Executive Director, Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office
Molly Urbina was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office by Gov. John Hickenlooper in February of 2014. She serves as the resiliency and recovery leader of the state to coordinate the diverse and complex portfolio of disaster recovery and resiliency efforts with a sense of urgency. Working with federal, state and local partners to advocate for and leverage resources, develop long-term plans/strategies to support and empower Colorado leading the Governor’s mission to build back stronger, safer and more resilient from the historic 2013 flooding while also shaping an adaptable and vibrant future.
Prior to her current appointment, Molly served as the Deputy Manager of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department from 2005 to 2014. She oversaw the city’s planning and zoning/building functions encompassing broad city visioning and tactical plan implementation. She was integral in the drafting and enactment of Denver’s new citywide zoning code and mapping, passed by City Council in 2010.
Before joining city government, Molly spent much of her career in the construction and real estate development industry. She served as the director of government affairs for Oakwood Homes and as the director of development services for CRL Associates handling government affairs and land use consulting for local and regional clients
Molly has served on the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver board since 2013 and is currently Vice President. She also serves on the Executive, Governance and Nominating Committees, and chairs the Advocacy Committee. In addition, Molly has served on the Denver County Courts Judicial Nomination Commission since 2015.
Molly is a Colorado native and enjoys giving back to the community through public service. She still lives in the north Denver neighborhood where she grew up and loves her Denver Broncos.