Being relatively new to the area, Liz has been instrumental in describing the procedures at the City and connecting us with stakeholders and helpful contacts. She is a “one stop shop” because not only does she stay on top of all regulatory news and (proposed) changes, she is also able to do the work for submittals and see them through. Liz is a pleasure to work with and passionate about her work, which makes it feel like she is part of our team rather than a consultant.
– Nils Berten, Vice President, Slokker USA
Liz performs at an outstanding level, never late, and is detailed in her approach. Most importantly Liz gives valuable feedback, as the projects that we work on tend to be complex and we would not be able to complete our clients’ missions without Liz’s help.
– Eric R Rutherford, Commercial/Investment Broker, WK Real Estate
When our restaurant applied a liquor license, unfortunately I faced a zoning issue in spite of our architect understanding the city regulation. Then Liz was introduced and she pointed out as a professional manner how to resolve the issues we were facing – and following up so closely and coordinating with our attorney and architect. I appreciate her length of experience and appropriate suggestions but even more the “human networks” she created for many years. Liz was so kind to introduce me a very well-known person in the restaurant business who gave me a lot of suggestions and proposals without asking any fee. He told me simply he wanted to return Liz’s favors. Liz is not simply a consultant but she encourages us as if she is a “business therapist.”
– Koji Tamura, Owner of Osaka’s Japanese Restaurant in Boulder
Liz has been invaluable in helping navigate the complex rules of zoning and the planning department in Boulder and instrumental in advancing our Colorado development goals.
– Margaret Freund, President, Fulton Hill Properties
“Liz offers the truly special ability to bridge business development and city regulatory interests. She understands the priorities driving business decisions just as well as she knows the requirements of responsible city governance. Time and again, I’ve relied on Liz’s skills and expertise to help guide local business expansion projects through Boulder’s regulations and review processes. Liz’s professional expertise, and her engaging interpersonal style, produce remarkable results.”
– Clif Harald, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council
“I’ve worked closely with Liz for many years – in her role with the city, she’s been a driver of Boulder’s innovation economy and has shepherded Boulder through significant and challenging times. Her insight and expertise is unmatched, as is her connection with the spirit of her community. And, personally, Liz is just a joy to work with on projects of all kinds.
– Scott Green, business leader
“Getting etown Hall launched and built was one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever been involved with. With a long list of non-conforming aspects to the building, I had to navigate the complex world of approvals, permits and financing. What I found, with Liz’s help, is that a good idea with real community benefit doesn’t mean much unless the story can be heard by the right people. Liz not only knew who the right people were, but she helped me understand how the process worked from start to finish. I was able to craft my narrative and present my concept in such a way that it was ultimately successful. eTown Hall very likely wouldn’t be here if not for Liz Hanson.”
– Nick Forster, Host and Founder of eTown