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Town Hall Talk with Municipal Leaders
Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek
1475 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80222
Wednesday, November 08, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM MST
Category: Programs

Come and participate in SMPS Colorado’s program this November. The event will host a panel discussion with economic development, development, and planning professionals from front-range Colorado. These industry leaders will provide insights into upcoming public sector design and construction projects. You will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from municipalities and ask any questions you may have. This event is perfect for anyone interested in learning about upcoming projects or how to work with a specific city or county. Join us over breakfast for an enlightening and informative experience.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Connect and engage directly with municipal clients
  2. Learn about upcoming public development, design, and construction projects
  3. Hear about industry best practices when pursuing municipal projects.


Teena Bergstrand
Senior Director of Marketing Strategy
Saunders Construction

Teena Bergstrand is an integrated marketing communications expert with extensive experience. She leads the Marketing and Communication Department at Saunders Construction and is a member of the senior leadership team. Her role covers corporate positioning, marketing strategy, internal and external communications, business development, PR, and crisis response. She oversees marketing for six business units across various markets, including real estate and construction. Teena holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master's in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Denver. She's been recognized for her achievements and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities in Colorado with her husband Jim Bergstrand, and their bernedoodle, Iggy Lou.

  • Cara Sequino, Director of Interagency Missions, Architect, DOTI, City & County of Denver
  • Jeff Romine, Director of Development Finance and Economist, City of Broomfield
  • Robin Fleischman, Economic Development Manager, City of Golden
  • Eric Ensey, Senior Planner, City of Northglenn

More about the Speakers

Cara Sequino
Director of Interagency Missions, Architect
DOTI, City & County of Denver

Cara Sequino is a licensed Architect, LEED AP/Envision SP, and has a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Miami and a Master’s in Construction Management from the University of Denver. Cara is the Director of the City of Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) Interagency Missions Team. This team is made up of ~40 Project Managers who carry out the design and construction implementation for nearly all of the City’s vertical projects. She is responsible for overseeing approximately $400M in active work, including users such as Denver Parks and Recreation, Arts and Venues, Denver Fire Department, Denver Police Department, Denver Public Libraries, and others. Before joining the City, Cara was a practicing Architect here in Colorado, as well as a member of the AIA Denver Board of Directors.

Jeff Romine
Director of Development Finance and Economist
City of Broomfield

Before coming to Broomfield, Romine worked with the City and County of Denver as the chief economist and strategic advisor for more than 11 years. During his tenure there, Romine and his staff worked on a wide range of economic, financial, and development initiatives that helped attract, retain, and expand business in Denver. Prior to joining Denver, Romine was on the economic research faculty of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, served as the Chief Economist at the Maricopa Association of Governments in Phoenix, and previously worked for the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

Robin Fleischmann
Economic Development Manager
City of Golden

Robin Fleischmann helps to build vibrant cities through the achievement of community and economic development goals. As the Economic Development Manager for the City of Golden, Executive Director of the Golden Urban Renewal Authority, and staff for the Golden Downtown Development Authority, she focuses on community redevelopment projects and business attraction, expansion, and retention. In addition, Robin Fleischmann supports the Golden Public Art Commission. With business and planning degrees from Washington University and New York University, Robin has worked with communities of all sizes in Colorado and New York.

Eric Ensey
Senior Planner
City of Northglenn

Eric is currently a Senior Planner with the City of Northglenn. His job focus is on zoning and development review. He’s also served in the capacity of project manager for two significant capital projects over the past 6 years, beginning with the construction of the new Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Performing Arts Theatre, and now the city’s new City Hall. Eric’s past experience has been with various municipal organizations in land use and park planning: Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Aurora, and La Porte, TX. I also served in the capacity of City Manager for the City of Cherry Hills Village for 4 years.


Ticket Prices:
$65 Members
$100 Non-members


CEUs Available: 1, 3 Client and Business Development

Note: Only SMPS Colorado Members may register at member pricing. All ticket prices increase $25 on November 4 .
Finding it difficult to allocate funds for SMPS programming and/or membership? The Colorado Believes page program is rooted in our core values of learning, commitment, and community through charitable giving, membership sponsorships, scholarships, and industry engagement. This program is also part of our efforts to help diversify membership and help provide opportunities for BIPOC individuals and DBE, WBE, MBE, VBR, and LGBTBE firms to elevate their marketing efforts while helping your company save. Please email SMPS Colorado’s admin for reduced pricing and scholarship opportunities.

If you are a member of another SMPS Chapter and would like a member rate, please email the admin. Job seekers, students, and other new professionals, please visit our Colorado Believes page for details on our student membership programs and professional development scholarship opportunities. Refunds are available if submitted to the admin one week prior to the event.