Get to Know Your Council Member
The Kondo roots go back to the 1900s when my granddad, father and uncles were share-croppers along Riverdale Road.
Customer service with a personal touch, the small-town appeal and it is a well-planned community that has parks, greenway trails, retail and industrial interspersed with the residential areas.
- U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. Aerospace Engineering
- Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, M.S.-equivalent in Nuclear Engineering
- University of Maryland, Asian Division, B.A. Business Administration
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- I served nearly 10 years on active duty as a Nuclear Submarine Junior officer with postings in Bremerton, WA; San Diego, CA; Pearl Harbor, HI and Yokosuka, Japan.
- In civilian life, I have had various life-science industry marketing and new business development senior executive roles with Medtronic, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Alphatech Spine, Globus Medical and Becton Dickinson.
- Concurrently with my civilian career, I served in the Navy Reserves as the commanding officer/chief of staff to seven units ranging from 35 to 400 sailors in size. I retired as a captain in 2018 after nearly 30 years of service.
The Naval Academy develops not only officers to lead marines and sailors, but also future leaders in private and civic arenas. That is why I submitted my name and interviewed with the City Council. As I said then, I desire to bring the arc of my education and life experiences to bear to help with the betterment of the city I grew up in.
Judicious use of taxpayer/grant monies while ensuring a strong financial position to weather economic downturns and contingencies while delivering world-class services (e.g. water, public safety, recreation, etc.) to residents with reasonable fees.
As the designated alternate to Mayor Mredith Leighty for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), I am learning how federal grants are distributed to local municipalities to shape quality of life improvements (e.g. better traffic, cleaner air/water and greenhouse gas reductions). Mastery of the process will put Northglenn on a better footing when competing for these grants.