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Q&A With Council Member Brown

Get to Know Your Council Member

How Long Have You Lived in Northglenn?
We have lived in Northglenn for almost 30 years.
What Neighborhood/Area Do You Live In?
I am a proud resident of Ward 2. I am lucky to live very close to the parks around us and be able to enjoy them.
What Do You Like Most About Northglenn?

So many things, but honestly it’s the community. Everyone is so thoughtful and kind. I received so many personal cards and emails when I was away taking care of my father and after his passing. That to me is the definition of community – always ready to lend a hand.

What is Your Education and Career Experience?
I have an associate's degree in business management. I currently work as an operations manager for a global IT company, handing project management.
Tell Us About Your Family
We have two daughters and a son. My oldest daughter lives right here in Northglenn, raising two of my three grandchildren. My grandson told me when they bought their house “grandma you are only 1.2 minutes away.” My other two kids are out now living on their own. I tried to get them to stay but I lost that battle. My other daughter has one child and my son, well, he has a turtle and that’s perfect.
How Have You Gotten Involved in the Community?
I was recently re-elected as council member for Ward 2 and have served on many boards and commissions, most recently with NURA. I love to volunteer and have found my niche here in Northglenn. I volunteer for most of our events, working with the Northglenn Community Foundation.
Why Did You Run For Office?

 My husband had been on council and he really prompted me to run. I had been involved in one way or another for at least 15 years and it felt like I needed to move forward. I had gained enough experience to be able to serve the residents and I have not regretted a minute of it.

What Community Issues Are You Most Interested in Addressing?
Obviously now that we are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to adjust accordingly. I feel this year will be focused on making sure the city continues to thrive through this and maintain fiscal responsibility. Our first responsibility is to the residents and that will be a focus. I also want to make sure that we are addressing the needs of our small businesses. It will be a very busy time in the next 12 months.
What Regional Issues Are You Most Interested in Addressing?
Transportation and roadways, along with the N Line commuter rail.

Incumbent Questions - February 2022

So Far, What Achievement, Action or Work Are You Most Proud of During Your Tenure on Council?

The completion of the new police station and new rec center are my pride and joy for the city.  

What is the Most Important Thing You Have Learned During Your Time on Council?

I’ve learned that it takes a lot of time and lot of teamwork to get a process through the city and into action. As one of nine City Council members, our main job is to be devoted to following the process from beginning to end.  

You can’t please everyone.  

Some people may think we aren’t listening, but we are. 

What Do You Feel Are The Biggest Issues That Northglenn Faces Right Now?

The increasing crime rate – there is no getting around it. It is happening in our city, just as it is happening across the nation.  

Because we are landlocked, it is very hard for us to increase density in our city without adding more homes.  

Safety on our roads. 

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Being on Council?

The interaction I get with the community through volunteering and city events. I thoroughly enjoy watching the city grow, new businesses opening and new foundations being built. I have a deeply ingrained sense of civic responsibility, and I am proud that I’ve kept up with it, along with my family.