The MURP Alumni Association’s mission is to further the enduring educational interests, social diversity, professional development, and charitable support of CU Denver MURP students, alumni, and the communities they serve. MURPAA will encourage participation in the affairs of the College of Architecture and Planning, the University of Colorado Denver, the greater Denver Metropolitan Area, and the Intermountain West.
Our members are involved in many aspects of regional and local planning, including transportation, housing, and sustainability. They are employees of private planning firms, public planning agencies, and non-profit organizations. All of them have dedicated themselves to furthering the success of alumni and students through this alumni association, and the powerful connections individuals and organizations can provide through mentorship, professional support, and scholarship funding.
Membership is open to any University of Colorado (CU) Denver MURP graduate interested in supporting the mission of the Association. The Board of Directors may approve a special membership for non-graduates.
Our Bylaws lay out our mission, requirements for membership, governance structure, duties and responsibilities of board members, and other rules and policies for the organization. You can read our Bylaws here.
Meet our current board. Board members represent a diverse skill set and expertise in the planning field. From housing to transportation, working for local government or private planning firms, and everything in between. Board members are responsible for furthering MURPAA’s mission by creating spaces for student and alumni interaction and fostering powerful connections through mentorship, professional support, and scholarship funding.
Jamie Grim is a proud Colorado native and 2019 graduate of the MURP program. Currently, she works at the Colorado Department of Transportation in the Office of Policy and Government Relations working with local communities and federal partners on transportation issues.
Before joining CDOT, Jamie worked in the private sector as a transportation planner working with clients on transportation, mobility and placemaking projects. Prior to that, she served as a Congressional Aide working on transportation and education policy issues in Governor Jared Polis’ congressional office. With more than 10 years of public policy experience, Jamie sees the role of planning and budgeting as essential to the development of dynamic policy that serves communities and encourages positive change in the experience of constituents.
Jamie currently lives in Denver with a 90lb Bernese Mountain Dog named Boone who thinks he is the size of a dachshund.