Independent Consultant, Adjunct Professor
Past elected offices:
Westminster City Council
Other leadership positions and community involvement:
Westminster Legacy Foundation Board of Directors
Westminster 7:10 Rotary Club
Westernaire’s of Jefferson County volunteer
Westminster Parks and Recreation Department volunteer
Westminster Public Safety Recognition Foundation volunteer
Served on both Adams and Jefferson County Economic Development Boards
Served on Westminster Planning Commission
Served on Westminster Special Permit and License Board for 16 years and chair for 10
Served as President of Legacy Ridge West Homeowners Association
School District 50 Facilities Oversight Committee Chair
1) Why are you the most qualified person for this office?
Over 30 years of service to the city as both a volunteer and an elected official gives me an insight into the operations and daily issues of the city that no other candidate has. My professional background in project management has afforded me the opportunity to work with many types of companies and organizations where the experience of managing projects in excess of $400 million can be utilized for the benefit of Westminster.
2) What is the most important issue facing Westminster and how will you address it?
There are several issues that must be dealt with. The city has been working to redevelop the former Westminster Mall site for four years with no success. We must change tactics and look at different options for this project. Other important issues are continuing to work with RTD and others to bring commuter rail to the Northwest corridor; development of the remaining land in the city as well as redevelopment of existing commercial centers; keeping current businesses and attracting new business. The future of Westminster’s economic viability depends on this. My background and experience in working with finance groups, developers, builders and businesses will bring a perspective that none of the other candidates have to solving these issues.
3) What do you think the city does well and where do you see room for improvement?
The city has done an excellent job in providing essential services such as police and fire protection along with open space, recreational facilities and other basic city services. Where we need improvement is in listening to our residents and communicating with them especially in the council hearings. We must be more transparent in what we are doing so that citizens better understand the actions being taken.
4) What is your favorite thing about living in Westminster?
Westminster provided me the opportunity to become involved and to make a difference in the future of this city. Westminster has been a safe and wonderful place to raise our children and grandchildren. My family has enjoyed wonderful amenities Westminster is known for.