Welcome to the Stapleton United Neighbors Website

About SUN

Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) is the registered neighborhood organization (RNO) for the Stapleton area of Denver. Our mission is threefold; to work for the betterment of the Stapleton neighborhood and the City and County of Denver by providing (i) a forum for the residents living within the boundaries of SUN to discuss and resolve issues, (ii) a network of communication and (iii) a means of acting on matters of importance to the community as a whole.

SUN is comprised solely of volunteer neighbors. SUN  provides a working forum for the residents of the Stapleton neighborhood to participate in pursuing the vision of Stapleton by creating developing, and fostering a vibrant urban community dedicated to social equity, environmental responsibility and economic opportunity. At monthly meetings, SUN facilitates the discussion of key issues with neighbors, engages in proactive problem-avoidance, and amicable problem solving. SUN is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.
See the latest news about SUN below, or click on one of the links to the left to find out more about our various committees.
SUN Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each monthThe meeting will start at 6:30 and will be our community outreach hour.  The agenda will focus on:
  • Announcements and instructions
  • ​Updates from Denver Police
  • Updates from elected officials and other community partners
  • Featured speaker / discussion​
The second hour will be our SUN Board hour where the Board will conduct more official SUN business and the agenda will generally include:
  • Approve minutes from last meeting and agenda for this meeting
  • Neighborhood Concerns
  • Committee reports
  • Other business
  • Upcoming communication needs
The Board encourages community to attend all meeting and hope the new format will make it easier to get involved in SUN!  Please email us at stapletonunitedneighbors@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

The SUN page on facebook is used to provide community announcements and updates: 

The Stapleton United Neighbors Group on facebook is a place where community members can share information directly with each other: 

Please read the monthly SUN spot in the Front Porch Newspaper for current information from SUN, excerpts from the April SUN spot are below. 

Community Safety Forum Presentation, August 15, 2019

The notes and presentation from Denver Chief of Police can be found here.

Every Day Sustainability

Earth day in 2018 has passed, but every day is a good day to think about sustainability.  The SUN Sustainability Committee would like to encourage everyone to create Earth-friendly activities throuought the year, for brainstorming ideas:

When you plan an event, be sure to submit it to the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program! Through the City of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, every resident has the power to register a sustainability-focused event on the city-hosted web site It's really easy - just fill out this simple form: https://www.sustainableneighborhoodnetwork.org/proposals-and-credits

Block Party Planning, Block Directories

Block parties are fun and can improve safety through collective efficacy: where social cohesion among neighbors increases willingness to intervene on behalf of the common good. 

  • Denver Days: SUN encourages blocks to host a block party during Denver Days (in 2018: August 4-12), a city program encouraging neighbors to get to know each other by ‘hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings’. During Denver Days, fees for street closures are waived, barricades are available for free, and the MCA will waive fees for reserving parks. 
  • National Night Out: The Tuesday during Denver days (August 7th) is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign aimed to make neighborhoods safer and more caring. 
  • Sustainability: Whenever your block holds its block party, consider making it a sustainable event as part of Stapleton’s participation in the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods Program: ask neighbors to bring out recycling and composting bins, to avoid Styrofoam, and to reduce waste.
  • Celebrating DiversityAttendees at the April SUN Outreach meeting considered how to celebrate diversity within homes on each block. Pot-luck events were considered as a mode of highlighting family recipes and cultural diversity, and bringing people together over food. A paper-quilt was considered as a way that children could engage in an activity to celebrate diversity- where paper quilt squares could be taped together. If your block will be including a celebration of diversity, please share the experience with SUN: StapletonUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com.

If you need help connecting with new neighbors, SUN has door hangers to help you start or update your block directory. Please email (StapletonUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com) with the number you will need. Door Hangers will be available for pick up at the Annual Forum (5/15, 6pm at the Cube).

An open letter to the community


Dear Neighbors,

We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of hateful sentiment and shocked and horrified by the events one week ago in Charlottesville Virginia. We unify in condemning all forms of hateful acts, violence, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and xenophobia, and efforts by alt-right and white supremacy groups, the Ku Klux Klan, and any other group espousing hatred and violence. As we collectively send condolences to the family and friends of Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed, and share our prayers and thoughts for those injured in Charlottesville, we together say clearly, that there is no place for these displays of hatred in our neighborhood nor anywhere.

Stapleton is a strong, diverse, and vibrant community, and we share the hopeful wish that we all can come together to support each other and engage in a productive dialogue.




Amanda A. Allshouse

President, Stapleton United Neighbors


Nick Callaway

Lead Pastor, Go Church


Representative James Coleman

Colorado General Assembly, District 7


Dr. Rachele Espiritu

Denver Public Schools Board of Education, District 4


Tom Gleason

Vice President - Public Relations Forest City


Councilman Chris Herndon

Denver City Council, District 8


Representative Leslie Herod

Colorado General Assembly, District 8


Rabbi Mendel Popack

Director, Jewish Life Center - Chabad Denver North


Ron Thomas

Police Commander Denver Police, District 5


Senator Angela Williams

Colorado State Senator, Senate District 33


Matt Wolf

Lead Pastor, Stapleton Fellowship Church

Stapleton Community Input

SUN is always looking for input from the community.  If you have questions about the community, please send an email to StapletonUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com or complete the form below. We will do our best to answer your questions.  It is important to provide an email contact so we can answer your question.


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