Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. In March, the City and County of Denver launched its first-ever Office of Storytelling, led by Chief Storyteller Rowena Alegria, a former Denver Post journalist and longtime adviser to Mayor Michael Hancock. Modeled after a similar program created by the City of Detroit, Alegria and her team are charged with telling the city’s story through projects like I Am Denver, a multimedia series that “captures Denver’s yesterday and today for tomorrow,” according to a press release announcing the initiative. The Office of Storytelling is just one of at least a dozen new city agencies and offices established or proposed by Hancock during his two terms as mayor. Typically, these offices are unveiled in headline-grabbing announcements that promise strong, decisive action on high-profile issues. Shortly before Hancock launched his 2015 re-election bid, the mayor held a press conference at City Hall to announce the Office of Behavioral Health Strategies, an agency that he said would help Denver “lead the way” in tackling issues of mental health and substanc...