About The MDLC Team

In addition to networking events, the council membership consists of bimonthly luncheons that include speakers on topics that affect the local community. Luncheon topics include legislative issues, tax issues, transportation issues, new developments in the metro area and more!

MDLC's 2019 Board of Directors

Allen Paty

Chairman of the Board

Doubletree by Hilton Denver

Cindy Bedan

Sage Hospitality

Kim Corrigan

Sage Hospitality Group

Michael Engleberg


Greg Leonard

Immediate Past Chair

Hyatt Regency Denver

David Coonan

Hotel Teatro

John Everett

Westin Denver Downtown

Andrew Moore

Towne Park

Government Affairs

MDLC continues to monitor several issues at the City and County of Denver.

Ballot Initiatives

Several ballot initiatives have been certified for the May 2019 municipal election in Denver including: Right to Survive Initiative – This initiative:  1) prohibits Denver from enforcing essential laws that protect public safety, 2) allows people to occupy...

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Tourism Improvement District

The MDLC Board, in partnership with VISIT DENVER was successful in implementing Denver’s Tourism Improvement District.  The District was approved by the electors in November of 2018 and the 1% folio tax took effect on January 1, 2018.  Money generated from...

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Throughout 2017, the City came under fire by homeless advocate groups who are demanding the City repeal the camping ordinance. The MDLC held several meetings with the Mayor’s staff and members of City Council to ensure they understand the importance of...

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Green Roofs Initiative

Following the recommendation of the Task Force, last October, the Denver City Council passed a green buildings ordinance to replace the Green Roofs Initiative that was passed by voters in 2017.  MDLC actively participated on the Task Force that drafted the...

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Short-Term Online Rentals

The short-term online rentals ordinance that was passed by the Denver City Council in 2016 requires that all short-term rentals all hosts register and remit lodger’s tax to the City.  Additional information on the City’s short-term rental ordinance and the...

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Colorado Convention Center – New Headquarter Hotel

The MDLC Board advocated for the City of Denver to adhere to the Colorado Convention Center Masterplan, SAG study and VISIT DENVER’s Tourism Roadmap which all site the need for a new headquarter hotel to be built in close proximity to the Convention...

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MDLC Membership

Must be current CHLA Member

Non CHLA Members


For any Allied Member who wishes to drop their Basic membership in CHLA but remain an active member of MDLC.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or would like to speak with a member of our leadership team, please send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!