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Dan Shah

Executive Director

Dan Shah joined the West Colfax BID as Director of Economic Development in September, 2007. Dan has extensive experience working and reflecting on strategies to achieve social change through non-profit and for-profit enterprises, as a legal advisor and executive director. In private practice, as founder of the Center for Community Non-profits at Temple Law School, and a Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, he has represented dozens of small business and non-profit clients, including community based organizations, cooperatives, land trusts, and business ventures, all aimed at social change.

At the same time, he has 10 years experience as a social enterprise director at a Community Development Corporation in New Jersey and with West Colfax Business Improvement District, where he won the Mayor’s Design Award and Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence, and also serves as in-house counsel.He grew up in Evanston, IL, where he developed an enthusiasm for cycling and travel. Dan is a father of three.


Board President

Directors List 2023

The Mayor appoints new members to the BID board of director when vacancies arise due to term limitations or resignation. If you are a member of the BID and interested in serving as a board member, we want to know!

Rene Doubleday

Rene Doubleday

Board Member

Rene Doubleday is a serial project manager and communications professional. She currently helps facilitate construction projects for Generator Development, including Little Man Ice Cream in Denver. Prior to Generator, Rene spent 15 years at a full-service advertising agency, working with organizations such as St. Anthony Hospitals, Bellco Credit Union, Central City, and Western Union to name a few.

With her work at St. Anthony Hospitals, Rene had a first-hand view of the transformation on West Colfax. Since that time, she has become part owner of a commercial property on West Colfax and is working to redevelop two buildings on that corridor.

A Colorado native, she graduated cum laude from the University of Denver with a BA in Mass Communications.

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