Statement on Community Name
The Master Community Association (MCA) is announcing that it is taking steps to remove the name “Stapleton” as it relates to the community and its operations.
The current conversation regarding racism and social injustice has increased awareness and education within our community. It has become more clear that continuing with the current name is hurtful to many residents of all backgrounds and life experiences. As a community that aims to foster inclusivity, diversity and respect, maintaining the current name only serves to divide us.
The 11 elected MCA community delegates met on Wednesday, June 17 to begin the process of removing the name Stapleton from the community. While the renaming process must also include the City and County of Denver and the community’s developer, Brookfield Properties, the MCA’s community delegates will vote to recommend to the MCA board the following action items:
• Remove the name Stapleton from all branding, marketing and community outreach materials, including signage and websites.
• Move to commit to update MCA governing documents to remove the singular reference to Stapleton as the community name
• Support SUN's efforts to identify a new community name as quickly as possible, while permitting engagement with the entire community
• To send a resolution to the City and County of Denver and Brookfield Properties requesting that they replace the name Stapleton with a new community name as the neighborhood identifier
It is our hope that a change in the officical name of the community, we will send a strong message that we are an inclusive neighborhood that does not support racism, hatred or bigotry. Rather, we are a thriving community that values diversity, inclusion, equity and respect, and we encourage others in our community to join us as we stand up against systemic racism.
The MCA supports individuals exercising their constitutional right to protest peacefully and safely and hopes that any protests are conducted in a safe and non-violent manner.
For questions or comments you can contact us through our website or email Keven Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for a statement from Councilman Herndon on support for the Stapleton neighborhood renaming efforts.
Click here for a statement from Gary Community Investments Founder and Community Visionary, Sam Gary.