Term: 4 Years
My initial term on Englewood city Council marks advocacy and action based on goals which support the achievement of resilience in Englewood. “City resilience describes the capacity of cities to function, so that the people living and working in cities — particularly the poor and vulnerable — survive and thrive no matter what stresses or shocks they encounter.” Arup, 2017
These goals ensure there is a measurable methodology behind my policy decisions. They also ensure I maintain a cohesive plan for enabling Englewood to thrive today and in the future. Policy decisions I make and accomplishments are summarized within four issue areas:
- Health & Well-Being
- Economy & Society
- Infrastructure & Environment
- Leadership & Strategy
Through leadership I am mindful of inclusivity, integration, reflectiveness, resourcefulness, robustness redundancy, and flexibility. These mechanisms help me to achieve goals for Englewood’s constituents in a fair and just manner.
Below is a list of the ancillary platforms through which I have committed myself toward supporting good governance within and around Englewood:
Appointed Member, National League of Cities (NLC) Federal Advocacy Committee on Energy, Environment & Natural Resources | Committed to developing policy and leading NLC’s advocacy on infrastructure and sustainability-related issues such as water infrastructure and water quality, air quality, energy, climate change, solid and hazardous waste management, local food systems, and public lands.
Member, Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee | Committed to developing the legislative program for the advocacy of exceptional municipal governance.
Member, WaterNow Alliance | Committed to championing sustainable, affordable and climate resilient water strategies.
Member, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) | Committed to establishing guidelines, setting policy and allocating funding in the areas of transportation and personal mobility, growth and development and aging and disability resources.
Participant, Citizens’ Academy – Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) | Building civic capacity among the Denver region’s residents through a seven-week course on important regional issues to include transportation, economic vitality, housing, and civic engagement.
In addition to these roles, I have contributed to progress in Englewood by serving as the Council Member Liaison on the following Englewood Boards & Commissions:
Alliance for Commerce in Englewood
Budget Advisory Committee
Cultural Arts Commission
South Platte Water Renewal Partners Working Group
Water & Sewer Board
My work with Englewood is fueled by my relationships with constituents. To learn more or to join the mailing list for monthly Wink Talk community meetings, please click here.