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Reeves Brown, Executive Director

Date appointed: 1/3/11

Senate Committee hearing date: February 8, 2011

Senate Committee hearing vote: Passed Committee vote - Unanimously

Senate vote date: February 28, 2011

Senate vote: Confirmed, unanimous

Salary: $146,040


"Reeves Brown cares passionately about good government and he cares passionately about the state of Colorado,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “His naturally collaborative approach will help set the tenure of our administration."


Reeves Brown was appointed the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs by Gov. John Hickenlooper in February 2011. Brown leads a diverse agency including the Offices of Emergency Management; the Division of Housing; the Division of Local Government; the Board of Assessment Appeals; and the Division of Property Taxation. Brown oversees the department’s mission of “Strengthening Colorado Communities” through providing essential services to communities and local governments including specialized training, technical and financial assistance.


Prior to DOLA, Brown served as the executive director of CLUB 20, a non-profit political advocacy organization representing the interests of the 22-county Western Colorado region. Brown also worked for the National Cattlemen’s Association and as the Executive Vice President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA.) Brown established the CCA as a nationally-recognized leader in the natural resource and animal care arenas and created the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust in 1993, the first land conservation trust in the nation fostered by an established agriculture organization. Reeves grew up on a cattle ranch in eastern Montana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business from Montana State University.


About the Department of Local Affairs:

Through financial and technical assistance, emergency management services, property tax administration and programs addressing affordable housing and homelessness, the Department of Local Affairs works in cooperation with local communities. As such, the Department is often the initial or primary contact where local communities work in partnership with the state.