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 31-25-1. 

Reinvestment Areas
Reinvestment Projects


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.


Meetings are held as needed and posted online.


Chair, Adam Paul, Mayor 
Charley Able, Commissioner - Ward 1 
Ramey Johnson, Commissioner - Ward 1 
Jacob LaBure, Commissioner - Ward 2 
Sharon Vincent, Commissioner - Ward 2 
Anita Springsteen, Commissioner - Ward 3 
Mike Bieda, Commissioner - Ward 3 
Barb Franks, Commissioner - Ward 4 
David Skilling, Commissioner - Ward 4 
Dana Gutwein, Commissioner - Ward 5 
Karen Harrison, Commissioner - Ward 5


LRA Executive Director, Robert Smith, Economic Development Director
LRA Treasurer, Holly Bjorklund, Finance Director 
LRA Clerk, Michele Millard, City Clerk 
LRA General Counsel, Tim Cox 
LRA Special Counsel, Kathryn Sellars, Hoffman, Parker, Wilson & Carberry, P.C.

For more information contact: 303-987-7730