Arapahoe County is my home. I’ve lived here all my life, and my husband and I have raised our three sons here. I have spent the last 20 years serving and volunteering to improve the lives of the people who call our community home.
The past several years have been an invigorating opportunity to serve as your Commissioner here in Arapahoe County. When I ran for election in 2020 I knew we had several critical challenges facing us ranging from significant challenges for our healthcare industry and staff strained by COVID-19, to building a trackable plan for Arapahoe’s growth and finally engaging our citizens and business community in our planning efforts.
Four years in and with dozens of town halls, I have engaged thousands of our fellow neighbors serving as the Chairwoman of our County Commission. Together, we’ve provided a sophisticated county budget, worked to build a more diverse and vibrant community of leaders, and are taking deliberate steps to prepare Arapahoe for tomorrow’s challenges.
Serving on our budget committee has been an honor and my purpose has been to build a budget for our future which recognizes our tax dollars as investments that must have real impact on our neighbors and small businesses which drive our economy and provide durable careers. From a 5-Year Plan to revitalize our network of roads, tunnels, and bridges, to significant improvements to our community programs for our most vulnerable populations like our elderly neighbors, I have fought for our growing Arapahoe and its future as Colorado’s largest county.