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Leadership with Denver City Councilman Chris Herndon
7:30-8:15 a.m.: Presentation
8:15-8:30 a.m.: Q&A
About Christopher Herndon
Denver City Council, District 11
Councilman Christopher Herndon is from Kansas City, Missouri. A 1999 West Point graduate, he spent nearly seven years in the United States Army. He served three years in Germany where he led a peace keeping mission to Kosovo. He completed his military commitment stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, assumed command of a 100 plus unit performing logistical missions in Iraq, and led a unit responsible for the training of newly commissioned lieutenants. While serving at Fort Sill, Chris earned his Masters Degree in Management from Webster University.
In 2005, Chris received an Honorable Discharge and relocated to Denver, Colorado. He served as an Operations Manager at Denver International Airport and later managed the Englewood Wal-Mart.
In his persistent quest for education, Chris obtained certification in Lean Six Sigma through the University of Villanova in 2006, and has participated in several leadership programs including Center for Progressive Leadership, Colorado Institute for Leadership Training and Leadership Denver. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Since moving to Denver, Chris has been devoted to his community. He has volunteered to help struggling students improve their math and language arts skills through the Save Our Youth program. As a Stapleton resident, he served on the Stapleton United Neighbors Outreach Committee. Active in his church, True Light Baptist, he facilitated Financial Peace University helping members improve their financial literacy skills.
Two weeks after his inauguration, Chris established and hosted the first annual Northeast Denver Leadership Week, aimed at educating local students on major leadership opportunities and turning their potential into success. In this program, youth received exclusive tours, presentations and guidance from some of the most influential people in the city including Gregory Moore, Editor-in-Chief of the Denver Post, and Michael Hancock, Denver Mayor.
As Councilman, he serves on committees including Government and Finance; Business, Workforce and Sustainability; Stapleton Development Corporation; and many others. He is also the Co-Chair of the Committee on Redistricting.
Chris is a believer in strength and responsibility in education, community involvement, and business growth. His experiences thus far have shown him the importance of listening and cooperation; tools that have served him as a leader in the military and will help him serve his constituents as a public servant.