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Week Of Special Interest 02/27/19
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By La Voz Staff

Denver Job Fair for young adults

With Denver’s unemployment rate currently at 3.7 percent, summer job opportunities are shaping up to be more promising this year than ever for young people. To connect young adults age 16-24 with summer jobs, Denver Workforce Services is offering a series of Summer Job and Resource Fairs. Events will be held on the following dates, featuring a wide range of hiring employers and job search resources:

The job fairs are offered for all metro area young adults, age 16-24. Youth should be age 16 prior to May 1, 2019 in order to attend. Attendees are encouraged to create a profile at prior to attending.

DA&V looking for Public Art Commission

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce calls for qualifications for two new Denver Public Art commissions.

“We are particularly excited about these two new public art opportunities,” said Denver Public Art Manager Michael Chavez. “On the surface, they seem very different. However, they both speak to the ability for art to promote safe, healthy experiences, whether the art is experienced by a patient visiting a medical facility or by a child traversing train tracks to get to school.”

47th and York Bike Pedestrian Bridge

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for the 47th and York Bike Pedestrian Bridge. The future bridge will be located over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, at 47th Avenue and York Street. This work should be an integrated project along the ramps and covered portion of the bridge, and use sound, light or mixed media in a two- or three-dimensional format. The commission amount is $65,000 USD.

Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create a site-specific public art project at the newly constructed Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center (OMC). The artwork should create a safe and welcoming environment near the south elevators on the first floor, and provide a “positive distraction” by offering a calming, uplifting, inspiring and safe experience. The artwork for this call for entry must be installed prior to the OMC opening planned for June 2020. The commission amount is $175,000 USD.

Applications will be accepted for both calls at through March 18, 11:59 p.m.

Our Government

White House

President Donald J. Trump appointed the following individuals to be Members of the Council of Governors for terms of two years: Governor Steve Bullock of Montana; Governor Douglas A. Ducey of Arizona; Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio; Governor David Ige of Hawaii, designated Co-Chair; Governor Edward Miner Lamont, Jr., of Connecticut; Governor J.B. Prizker of Illinois; Governor Michael Lynn Parson of Missouri; Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska; Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota; and Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, designated Co-Chair.

Colorado Governor

Gov. Jared Polis announced appointments to the Commission on Higher Education: For a term expiring July 1: Stephanie F. Donner of Denver, Colorado, occasioned by the resignation of John L. Anderson of Durango, Colorado, appointed; for a term expiring July 1, 2020: Mary Beth Buescher of Grand Junction, Colorado, to now serve as a representative of the Third Congressional District; for terms expiring July 1, 2022: Pardis Mahdavi, PhD appointed; Vanecia B. Kerr of Aurora, Colorado, reappointed.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Health CEO Dr. Robin D. Wittenstein and Denver Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) Executive Director Bob McDonald highlighted a new Treatment on Demand pilot program that offers patients, struggling with opioid misuse, medically assisted treatment the same day they come to Denver Health for support. The pilot, which began in December and will run through the end of 2019, has shown initial encouraging “next day show” rates for patients returning to continue therapy.





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