Panel Offers Range of Perspectives at Event on “Policies for the Sharing Economy”

How should the state of Colorado and the city of Denver deal with the opportunities and challenges posed by the “sharing economy”? Internet and cell phone technology has enabled many new applications for real-time sharing of transportation, housing and other services. For some, this is an orbital shift in our economy that is to be embraced. For others, it threatens to disrupt businesses practices and policy approaches that have been utilized for years.

Panelists at the April 3, 2015, Buechner Breakfast First Friday event considered these and other issues in a discussion that highlighted the broad range of areas that make up the sharing economy, including housing and transportation.

Panelists included:

  • Amie Mayhew, President, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Mary Beth Susman, Denver District 5 Councilwoman
  • Simon Tafoya, Senior Director for Policy and Strategy, Office of Governor Hickenlooper
  • Don Tressler, Delegate and Executive Board Member, Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation
  • John Ronquillo, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, served as the moderator


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