Jamie Licko’s career includes 15+ years of empowering districts, neighborhoods, and communities to effectively manage themselves. She works closely with community members, businesses, stakeholders, and local groups to form effective public/private partnerships and implement strategies to allow for places to successfully manage their needs and thrive economically, socially, and culturally in the long-term.
She is the founder and president of Centro, a consulting firm dedicated to the strategic and (re)inventive creation of cities, places, and neighborhoods. Centro has guided cities across the globe through various projects, redesigns, and improvement efforts. Under her leadership and expertise, Centro has become an internationally sought-after resource for best-practices and proven-processes in developing high-quality spaces and enhancing quality of life across communities.
Jamie is also the president of RiNo Art District, Denver’s mold-breaking River North neighborhood. She led the district and its various communities—ranging from business owners, artists, developers, and residents—through the special district process and on to the creation of a neighborhood wherein artists and developers work together to pursue a unique and united vision for the area. As president, Jamie continues to oversee neighborhood vision, policy, programs, and project.
Her work with RiNo, Centro—and her contribution to professional outlets and platforms—pushes the boundaries of how neighborhoods, districts, and communities operate to serve their residents and the cities of which they are a part.