Basic Governance


There is one set of agreements ( Basic Community Agreements ) at present that all visitors and residents will be required to follow at all times.

The Basic Community Agreement.

Through democratic processes, Villagers will establish and enforce the agreements and procedures needed to ensure the safety and well-being of all its members as well as the ongoing viability of the Village within the broader community. The basic non-negotiable Community Agreements that founding members have agreed upon are as follows:

  • No violence
  • No weapons
  • No theft
  • No illegal drugs or paraphernalia
  • No persistent disruptive behavior
  • No discriminatory or oppressive behavior
  • Participation by all residents in the operation and governance of the Village.

These agreements may be amended in the future by the Village Council, as long as the amendments reflect Village guiding principles and adherence to any existing contracts and agreements.

Types of participants:

  • Visitors-Resurrection Village will establish an on-site “rest area/welcome center” that will be operated jointly by a team of Villagers and other volunteers. Those people staying Within the rest area will be considered as Visitors. 
  • Temporary villagersTemporary Villagers are those villagers that are waiting to be accepted by the village for long term residence.
  • Villagers-are Those Villagers that have already been accepted for permanent residence.
  • Volunteers-Anyone from the outside or broader community helping with the development of the village will be considered a Volunteer.
  • Advisory Council Members-These are the members of the Advisory Council.

In no way does this list have any hierarchy, everyone is equal in the village.

Resurrection Village, Denver does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age (over the age of 17), national origin (ancestry), disability (as permitted within physical limits of current facilities), marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, selection of village residents, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all village residents and members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.