Phil Cortese

Chairperson, Community Advisory Board

Phil has over 30 years experience in the leadership and management of local government and non-profit organizations. Most recently, he has worked as Deputy City Manager for the City of Littleton for thirteen years and previously, as Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada for fifteen years. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Psychology from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and a Master of Public Administration from University of Colorado, Denver. In his formative years, he held positions in the Mental Health Field, Education, Youth Services and the Hospitality Industry.

He has served as a volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations in the metro area, including Denver Options, Inter-faith Community Services, Arapahoe Community College, Arvada Community Food Bank, Arvada Credit Union and a number of city management professional organizations.

Phil plays a modest bass guitar and likes all kinds of music, especially Jazz. He lives with his wife Sue and their two dogs in the Littleton area in unincorporated Jefferson County.

"I have been a proud member of the KUVO Community Advisory Board since March of 2012 and I have been listening to KUVO for years. KUVO is  the most unique jazz station in the country, with a talented and dedicated staff and volunteers. It has been fun and satisfying  to participate as a member of the CAB and to be a part of the KUVO family and community, lending a hand promoting the music, programming, and community events throughout the state."