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About Us

Andy Hill, CDO Program Manager

Shay Ives, Community Revitalization Specialist

Tim Katers, CDBG-DR Planning Program Manager

Waverly Klaw, Long-Term Recovery Planner

KC McFerson, CDBG-DR Watershed Program Manager 

Anne Miller, AICP, Senior Planner

Tim Stroh, AIA, Main Street Preservation Architect

Stephanie Troller, Community Development Specialist - Economic Development Specialist



 

Andy Hill

Andy Hill has worked for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for fifteen years, currently as the director of the Community Development Office. After having worked in both Denver and the Grand Junction field office, she has a strong appreciation for the unique and collaborative solutions communities develop to address land use, transportation, economic development,  affordable housing, public health and energy. Andy has a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and is a member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association.

 Shay Ives

Shay Ives is a Community Revitalization Specialist with the Community Development Office. She has four years of experience working on land use planning projects across the country including historic preservation studies, comprehensive land use plans, development codes, design standards and guidelines, and affordable/fair housing analyses. Shay has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tim Katers, AICP, is the CDBG-DR Planning Program Manager for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and has worked in grant compliance with communities affected by the flood of 2013 since November of last year. Over a nearly 30 year career, Tim has worked as a Community Development Specialist for CSU Cooperative Extension and DOLA - or as the planning and community development staff for communities that include: Timnath, Lochbuie, Foxfield, Idaho Springs, Rangely, Hayden, and Berthoud.

 
Waverly Klaw 

Waverly Klaw, is a Long-Term Recovery Planner with the Community Development Office. Prior to working at the Department of Local Affairs, Waverly spent over five years managing programs for national and international non-profit organizations headquartered in New York City and Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about creating sustainable and resilient communities through hazard mitigation plans, recovery action plans, and land use codes. Waverly has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Syracuse University and is currently completing her Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. She is an active member of the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter and is an accredited LEED Green Associate with the U.S. Green Building Council.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KC McFerson, is the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Watershed Program Manager. She has two years of experience assisting local governments in complying with the Clean Water Act, developing surface water management programs, and updating land use codes. KC has a Juris Doctor in Environmental Law and Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. KC is Passionate about natural resources planning as well as water and land use law.

 
Anne Miller

Anne Miller is a Senior Planner with the Community Development Office. Anne has over 20 years of community development experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has worked with communities in Colorado and across the nation to develop long-range plans to promote healthy, livable communities with a focus on parks, recreation, open space, and trails. Her strengths are group facilitation, project management, community planning, and organizational development. Anne has a Master's of Urban Planning and Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an active member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

 
Tim Stroh

Tim Stroh is a Main Street Preservation Architect with the Community Development Office focusing on design and the Colorado Main Street Program. He has over 14 years of experience working on historic preservation projects throughout rural Colorado. His background includes providing practical education about design, preservation techniques, incentives and benefits, and guideline standards. Tim received his Bachelor's in Environmental Design and Master's of Architecture from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He is a registered architect in Colorado and Montana as well as an active member with the Colorado American Institute of Architects.

 
Stephanie Troller

Stephanie Troller is the Colorado Main Street Coordinator and focuses on economic development. Stephanie has been with the Department of Local Affairs for four years and has over 10 years experience in community and economic development. Her experience includes business retention and recruitment, planning and implementation, housing, project management, and working with rural communities. Stephanie holds her Bachelor's degree in International Business from New Mexico State University and is currently working to become a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

  

 
Contact Us: 

 

Community Development Office (CDO)

1313 Sherman Street, Room 521

Denver, CO  80203

303.864.7720 (main)

303.864.7759 (fax)

 

Andy Hill, CDO Program Manager

303.864.7725

andy.hill@state.co.us

 

Shay Ives, Community Revitalization Specialist

303.864.7728

shay.ives@state.co.us

 

Tim Katers, CDBG-DR Planning Program Manager

303.864.7888

tim.katers@state.co.us

 

Waverly Klaw, Long-Term Recovery Planner

303.864.7756

waverly.klaw@state.co.us

 

KC McFerson, CDBG-DR Watershed Program Manager

303.864.7887

kc.mcferson@state.co.us

 

Anne Miller, AICP, Senior Planner

303.864.7726

anne.miller@state.co.us

 

Tim Stroh, AIA, Main Street Preservation Architect

303.864.7729

tim.stroh@state.co.us

 

Stephanie Troller, Main Street Coordinator, Economic Development Specialist

303.864.7727

stephanie.troller@state.co.us