A third generation Colorado native I am passionate about the state I live and the towns I have called home. Born in Leadville at 10,200 feet the mountains are a part of my life. Currently, I live in Glenwood Springs, a vibrant community at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and mighty Colorado rivers.
I am a rusty writer, dusting off some seldom used skills. Why do I write this blog? Writing for me is a way to clarify my thoughts. I also want to provide a medium to disseminate information and provide the community a place to safely voice their opinions and share their ideas. Whether it is good, bad or ugly – I want to hear from people in our community.
A few years ago I found myself wanting to “get involved” in the community. So I did. I applied for the City of Glenwood’s Financial Advisory Board and Victims and Law Enforcement Board. Years ago, my Dad, whom I greatly admired was on the Planning and Zoning Board in Leadville and was appointed to the State Planning Commission – which has since disbanded. I applied and was appointed to the Glenwood Springs Planning Commission in June 2009. I currently chair the Planning Commission.
I find there is a strong connection between land use and transportation planning and in February 2013 I was appointed to the City of Glenwood’s Transportation Commission.
Most recently, I am writing a year-long series of article for an on-line magazine for citizen planners, PlannersWeb.com.
I still have a day job at Colorado Mountain College that helps pay the mortgage and I am so grateful for wonderful teammates and supervisors that have supported my community involvement. Thankfully, most meetings are in the early morning and in the dark of the night and I write in the evenings or on weekends.
Please share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you!