Renee Martinez-Stone


Renee is working to align resources, critical assets, leaders, and investments in west Denver with the goal of moving community priorities and integration opportunities from concept to implementation. Renee’s prior work includes many Denver metro infill redevelopment projects where she has provided master planning, site development studies, and revitalization strategies for more than 20 years as a private consultant.

Renee’s “community-based” approach has creatively incorporated community stakeholders into plans and award-winning built projects with meaningful community outcomes. Renee is a fifth generation Colorado native, wife, and mother of two daughters.


Christina Contreras

Urban Planner

Christina uses research, design, and community involvement skills in her work to prioritize equity considerations in planning and design processes. Christina recognizes the value and importance of community-led projects to reinforce unique expression of local culture and community; to support community ownership; and to support the community’s health and economic goals.

Christina possesses over 10 years of professional experience in the fields of planning, landscape design, construction management, and green building. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Colorado, Denver.


Samantha Rae Yannucci

Associate Planner

Sam is an urban and community planner who is fascinated with the concepts of integration and social cohesion. When approaching an issue, she has the innate ability to recognize interconnectedness and employ systems thinking to formalize strategic, comprehensive solutions to address contemporary urban challenges.

Sam uses her skills and passion to inform authentic cities in which all residents feel a sense of ownership and belonging, and in which diverse populations are seen and honored as cultural assets. She most enjoys the opportunity to address the important micro concepts that make a city at the small area and neighborhood level.


Implementing Partners

Organizational Oversight

Diane Barrett
Margaret Danuser 
Britta Fisher
Ismael Guerrero
Patrick Horvath
Steve Nalley
Jeff Romine
Jennie Rodgers


West Denver Community Leadership Committee (WDCLC)

Work Plan & Initiative Oversight