Running for Town Trustee has been something I always saw for myself "in the future". For many years, I have been actively involved in community conversations, committees, boards, and task forces. I have heard reoccurring concerns from our citizens. Due to lack of opportunity for our workforce, it has become more and more difficult to raise a family in our beautiful town resulting in many professionals leaving our community. It is because of these conversations and the momentum right now, that I have decided to run for Town Trustee. I want to raise my children in a community that is thriving.
Individuals of all ages and demographics are vital to a prosperous, sustainable community. Our town has the resources to create a resilient community that retains these young families. Estes Park has incredibly strong assets; Rocky Mountain National Park, a rich history, strong tourist economy and downtown corridor, many non-profits, highly educated citizens, cultural diversity, and active community members. As a community, we have identified our current greatest needs and taken steps to address affordable housing, access to childcare, transportation, and expanding our workforce. I believe with strong leadership we can address the issues our town is facing by building upon existing assets.
Building community means building our identity and culture, coming together as one, and adapting to change. Positive change and growth will come from leadership that’s committed to community.