Four years ago, the citizens of Ward 1 elected me as their representative to the Golden City Council. Then, as now, my goals were to work to preserve the character of our town; improve the responsiveness and transparency of our city government; assure that citizens had more of a say in development decisions; and improve sustainability. During my first term, we have made progress toward each of those goals, but our work is not done. Over the next four years I want to continue to work on those goals and more.
Much has changed since 2018. Our country has become politically divided to a degree that I have never seen as we have faced a pandemic, racial unrest and more. Our city has faced pressure as the Clear Creek corridor and open space parks near the city have become increasingly popular destinations. I have worked with our mayors and my colleagues on Council to address all of these issues.
I believe, and I am hoping the voters of Ward 1 believe, that my experience, my willingness to listen and fully engage with residents will help Golden address the foreseen and unforeseen challenges of our future and keep Golden the town we all are proud to call home.