I have had the honor of being appointed by both Governors Ritter and Hickenlooper, as well as by Mayor Hancock, to various commissions that help citizens engage in self-care and culture.
Past appointments include the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs. I am currently appointed to the Denver Commission on Aging, and the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
These relationships have enabled the citizens of Denver to live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.
My plan is to make District 10 a model for civic engagement not just for Denver, but the whole country. I will continue working to provide broad access to new and innovative health and wellness experiences.
Denver Parks and Rec: I am especially excited about the passing of 2A, meaning $46 million to be spent improving and maintaining current parks and working to ensure that every resident has a park within a 10 minute walk.
“Caring 4 Denver” Mental Health Funding: I’m proud that Coloradoans just passed this initiative, increasing sales tax for about $45 million annually to complement the city’s existing mental-health and substance-abuse treatment options and fund suicide prevention programs.
Aging: Top four issues: Safe and reliable transportation, Food, Suitable Housing and Ageism. I am proud to currently serve on the Denver Commission on Aging, where our purpose is simply to advocate and empower Denver’s older adult community to live their best lives. I highly recommend learning about Changing the Narrative and following the social media hashtag #disruptaging started by AARP.
Self-care is of the utmost importance to me, as we must take care of ourselves to care for those around us. I will lead by example and bring the energy and passion needed proactively serve our residents, and assertively address Denver’s growth challenges and all of the civic planning and changes our city is currently experiencing.