Brad Buchanan

Urban Planner & Rancher

Brad Buchanan is the executive director of Denver’s community planning and development department, which provides all short and long-range planning along with managing all zoning, permitting, inspections, and historic preservation processes for the City and County of Denver. During every other spare minute, Brad and his family own and operate the Flying B Bar Ranch where they raise grassfed cattle. Brad is the past chair of the Denver Planning Board, a member of the American Grassfed Association board of directors, and past chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership. Brad is an architect elected to the fellowship program in the American Institute of Architects in 2005 as one who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. He is also an avid farmer, beekeeper, and fly fisherman.

Brad Buchanan Headshot