County Community & Economic Development Department; Ryan Nalty, Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development for Adams County; and Jansen Tidmore, President/CEO at Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. You'll get a snapshot of the economy, updates on future projects and their 2023 goals for economic prosperity.
- January 18: Jefferson + Adams Update
- January 26: Arapahoe Update
- Febraruy 10: Douglas + Elbert Update
PRICE: FREE for Members
About Our Speakers
Chase Evans, Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development for Adams County
Chase joined the City of Westminster Economic Development Department in 2018 as the Real Estate Coordinator and oversees developable city-owned land as well as the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and management of the city’s real estate assets. Chase also works to identify opportunities to entitle or develop land in the form of public-private partnerships, community land trusts, or other collaborative arrangements. Chase was previously in the private sector where he was a manager at PwC. While at PwC, Chase served numerous real estate clients in areas including valuations, risk analysis, due diligence, portfolio analysis, purchase price allocations, market analysis, and lease analysis. Chase earned a BS in business administration from Colorado State University and an MBA from Mississippi State University.
Jenni Hall, Director of the Adams County Community & Economic Development Department
Jenni Hall has worked in housing and land-use planning roles in non-profit and governmental organizations, including as the Economic Policy and Development Manager at the City of Westminster. There, she led long-term economic recovery efforts. Those efforts included $3.6 million in business assistance grants and over $600k in housing assistance funds with CARES Act funds; over $1 million in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds; and over $540k in Tenant Based Rental Assistance with HOME funds. In her role with Adams County, Jenni focuses on the Advancing Adams trio of plans, including updating the Comprehensive Plan; creating the Transportation Master Plan; and updating the Parks, Open Space, and Trails Plan. In addition, Jenni is responsible for overseeing development and enacting strategic overlays and enhancing the development review process.
Ryan Nalty, Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development for Adams CountyRyan joined Adams County in January 2020 as the Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development. Within this role, he helps to steer the economic vitality strategy for the County, as well as helping lead COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. He also directly oversees the county’s permitting, building safety and inspection teams, and helps to integrate overall building, planning, housing and environmental programs to fulfill the county’s vision. Ryan also supports strategic commercial development in and around the Colorado Air and Space Port, which is owned and operated by Adams County. Prior to joining Adams County, Ryan previously worked Director of Strategic Partnerships for the World Trade Center Denver and as a strategic and policy Consultant to CDOT, having helped the state with transportation planning, specifically around freight.
Jansen Tidmore, President/CEO at Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
A Dothan, Alabama native, Jansen graduated from Auburn University with a Master of Public Administration, with concentrations in city management and economic development. Starting his career in the private sector, he has a background in both construction and media. In 2011 he joined the Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority as the Executive Director. In 2017, Jansen took the helm of the newly formed Spartanburg Downtown Development Partnership. In December 2018, Jansen’s role was expanded as EVP of Corporate and Urban Development for the Economic Futures Group. His career accomplishments have been built around a collaborative and innovative approach to economic development solutions, built on data-driven decision making. Jansen and his family are proud to call Jeffco home. He is married to Laura, a teacher, and has a rising 6th and 2nd grader. His previous community involvement is extensive and includes a higher education board, historic preservations, recreation boards, and committees on smart technology in cities. When not in the office, you may find him on the slopes or cheering on the Auburn Tigers, Broncos, Avs, & Nuggets.