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Lindsay Neil
Director of Children's Affairs
Office of Children's Affairs
Denver 2020 Advisory Council Member Since: January 2014

Lindsay is the new Executive Director of Children’s Affairs who will work with Mayor Hancock to set and execute a four-year vision for Denver’s children and youth as well as lead the Mayor’s Office for Education and Children, building upon its past success.

Lindsay’s background includes more than ten years in the nonprofit sector providing direct services to children and families through an immigrant advocacy organization, a school-based family resource center and as bilingual case manager for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Lindsay transitioned from direct service to advocacy in 2005 when she joined the Colorado Children’s Campaign and spent four years as their government affairs director. During her time there she worked on strategic planning, led their grass roots advocacy network and lobbied a range of children’s issues at the state capitol including early childhood care and education, K-12 education, children’s health and fiscal reform. Lindsay left the Children’s Campaign to lead the Colorado affiliate of Stand for Children – an education advocacy organization comprised of parents, teachers and community members who focus on improving education policy at the state and local levels along with electing school board members and state legislators who share the organization’s values. She was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s planning and operations.

A Colorado native, Lindsay grew up in Glenwood Springs. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where she majored in Spanish and minored in speech communications. She has been in Denver for 8 years and lives in Park Hill with her husband Raul and their two sons.