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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.