Council Member Mark Humbert

Mark Humbert
Council Member Mark Humbert, Ward 4
E-mail: Council Member Humbert
Phone: 303-655-2269
Terms: 2014 - 2018 
 

Currently serves on:  Downtown Partnership (Alternate), Brighton Housing Authority (Alternate), The Link (Alternate), Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Urban Renewal Authority and Youth Commission (Alternate)
Mark Humbert was elected to council in December 2013. Humbert was 8 years old when he developed two lifelong interests (other than sports): news reporting and government. He began covering city government as a paid journalist at age 16 and during Youth Government Day, actually reported on a council meeting during which he shadowed a council member. He studied political science in college and edited the newspaper and a section of the yearbook. He’d already given up his other dream of being the shortstop for the Chicago White Sox.

During his 45-plus-year newspaper career he covered city governments in three states.

In 2001, he and his wife, Allison, moved to Brighton, choosing it over Denver, where both of them worked (Mark at the Rocky Mountain News). They both found Brighton to be a great city, with helpful, friendly, welcoming people.

He and Allison have operated Local Color Magazine since 2004, the Daily Post since 2006 and the Banner since 2009, months after the Rocky closed and Mark needed something to do during the daytime.

Through their publications, the two have: provided scholarships for graduating 27J high school seniors; helped originate and participated in all Help for Homes painting weekends; developed an early blueprint for what is now Market Day; helped transition the Performing Arts Council of Brighton into heART of Brighton, fundraising arm for the Armory; and supported several Brighton nonprofits and organizations.

For the past year, Mark pursued his interest in helping downtown Brighton by seeking and obtaining an appointment to the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority. Then, in late August, decided to further serve the community as a member of the City Council.

Mark helped raise Allison’s two children, Anthony and Michaela, and have three grandchildren – Ward 3 residents Sam, Gianna and Luka Rizzo.