Lakewood Reinvestment Authority

The fundamental mission of the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority (LRA) is to encourage private reinvestment within targeted areas of Lakewood. The LRA has been created by citizens to enhance the City's ability to preserve and restore the vitality and quality of life in the community. Lakewood voters approved the formation of the Lakewood Reinvestment Authority (LRA) on November 4, 1997, and appointed the Lakewood City Council to serve as the Board of Commissioners. The LRA operates in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes Urban Renewal Law C.R.S. §31-25-101 et seq.
LRA Project Areas
LRA Activities


Maintain a Strong Identity and Image for Lakewood
Lakewood's blend of rural and urban/suburban environments is unique among Denver metro communities. Lakewood has strong character, and a special image that reflects the needs of its residents and underlying physical organization.  

Assure Economic Soundness of Public/Private Development
The activities of the LRA are joint efforts between the LRA and private investors. For the sake of both entities, the economic viability of proposed projects is priority.  

Increase the Tax Base
It is important to maintain and improve these city services upon which Lakewood residents rely for their quality of life. Because Lakewood relies heavily on its retail tax base, it is necessary to encourage positive redevelopment of retail sales sites. 

LRA Commissioners
Chair, Wendi Strom (
Cindy Baroway, Commissioner (
Isabel Cruz, Commissioner (
Andy Kerr, Commissioner (
Erin Kenworthy, Commissioner (
Jacob LaBure, Commissioner (
Roger Low, Commissioner (
Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, Commissioner (
Rich Olver, Commissioner (
David Rein, Commissioner (
Jeslin Shahrezaei, Commissioner (
Glenda Sinks, Commissioner (
Rebekah Stewart, Commissioner (
Carolyn Wolfrum, Commissioner (


LRA Executive Director, Robert Smith, Lakewood Economic Development Director
LRA Treasurer, Holly Bjorklund, Lakewood Chief Financial Officer 
LRA Clerk, Jay Robb, Lakewood City Clerk 
LRA General Counsel, Alison McKenney Brown

For more information contact: 303-987-7730