FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER VOLUME 5  ISSUE 2
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
DENVER BRONCOS
AFC CHAMPIONS!



ODELL C. BERRY
TRIBUTE TO A 
FORMER DENVER BRONCO

Long-Time Five Points Property and  Business Owner

Odell Barry   (born October 10, 1941) was an American college and professional football player. He played college football at  Findlay University   under head coach  Byron E. Morgan , where he was a wide receiver. He played professionally in the  American Football League   for the  Denver Broncos   in  1964   and  1965
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 19th round (145th overall) of the 1964 AFL Draft. Height: 5-10 Weight: 180

Odell still holds a place in the Broncos' record books with the second-most 
kickoff return yards in a season.

After his retirement from professional football, Odell Barry involved himself heavily in the civic affairs of Northglenn, CO.   He built a successful real estate business with his wife, Glenda, and raised his family. These years were a preamble to his historic 1980 election as the first African-American mayor of Northglenn. 

Odell was the first African-American citizen to become a charter member of Rotary International, the first African-American citizen to become president of the Colorado Civil Defense Association, the chair of the Colorado Economic Development Commission, and a crucial advocate for building, and bringing a professional baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, to Colorado.

In 2006, Odell was inducted into the Ford-Warren Library's esteemed Blacks in Colorado" Hall of Fame. 
Odell Barry is a Coloradan who has made a substantial impact on our State while serving as a role model for achievement in the African-American community.

In recognition of his achievements and his already secure place in Colorado history, the Five Points Business District and the Five Points community 
pay tribute to Odell C. Barry congratulating him for a lifetime of accomplishments!

BE THE CHANGE

The Five Points Business District (FPBD) has set in motion a process to explore the creation of a special district armed at supplementing city services and to potentially provide a wider range of other services to area businesses and property owners.

You can be a part of the Five Points Business Improvement  District (BID)/General Improvement District (GID) Feasibility Study.  Go to the FPBD website www.fivepointsbiz.org to fill out the survey listing services to consider for Five Points.  

These services are for your benefit since you would ultimately help fund them.  

Please complete the survey by Friday, February 12th and return to our office.                                                                                                                                                         
 


FIVE POINTS BUSINESS DISTRICT
MONTHLY COMMUNITY ACTION MEETING


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Five Points Business District Office
2444 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80205
Stroud Conference Room
 
EXPLORING BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Do what YOU want &
Launch Your Business!

Put your ideas into action by taking this
FREE - 2 SESSION CLASS

Take the first step towards Launching Your Business 
by calling 720-941-5037 
or email explore@rmmfi.org to get signed up!

The next classes are scheduled for:

Wednesday,  February 17
&
Wednesday, February 24

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Five Points Business District
2444 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80205 


 
 


DENVER DIGS TREES APPLICATIONS DUE FEB. 15
Trees are just $10 for those who live in the 27 targeted neighborhoods, which were selected based on their low tree coverage.   This year's target neighborhoods are Athmar Park, Baker, Barnum, Barnum West, Chaffee Park, Clayton, Cole, College View/South Platte, East Colfax, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Globeville, Green Valley Ranch, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Park, Mar Lee, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Overland, Ruby Hill, Skyland, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, Westwood, and Whittier.

Residents of those neighborhoods, as well as Denverites in all other areas, are encouraged to purchase reduced cost trees to beautify the city.
 
Treeships (free trees) are also available  for those who qualify. Additionally, tree delivery and planting support is offered for those who need assistance. Denverites not living in one of the target neighborhoods can still purchase reduced cost trees for just $35 each.  

Click here for 2016 Tree Application Form.  Click here for 2016 Poster.
A Project of the Sam Cary Bar Association and the Five Points Business District

FREE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC
 
JOIN US ON

FEBRUARY 23, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FIVE POINTS BUSINESS DISTRICT
Stroud Conference Room 
2444 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80205

Bring your questions and get answers from licensed attorneys.  Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or to be a volunteer, please call 
Jill Dorancy at 303-578-2315 or email
socialjustice@samcarybar.net.
 
Contact Information
    
Tracy J. Winchester                                                                Nell Washington
Executive Director                                                                  Project Manager
tjwinchester@fivepointsbiz.org                                              nwashington@fivepointsbiz.org

                           
                         | Phone | 303-832-5000 | Website | www.fivepointsbiz.org

 
Board of Directors
Councilman Albus Brooks (Chairman), Ryan Cobbins (Vice President), Joel Noble (Secretary), David Hicks (Treasurer), Wil Alston, Paul Books, Alison Corrigan, Jill Dorancy-Williams, Norman Harris III, Terry Nelson
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
This company's policy is to give equal opportunity employment to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.