Chantal Unfug became DOLA’s director of the Division of Local Government in 2013 where she leads over 55 employees to provide research, technical assistance, problem solving and expertise on local government issues. She also oversees 15 unique state and federal grant programs, with 4 advisory committees distributing over $200M annually to strategically invest annually in over 1000 local community development projects.Chantal has over 20 years of public sector experience having served under two governors, two Denver mayors, and as a county administrator. Her expertise ranges from organizational and managerial effectiveness, to community and economic development. She is a skilled negotiator and excels at strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. A native of Colorado, Chantal is an advocate for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization, and has worked tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of communities statewide. She is a graduate of Boston University and lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.

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