A Denver native, Rodney Milton is the new Executive Director of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado. Rodney holds two master’s degrees from Florida State University and a B.S. in History from Florida A & M University. He served the City of Atlanta for nearly a decade advancing innovative approaches to place-keeping and place-making and cultivated strong relationships with the development community through thoughtful policy and strategic decision making.
Following his time at the City of Atlanta, Milton joined the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) as a Senior Housing Policy and Development Manager. The nationally noted BeltLine seeks to connect 45 neighborhoods through transit, trails, economic development, and affordable housing. Milton established a model for equitable development without displacement piloting a legacy resident tax relief program and partnering with service providers to administer funding for rental assistance, estate planning, and small business assistance.
Rodney recently moved back to the Denver area to join the City of Aurora as its Manager of Community Development. There he was charged with the stewardship of federal funds and the implementation of the City’s recently adopted Housing Strategy. He led a team that responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying roughly $15 million in emergency assistance to stabilize Aurora residents.
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