2024 Speaker

Britta Fisher has served as the president and CEO of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless since March 2023. Previously, she served as the executive director of Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST), which under her tenure grew to a staff of 120 employees and a budget of $254 million. With appointments by both Republican and Democratic governors, Fisher has served on the Blue-Ribbon Panel on Housing, the state Housing Board and the Affordable Housing Strategy Group convened by Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett. She was named the city and county of Denver’s Most Supportive Leader 2022 and honored as a 40 Under 40 in 2017 by the Denver Business Journal. Nationally, Fisher served as the chair of the High-Cost Cities Housing Forum, a group of nine cities with the highest-cost housing in the United States. Before joining HOST, Fisher served as the executive director of three organizations—mpowered, Localworks and Housing Justice—and previously worked for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in two roles in the mid-2000s, including in rural and women’s health. Fisher holds a BA in communication arts from Wartburg College in Iowa.