Fred Sainz is leaving the Mayor’s Office.

Two sources confirmed for me that he’s leaving. Sainz is taking a job at the Gill Foundation in Denver, Colo. It’s apparently not that big of a secret as the foundation has been calling around town for references for some time.

No word yet on his replacement.

Sainz has been the director of communications for Mayor Jerry Sanders for some time. But he’s been unusually prominent and powerful compared to former holders of that position. Whether it was because his boss was the first mayor in the now-not-so-new, strong-mayor form of government or whether it was the force of his personality, he was the focal point of many discussions.

He had a role in everything the mayor did — good and bad. And it will be fun to gather the Fred Sainz classic moments.


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