Mayor | City of Glendale

490 S. Colorado Blvd. Glendale, CO 80246

Mike Dunafon’s refreshing new voice will resonate with millions of Americans fed-up with politics as usual. Imagine a world that is libertarian, secular, fiscally conservative, big-family, small-government, and decidedly pro-business. Imagine an America where the government’s role was focused on protecting your Liberty. A Colorado native, Mayor Dunafon has led the extraordinary 14-year transformation of the small City of Glendale into an entertainment capitol and internationally-known city. The transformation of Glendale began when Mr. Dunafon chaired the Strategic Planning Initiative in 1998, and it became clear that the Glendale citizens wanted a new identity – a more vibrant and entertaining Glendale. As Co-founder of the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Dunafon created a collaborative forum to align residents and local businesses behind a single vision. Mayor Dunafon was instrumental in establishing a community-wide newspaper, The Glendale News, which subsequently became The Glendale/Cherry Creek Chronicle, currently mailed to 85,000 homes and businesses in the area. Glendale became the first city in the United States to adopt rugby as the sole and official sport of the city, and today, Glendale has been re-branded and is now known around the world as “Rugbytown USA.” Dunafon has a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, where he lettered for four years and was part of the All-Conference team. He signed contracts to play with the Denver Broncos in 1976 and 1977. His rugby career began in 1978 with the British Virgin Islands RFC and continued until 1992. He has a USA Rugby Level 3 coaching certification.


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