Board Members
Cherry Creek East Association is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
 
The Board meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. You can find out about the next meeting by going to the Events page
 
We prepare and approve minutes of monthly meetings. To see recent minutes, click here. If you need information about earlier meetings, contact us here
 
You can learn more about our standing committees and committee chairs here
Secretary: Steve Silver
Steve Silver
Secretary
 
Steve and his wife Janice have lived in Colorado for 23 years and Cherry Creek East area for over 7 years. Steve is Vice President of Research at Forrester, Inc (headquartered in Cambridge, MA) and pursues a wide range of hobbies including cycling, fly fishing, golf, hiking and travel.   Steve's goals for the community include sustainable development, improved walk-ability and bike-ability, enhanced communication with residents and managing traffic congestion.
Bill Allen
Bill Allen
Mobility Committee Lead
 
When I moved to Denver and rented at The Seasons, I spent weekends that year on my bicycle exploring various neighborhoods.  I selected Cherry Creek East (CCE) to buy my home as an upscale, compact, well developed, walkable, connected neighborhood, adjacent to the Cherry Creek Bike Trail.  After I became active in the Cherry Creek East Association RNO (CCEA) a group of our neighbors created the Cherry Creek Area Plan then steered that plan through adoption by the Denver City Council. That excellent plan was adopted intact into Blueprint Denver 2040.  I support both plans as written.
 
I work mobility issues for the CCEA Board.  I look forward to joining Barry Lazarus when we bike the Garfield Neighborhood Bikeway in the next two years…after six years of work.  As a graduate of the Denver Regional Council of Government’s Citizens Academy and with formal zoning training (albeit in Minnesota), I also work with Bill Tanner in the Development Committee. 
Bill Tanner
Bill Tanner
Development Committee Lead
 
  • Interested in understanding what CCEA members really want in terms of development and helping the community navigate change. 
  • Board Member since 2016
  • Currently leads CCEA Development Committee
Loves our walkable, tree lined streets, friendly and sociable residents, casual atmosphere, and easy access to nearby amenities. See me out walking our wire haired fox terrier most days. 
Denise Oakland
Denise Oakland
Communications Committee Lead
 
I have been serving on the CCEA Board for 4 years, working to build better communications and grow connections with our great community.   My career has been focused working in the technology industry working in various leadership roles tied to managing sales and global partnerships.   I moved to this area because I fell in love with our tree lined streets and nearby access to great restaurants and entertainment. I enjoy painting, going to concerts and walking in our nearby parks and bike paths.  My goal is to continue to grow our CCE community, building on the great work former and current board and committee leads have achieved over the years.
Ione Hartley
Ione Hartley

I have been a resident of Cherry Creek East since 2010 and love the feeling of 
living in a small, cohesive neighborhood with big city advantages.  I enjoy our famous neighborhood “walkability” as well as the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and mountain hikes.
 
Having served on the CCEA Board and being a current long-term member of the CCEA Development committee, I have come to realize how dramatically various development projects can affect the present and future livability of a neighborhood.  I believe that community attention and participation will provide the best future for Cherry Creek East. 
 
Almost my entire professional life was spent in public accounting with its’ emphasis on excellence, accountability, and client service. I hope to utilize those skills in working to 
ensure that our neighborhood grows in ways that are beneficial to our residents and that are in keeping with our neighborhood plans and character.
Robin Pittman
Meetings & Events Committee Lead
 
I moved to Cherry Creek East from Los Angeles in 2020, and was made to feel welcome due to friendly neighbors. The social opportunities offered by the association provide a unique resource to many who arrive as newcomers.  I am interested in helping maintain the existing community connections. Currently, I have a liaison role as the Neighborhood Watch coordinator between CCE and Denver Police District 3.  I hope to continue learning about CCE’s place within greater Denver, and how we can optimize relationships with city council and officials. I work part-time in editing for a newspaper affiliated with Denver-based Media News Group, and have a broader career background in corporate marketing.
Michelle Gertzman
Michelle Gertzman
 
A Chicago native my journey has led me to New York City, Los Angeles and now Denver. I’ve been actively committed to service throughout my years in Chicago and Los Angeles where I served on the boards of local organizations focused on youth literacy, education, mentorship, and aging care. Additionally, I was involved in initiatives dedicated to the arts and community development.
 
Upon moving to Denver in 2021, I continued my dedication to local community involvement, particularly in real estate-related mentorship programs and volunteer services focused on social welfare. Currently, I am involved with a program that facilitates companionship and community support for the elderly.
 
My belief in volunteering as a vital way to connect, establish roots, and give back to the community remains a central part of my life. This dedication to service is what drew me to get involved with the Cherry Creek East Association.
Outside of work and volunteering, I enjoy exploring Denver from frequenting farmers and antique markets to enjoying outdoor activities like pickleball, skiing, and discovering the natural wonders of Colorado.
 
I look forward to deepening my involvement in the community and forging new connections and friendships in this dynamic and welcoming organization.