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.
These relationships have enabled the citizens of Denver to live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.
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.