Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2023

14┃ Colorado Public Works Journal When Chief Executive Officer Phil Washington took the helm at Denver International Airport (airport code DEN) in July 2021, he became the first mayoral appointee through the Denver City Council’s new voter-backed confirmation process. Once the fanfare settled, Washington turned to the team of some 30,000 badged DEN employees and proposed a singular mission-driven vision for the future of DEN, the great gateway to the sky that it is. Vision 100 Taking a long view, DEN by Sean O’Keefe images @ First Last