Councillor for City of Westminster, Event Director/Owner of Denver Ballroom Dancing, Small-business owner for Accounting and Tax Preparation for over 30 years.
Past elected offices:
Councillor for Westminster in 2005, re-elected in 2009
Other leadership positions and community involvement:
Vice President for Colorado Business Women and Treasurer for my local unit
Administrative Officer for Jefferson County Historical Commission
Legislative Aide to State Senate
Member/Sponsor of South Westminster Arts Group
Member Westminster Historical Society
1) Why are you the most qualified person for this office?
I’m proud of Westminster, where we chose to raise our family in the late 70s and I’ve been involved with my city at various levels since then. After serving you since 2005 as city councillor, I believe the knowledge and experience I’ve gained and the partnerships I’ve made in our community and region have prepared me to be your mayor. I manage my own small businesses from home and my schedule remains flexible to attend meetings. I am available and responsive to my citizens. You can visit my website (www.mary4mayor.com) for a complete list of my positions in representing Westminster at the city, county, state and national levels.
2) What is the most important issue facing Westminster and how will you address it?
Bringing a new vibrant mixed-use development, that will generate new sales tax revenues, jobs, leisure entertainment and community involvement to our new town center at 88th and Sheridan, and two additional train stops on the Northwest Rail Line is what Westminster needs. I will continue to work with our design firms and our excellent planning staff, assuring our citizens’ voices are heard. I will defend our taxpayers’ investment in RTD since 2004 and help RTD find a solution to provide a total of three train stations in Westminster sooner than later.
3) What do you think the city does well and where do you see room for improvement?
Follows our strategic plan to provide a safe, secure and financially strong community with vibrant neighborhoods ample water and sustainable infrastructure in which to work and raise our families. I also believe our Community Outreach and Business Retention programs are exemplary and how we encourage citizen involvement exceeds many other communities.
4) What is your favorite thing about living in Westminster?
Being a partner in a wonderful community that stands above the rest in many areas.