Molly Urbina, Executive Director
“We are fortunate to hire someone with Molly’s experience in planning and land use,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “Molly knows how to bring people together to solve complex issues. We look forward to working with her on the ongoing and long-term efforts to rebuild and recover from the devastating floods that impacted so many Coloradans.”
Molly Urbina was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office by Gov. John Hickenlooper in February 2014. The Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office leads the collaboration with our federal partners and Congressional delegation along with cooperation from all our state agencies and local governments to streamline funds and flood recovery efforts to those in greatest need after the unprecedented flooding in September 2013.
In her role as Executive Director, Urbina coordinates with these partners to secure funding, develop long-term plans and prepare for Colorado’s unpredictable events that impact all parts of the state -- leading the Governor’s mission to build Colorado back better and stronger from this historic flooding event and other disasters.
Prior to her current appointment, Urbina served as the Deputy Manager of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department from 2005 to 2013. She oversaw the city’s planning and zoning functions encompassing broad city visioning and tactical plan implementation. She was integral in the drafting and enactment of the Denver form based zoning code, passed by Denver City Council in 2010.
Before her work with the City of Denver, Urbina spent much of her career in the construction and real estate development industry. She served as the director of government affairs for Oakwood Homes for seven years and as a consultant for CRL Associates handling government affairs and land use consulting for local and regional clients. Prior to her development experience, she worked for the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, where she became an expert in election law and regulatory statutes.
Urbina is a Denver native and enjoys giving back to the community through public service. She serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.
Iain Hyde, Deputy Director
Iain Hyde joined the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office in 2014. He has nine years of professional experience in emergency management and disaster recovery. He previously worked at the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management) for five years, most recently as the Recovery Manager. In that role he worked closely with and provided support to local governments, state and federal agencies and non-governmental partners before, during and after disasters.
While at DHSEM, Hyde frequently worked on a wide range of issues, including hazard mitigation, infrastructure, floodplain management, environmental restoration, economic and community development and disaster case management. He coordinated the agency’s long-term recovery support activities with communities which were impacted by the 2013 floods, as well as the 2012 and 2013 wildfire seasons.
Before he joined the State workforce, Hyde worked in the private sector on hazard mitigation planning projects and disaster recovery operations, including supporting implementation of the temporary housing program following the 2008 Iowa floods.
Hyde is a proud Colorado native and graduate of Colorado College, where he studied political science. He has worked professionally or volunteered on wildfire, flood, tornado and hurricane disasters in Colorado, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Iowa. In his free time, he is a musician, an avid Denver sports fan and enjoys the outdoors.
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