People

Denny Hill, Director
Mr. Hill has more than 25 years experience assisting school districts, other local governments and private businesses. Services provided include:
•strategic planning
•facility master planning
•demographic and fiscal forecasting
•growth management options
•infrastructure planning
•site selection and negotiation
•service area/ boundary planning
•economic feasibility studies
Mr. Hill was the Planning Director for Douglas County School District (Colorado) while the area was the fastest growing county in the nation. During his 8-year tenure more than 20 schools were built and/or funded and several additions were completed as enrollment grew by an average of more than 10 percent annually. An expert in the field of socioeconomic impact studies, Mr. Hill conducts analyses related to rapid employment increases and declines (a “post mortem”) to determine infrastructure impacts and mitigation plans. Market analyses were conducted for a variety of new business ventures. Mr. Hill’s experience also includes teaching economics at Kansas State University as well as distinguished military service. Contact him to inquire about serving your unique needs.
David Porter, GIS Specialist
Mr. Porter has over 30 years experience as a practicing local government planner and as a land use planner; six of these years were as Planning Director. Mr. Porter authored Comprehensive County Land Use plans for counties and cities and also developed housing, open space and public facilities plans. During this 30-year period, he reviewed over 700 individual projects, from individual commercial projects to a 5,800 lot subdivision. David is an experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional with extensive management and project supervisory experience, data conversion and application skills. His experience also includes AML development, cartographic and analytical projects, and computer network maintenance. He also has experience in capital improvements planning, developing street addressing systems, and land title research.
William P. (Bill) Reimer, Sr., Consultant
Mr. Reimer is a Senior Consultant with Strategic Resources West, Inc. and has considerable school district operating and planning experience. He is well versed in the day-to-day operations of school districts, having been responsible for all support services at Douglas County School District (Castle Rock, Colorado) while it was the fastest growing county in the nation. During his employment there, enrollment increased from less than 5,000 students to more than 42,000 students, with corollary increases in teaching and support staff. In addition, Mr. Reimer has received Strategic Planning Certification from the American Management Association (1997) and is a Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award Trainer (Jim Shipley and Associates, 2001).
Mr. Reimer supervised the implementation of all efforts in Douglas County School District (DCSD) related to Quality, including extensive training in the Baldridge Model for both instructional and non-instructional staff. Supervisory responsibilities at DCSD included organizational improvement through the implementation of Quality leadership practices. He also supervised the work of numerous cross-functional teams. Mr. Reimer directed the development and implementation of the DCSD Strategic Plan, its alignment with Board Policy, and its utilization as a measurement and reporting devise for staff and customers.

Denny Hill, SRWDenny Hill, Director

Denny has more than 25 years experience assisting school districts, other local governments and private businesses.

His specialties include strategic planning, facility master planning, demographic and fiscal forecasting, growth management, infrastructure planning, site selection and negotiation, service area/ boundary planning and economic feasibility studies.

Denny was the Planning Director for Douglas County School District (Colorado) while the area was the fastest growing county in the nation. During his 8-year tenure more than 20 schools were built and/or funded and several additions were completed as enrollment grew by an average of more than 10 percent annually. An expert in the field of socioeconomic impact studies, Mr. Hill conducts analyses related to rapid employment increases and declines (a “post mortem”) to determine infrastructure impacts and mitigation plans. Market analyses were conducted for a variety of new business ventures. Mr. Hill’s experience also includes teaching economics at Kansas State University as well as distinguished military service. Contact him to inquire about serving your unique needs.

Darci Drost2Darci Drost, Associate

Darci researches and analyzes socioeconomic data that leads to the development of comprehensive demographic analyses for school districts. These analyses are used to help districts with strategic planning, facility master planning and demographic and fiscal forecasting.

Darci’s experience in research, report generation, data tracking and demographic analyses are used to prepare and present comprehensive written reports and recommendations to school boards. She also assists with the evaluation of facility utilization and recommends capacity enhancements. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Regis University, where she received six academic scholarships including the Regis Board of Trustees scholarship.

David Porter, GIS Specialist

Mr. Porter has over 30 years experience as a practicing local government planner and as a land use planner; six of these years were as Planning Director. Mr. Porter authored Comprehensive County Land Use plans for counties and cities and also developed housing, open space and public facilities plans. During this 30-year period, he reviewed over 700 individual projects, from individual commercial projects to a 5,800 lot subdivision. David is an experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional with extensive management and project supervisory experience, data conversion and application skills. His experience also includes AML development, cartographic and analytical projects, and computer network maintenance. He also has experience in capital improvements planning, developing street addressing systems, and land title research.