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Board Member and Representative for the City on the 27J School District Capital Facilities Foundation Board. The School District 27J Capital Facility Fee Foundation is a unique public/private partnership between municipalities, developers and builders, and School District 27J. It was established in 2001 to collect contributions from developers and builders to help fund school expansion or new school construction.
Adams County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Interim appointed City Representative. The Adams County Housing Authority assists individuals, families, seniors and persons with disabilities throughout all of Adams County, including the rural and unincorporated areas. The goal is to provide these households with quality, affordable housing options.
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) member. Often asked to be a guest facilitator at annual conferences for panels that presented and discussed specific topic information (ex: education and healthcare.)
City Council Alternate Representative on the North Area Transportation Alliance. NATA is a partnership of public and private entities in the North I-25 Corridor working to identify, develop, advocate and lobby for transportation solutions that will enhance mobility, drive economic development and reduce traffic congestion in the north metro area.
Served as a Director and represented the City on the Smart Commute Metro North Management Organization Board. Smart Commute offers free services to promote and support smarter commuting options such as transit and ride-sharing. Their mission is to inform and serve local communities and businesses by advocating for better transportation options and enhanced mobility for the north metro region.
City Representative at I-25 Drives Commuter Reward meetings. This sub-group offers some incentives to help you commute smarter, reduce congestion, and improve air quality on I-25.
City Council member representing the City on the North I-25 Coalition. This group focuses on transportation, infrastructure needs and funding in the northern corridor.
Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee Council Representative. CML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing services and resources to assist municipal officials in managing their governments, serving the cities and towns of Colorado to empower them so we have a united and strong state.
Vice President for the Colorado Women in Government. CWIG is sub-group of CML that promotes leadership participation in government, provides information/history and coordinates a morning fitness class at annual CML conferences.
City Council Alternate on the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) DRCOG is a planning organization with 58 Board members from local governments that includes 3 non-voting Board positions: RTD, CDOT & one State of Colorado member. The Board works to established guidelines, set policy, allocate funding in the areas of transportation, mobility, growth, development, aging and disability resources. I attended the Board meetings for six and a half years.
Served on the State Transportation Advisory Committee first as an Alternate and then as the Representative on behalf of DRCOG. STAC makes recommendations to the State Transportation Commission regarding CDOT projects, allocated funding for projects to address state transportation needs including roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs.
Member of the Advisory Committee on Aging. DRCOG is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for an eight-county region. DRCOG plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region’s population of older adults and people living with disabilities. The AAA establishes a coordinated system of community based supportive and nutritional needs for the region’s older adults.
Member of the Ad Hoc DRCOG Committee that drafted the updates revisions to the by-law and guidelines for DRCOG that the Board adopted.
Chair, Vice Chair and a Committee Member on the National League of Cities Information Technology & Communications Steering Committee. This Committee is part of the National League of Cities and is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving telecommunications, internet infrastructure, information systems and public access to these systems in communities nationwide.
National League of Cities Member. Thornton is a member city and I attended conferences for six years to become more knowledgeable about other state and national issues, federal funding options available for projects and to discuss solutions being accomplished by other cities in each of these areas.
Represented the City when asked to fill in and attend meetings as the City Council Representative on the E-470 Commission, read and presented a Proclamation and attended other meetings as needed when the Mayor or appointed Councilmembers could not attend.
2004 Thornton Police Citizens Academy Graduate and Alumni Association member. The Citizens Academy is designed to increase interaction and understanding between Thornton Police Officers and the citizens they protect and serve by providing an inside look at law enforcement. Alumni members also assist the Police Dept. with public safety events, wrapping gifts for children in December and recruit training.
Council liaison on the Thornton Leadership Institute Committee. City Council provided information and attended department staff presentations to citizens that had interest in the city who also expressed a desire to become more involved on a Board, Commission or as a City Council member.
Community Liaison and Member of the League of Women Voters of Adams County. The League promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in local, state and national government. It is part of a national network that is nonpartisan, grassroots that studies multi-issues and they help advocate for the shaping of public policy.