YOUR NEWS: Council of Governments honors AdCo Economic Development president


DENVER | Adams County Economic Development President and CEO Barry Gore received a Distinguished Service Award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments April 26at an annual awards celebration on April 26 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. The award was presented by Mayor Pro Tem of Arvada and DRCOG Board Secretary Bob Fifer, according to a news release from ACED Director of Communications Rachel Anderson.

“Barry Gore has been an instrumental advocate for transportation and mobility in our region,” said Doug Rex, DRCOG’s acting executive director. “We appreciate his experience and expertise, and his forward-thinking vision of economic growth opportunities in Colorado.”

Gore has advocated for Adams County as president and CEO of ACED since 2010. He has served on boards for RTD, Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Front Range Airport Authority, North Area Transportation Alliance and the Economic Development Council of Colorado.

DRCOG presents distinguished service awards to individuals who make significant contributions to the Denver region and its communities, and to DRCOG’s programs and activities. The regional council has been honoring achievements for more than 30 years.

ACED champions Adams County as a preferred business location for primary employers. The organization advocates business deals, infrastructure projects and public policy to attract primary jobs and capital investment. Under Gore’s leadership, ACED has been recognized eight times for partnership and collaboration.