Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community

Welcome to the West Colfax Neighborhood!

The West Colfax Association of Neighbors – aka WeCAN – welcomes you to the West Colfax neighborhood! Founded in 2009, WeCAN is the Registered Neighborhood Association (RNO) for the West Colfax neighborhood in the City and County of Denver.

West Colfax has a rich and diverse history in Denver. Over 100 years ago, West Colfax developed as the residential and business center for the Jewish Community, and several large Victorian homes were built along Stuart St., now a historic district. West Colfax Avenue became a part of US Highway 40 in the 1940s, a 26 mile stretch through Denver where hotels, restaurants, and clubs were built; reminders of them still dot W. Colfax Ave. today. West Colfax remains one of the most diverse and culturally unique neighborhoods in Denver.

WeCAN’s mission is Bringing Neighbors Together to Build Community. WeCAN hosts a variety of social events and volunteer opportunities throughout the year to bring neighbors together; including two West Colfax Clean-up Days a year, tree planting every spring, and the Running Club every Monday to run around Sloan’s Lake, and more.

WeCAN strives to connect neighbors to one another, events, and news in West Colfax. Sign-up to receive our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or attend a General Membership Meeting. Be informed and have a say on issues affecting West Colfax: rezoning and liquor license requests, business development, sustainability programs, park improvements, crime prevention, and city and local community resources.

Important Contacts

Denver Police Department

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 720-913-2000
  • The West Colfax Community Resource Officer Bob Anderson:
    • 720-913-0566

Denver City Services: 311

  • Includes recycling and trash services, vehicle registration, graffiti removal and more.
  • Ask a question or report a problem online at
Denver City Council Representatives

  • Amanda Sandoval, District 1
    • 720-337-7701
  • Jamie Torres, District 3
    • 720-337-3333

Colorado House District 4 Representative

Colorado Senate District 34 Senator

WeCAN is a FREE organization! Sign-up for the newsletter or become a member today at or call 303-578-6263 to join and receive the newsletter in the mail.

Although anyone is welcome to sign-up to receive the WeCAN Newsletter, membership is only open to anyone who lives, owns property, or works in the West Colfax neighborhood - Federal to Sheridan, and the Lakewood Gulch to 17th & 19th Ave.

Map of the boundaries of WeCAN and West Colfax

Why join WeCAN?

  • Know what is happening in your neighborhood
  • Add your voice to issues facing our historic but fast-changing neighborhood
  • Connect with your neighbors
  • Participate in community building and sustainability projects in your neighborhood
  • Be a part of enhancing the unique character and diversity of your West Colfax neighborhood
The West Colfax Association of Neighbors (WeCAN) acts as community stewards to connect neighbors with information, resources, and one another in the West Colfax neighborhood. WeCAN brings awareness and a voice to issues facing our historic but fast-changing community, develops and leads award-winning sustainability and community-building projects, and works to enhance our neighborhood while preserving the unique character and diversity of West Colfax.

Monthly Events Calendar

Every Monday - WeCAN Running Club, 6:20pm at Seedstock Brewery 3610 W. Colfax Ave., run around Sloan’s Lake then return for a 2-for-1 beer.

2nd Tuesdays - WeCAN General Membership Meeting, 1400 Quitman St., 6:00pm

3rd Mondays - Denver Police Department District 1 Commander’s Advisory Group, 1311 W. 46th St., 6:00pm

See our full Events Calendar

Get Involved in WeCAN

Stay connected:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @WeCAN Denver
  • Sign-up to receive our e-newsletter
  • Attend a General Membership Meeting


  • Come out for our various events throughout the year
  • Join a Committee: Land Use, Marketing, Outreach, Fundraising, Sustainability, or Social Events. Bring your ideas to West Colfax!


  • Become a member of the WeCAN Board of Directors