Downtown Colorado will be partnering with the City of Lamar to host the Renewal & Redevelopment Partners Workshop, 5-8 p.m. May 6 in Lamar.

The focus will be on the renewal partnerships that rural Colorado towns can create to combat the history of disinvestment, which often result in the loss of historic buildings, housing and workforce.

The event will offer participants a learning environment to foster innovative approaches to redevelopment and renewal programs through informal connections, case studies and interactive dialogue to facilitate idea sharing.

Downtown Colorado Inc. aims to support local leaders in rural communities by providing and discussing the tools, opportunities and components that allow for quality partnerships and projects to flourish. All public and private sector professionals interested in learning and discussing best practices for redevelopment of underutilized sites, corridors and neighborhoods are invited.

Registration information is available at

Established in 1982 as the Colorado Community Revitalization Association, Downtown Colorado Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that aims to build better communities by providing assistance to downtowns, commercial districts and town centers in Colorado.

Members of Downtown Colorado Inc. represent downtown organizations, local governments, development and improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in downtown and community development.