Marian Lawrence has been involved with the Denver Housing Authority since 2006 and served as President of her Resident Council for nearly two years, prior to her appointment to the DHA Board of Commissioners (BOC) in 2009. In 2011, Ms. Lawrence was elected Vice-Chair of the Board by her peers, and continues to serve as Vice-Chair in her second term through 2013. In 2019, Ms. Lawrence was elected as Chair and she was re-elected in 2020 to serve a second term as BOC Chair.
A retired Probation Officer from Denver County, Ms. Lawrence has extensive experience with various community agencies and organizations. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of programs which served to enhance the lives of specific populations.
Ms. Lawrence has served in several civic and professional organizations, including the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the National Black Women's Health Project and the Rotary Club of Five Points Denver.