Policy & Communications

DPA’s Policy & Communications Unit is responsible for department and statewide communications, public and media relations and inquiries, responses to open records requests (see policy attached below) and the Department's relationship with the General Assembly. The unit provides distinctive legislative, policy and public relations programs for DPA.


It assists with the establishment and maintenance of lines of communication, understanding, acceptance and cooperation between the Department, the General Assembly and the public; keeps management informed on and responds to problems or issues related to policy and public opinion; anticipates trends and collaborates with department management on legislation and rulemaking.


In conjunction with the Budget Policy & Analysis Unit, the Policy & Communications Unit researches, develops and guides the agency’s policy positions and oversees the legislative actions to support the agency’s policy agenda.


The unit also develops and manages internal and external communications, including media and public relations and promotions, in support of the Department’s mission, goals and objectives. The unit plans, organizes and implements the Department's public information activities in order to provide the public and media with timely and accurate information in matters of public interest and to provide a positive organizational image. The Policy and Communications Unit also oversees the Department's records requests according to the Colorado Open Records Act and the Department's CORA policy.


The Policy & Communications Unit posts statewide closure and delay information in the DPA News section, as well as via local television news stations. 


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Please direct all general policy or media requests to:

Doug Platt, Communications Manager

1525 Sherman Street  |  Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-6555  |  Fax: 303-866-2102


Please direct all legislative requests to:

Jack Wylie, Legislative Liaison

1525 Sherman Street  |  Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-3539  |  Fax: 303-866-2102


Please direct all records requests to:

Jolina Lewis, CORA Liaison

1525 Sherman Street  |  Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-4223  |  Fax: 303-866-3034