2017 Council Candidate - Ward 4
Occupation: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Previous Elected Offices: This is my first campaign for elected office
Other Leadership Positions and Community Involvement: Current
member of the Active Adult Advisory Board,
Volunteer for the Adams 12
Foundation Gala in Spring 2017
Why are you the most qualified person for this office?
I have lived in Thornton for 23 years. I know the community's strengths, as well as the areas that have room for improvement. I also have transferable skills from my career as a social worker. I am a trained communicator and collaborator, and I also know how governmental policies affect individuals and communities. I will use that knowledge when making decisions on council.
What is the most important issue facing Thornton and how would you propose addressing it?
Sustainable development is an important issue, including affordable housing, infrastructure development, and access to quality jobs and amenities. We should build a city that works for everyone. I propose that the city re-visit and update the master plan so all future growth is thoughtful and purposeful.
What do you think the city does well and where do you see room for improvement?
As Coloradans, we love being outdoors. Here in Ward 4, the city has done a great job building safe and clean parks and trails. However, with the city growing as fast as it is, there are many opportunities for improvement, and we must move forward with a specific vision to further the quality of life of everyone living within the city.
What is your favorite thing about living in Thornton?
Thornton is my home! I grew up here, and I have chosen to raise my family here. I love so many things about Thornton: the outdoor spaces, the access to amenities, and especially the sense of community. My childhood was not always easy, but I was able to succeed because of the support of my friends, neighbors, and teachers. I am running for council to give back to the community that gave so much to me as a child.