Committed to Service. Committed to Community.
LAKEWOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION
I served on the Lakewood Advisory Commission for the last six years. We researched, solicited and received community feedback, prepared information and recommendations to bring to the city on a number of topics including:
Sidewalks, Trails, & Paths: an interactive map developed in working with city staff that identifies and categorizes missing or inadequate sidewalks, shared use paths, and trails throughout Lakewood;
Dog Parks: potential locations for another dog park in our city;
Kids & Seniors: the ways the city may encourage organizations to develop a "Kids Visiting Senior Program" in Lakewood;
Sustainable Fresh Food: improve access to sustainable, fresh food by revising its permitting process and ordinances;
Veterans: review the current Veterans memorials in the city, recommend ways to raise their visibility, and underscore the need for veterans outreach.
My Commitment to You
My wife and I have had the opportunity to own a home in a wonderful community in Ward 4, to send our kids to local Lakewood schools, and to enjoy the fantastic parks and open spaces that are within minutes of where we live.
I am running to represent and work for all of us in Ward 4 to ensure that everyone in our community has a fair shot at creating a good life in Lakewood.
As a lawyer, I strive to listen carefully, research the issues, look for areas of common ground, and work hard to accomplish my client's goals.
I make the same commitment to you. I don't claim to have all of the answers, but I promise to listen, make certain I understand our community's perspective on issues before the City Council, research the issues, look for common ground with councilors who may have different views, and work hard to advance our needs in Ward 4. I will work to get things done for our city and our neighbors.
40 WEST ARTS DISTRICT
40 West Arts, is a non-profit, state-certified creative district working to revitalize the economy and the community fabric of the historic West Colfax corridor through arts and culture. It has received recognition in its success to attract thousands of visitors to the art district for its family-friendly, free events. I have served on the Board of Directors for several years working to guide its vision and I actively volunteer at its events.
JEFFERSON COUNTY CULTURAL COMMISSION
I serve on the Board which makes recommendations to Jefferson County on how to distribute certain Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) funds to arts organizations in Lakewood and elsewhere in Jefferson County.
MI CASA RESOURCE CENTER
I have volunteered in providing legal advice for entrepreneurs and partnered with a legal organization to create a series of intellectual property tools critical for new and established businesses.
COLORADO BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR THE ARTS
I represent artists and art organizations for free and the CBCA honored me last year with the Volunteer Attorney Impact Award as an outstanding attorney who has provided pro bono legal services to Colorado creatives.