Meet our Board of Directors: Anthony Palumbo

Meet Anthony Palumbo!

Anthony is a member of our Board of Directors and the Chair of the Partners in Progress Committee. In both his personal and professional life, his passion for community building is evident. Learn more about Anthony below.

Tell us about yourself.

After visiting Colorado for the first time in 2012, I knew that it was finally time to take the risk and leave everything I knew and loved behind in Western New York; I decided to come west and start the journey that I’ve always dreamed of. I received a Master of Urban Planning from SUNY at Buffalo with a concentration in Urban Management and Community Development, and professionally, I have over a decade of commercial real estate, development and community building experience. Currently, I am a Realtor and a Director in the Commercial Division for a large international real estate firm. I enjoy striking up conversations anywhere I go as strengthening community and relationships is a lifelong passion of mine.

How did you get involved with Localworks?

Giving back is a huge part of my value system and the timing was perfect as I was approached by an existing board member about utilizing my skill set and joining Localworks for 2019. Currently, I am the Chair of Localworks’ Partners in Progress committee and look forward to working with more community members.

What other local organizations are you involved with?

I am a lifelong advocate for those who are less fortunate and in need.  I volunteer at the Food Bank of the Rockies and participate in other monthly foundation functions that help broker associates in my office and the surrounding community with their children’s needs. I am also actively involved in the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors and the Colorado Chapter of NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association).

Favorite Localworks program?

I really enjoy the annual Criterium and Brewfest – and not just because I almost got a puppy at this year’s event – because it is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and come together in support of something bigger than ourselves.

What do you love about Wheat Ridge?

I love that Wheat Ridge is celebrating 50 years in 2019, simply because it is a testament of how proud the community is. Whether it’s mid-modern architecture on rolling hills or the agricultural and artist influence, it certainly draws me in.  I see a great opportunity for new and existing residents to continue to live, work, shop and play in the same area while learning and sharing in a diverse culture.