The official website for Colorado Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver)

Citizens Cabinet

Cabinet Overview and Objectives

When Mike was first elected to the Senate, he installed a first-of-its-kind constituent leadership system that engaged community members from across the district in Citizens Policy Committees (CPCs) and Neighborhood Outreach Committees (NOCs). Over the last few years, hundreds of constituents have been involved in these committees, and this structure has been replicated by legislators across the state. Leaders of these committees have given us feedback on how we can build on their success and streamline their work now that we have more staff support to help with research and resources. As a result, we are now combining the CPCs and NOCs to form a unified Citizens Cabinet (CC). This body has helped shape policy for the 2016 legislative session and ensures that Mike gets strong and ongoing feedback from each neighborhood in the district.

 

Cabinet Structure

The current Cabinet consists of one outreach committee that includes members from the communities of Montbello, Gateway, Green Valley Ranch, Stapleton, City Park/East Colfax, and South Park Hill/Hale/Montclair and will focus on the following tasks:

  • Identifying local people, organizations, and events Mike should engage
  • Hosting and holding meetings to gather public input and/or informational events within the community (e.g., “What’s on Tap” and “Coffee with Your Senator”)
  • Providing Legislative Director with a calendar of special events in the community
  • Building contact information lists of constituents within the district and input information in database

 

How to Get Involved

To get involved on the Citizens’ Cabinet, please contact Kojo Asamoa-Caesar, Director of Outreach and Operations, at kasamoa@mikejohnston.org. The next Citizens’ Cabinet meeting is March 21st, 2016.