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.
Conrad started his planning career by going into his hometown City Hall, Moorpark, CA, to ask about suburban sprawl. He had just come back from a vista point from where he saw hundreds of acres being grubbed to make way for new single-family dwellings. That one sight is what led to his career in planning.
As a planner, Conrad has worked as an Assistant Planner for the Town of Apple Valley, CA, then at the City of Colorado Springs, CO where he was a Planner I, Planner II, Comprehensive Planner II, and a Comprehensive Senior Planner. Most recently, Conrad hopped the Mississippi River eastwards and is now in the City of Burlington, NC, where he joined the team as a Principal Planner and now serves as Planning Manager.
Some notable achievements for Conrad in his career were helping a crematorium business get operational, helping deck contractors get decks installed before the summers’ grilling, and being on the team that got Colorado Springs’ comprehensive plan, PlanCOS, to be a community celebrated plan. He also had a great time doing his MURP Capstone on creating a neighborhood planning strategy for Colorado Springs, which was the grand finale before graduating in December 2018.