Ashley Witkovich

Northglenn City Council Ward 1 candidate

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Address: 10711 Larry Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233

Background: My educational background is in Political Science - B.A. (2015) and B.A. (2006). While in graduate school I was selected to be a fellow in Engage 8, a fellowship program started by Denver City Council President Albus Brooks. During this fellowship I had the honor of meeting and learning from leaders around the Metropolitan area.My professional background has been in the legal field, and I have been a paralegal/legal assistant since 2005. I love my job because I am always learning.

Best contact information for the public: 720 448-8734, voteforwitkovich@gmail.com, witkovichfornorthglenn.ruck.us or www.facebook.com/WitkovichforCityCouncil

1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Collaborative, transparent, humble

2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.

My experience on the Northglenn VALE Board has helped encourage my run for office and prepare me for being on City Council. I have enjoyed the exchange of ideas and collaboration necessary to get our work done on the Board, and I enjoy serving my community. I also realize the hard work involved with being on City Council. As a recent graduate student, I believe I am prepared for the extensive studying, research, and thoughtful consideration required to be a contributing member of City Council.

3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.

Neighborhood safety, transparency, resident engagement and participation

4.) How do you see Northglenn best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?

To some extent Northglenn is already taking advantage of the economic boom with rising home values, allowing homeowners to gain much needed equity in their homes. Northglenn has also attracted new families, individuals and businesses as a result of the economic boom. We are now seeing light rail make its way into Northglenn which will bring more people through our City and hopefully bring more businesses. I believe Northglenn’s future will be bright as a result of the current economic boom.

5.) What is the city’s role in encouraging the development of quality housing that is available for affordable costs?

Vacancy rates are extremely low in the Metropolitan Denver area and rents are extremely high. This is why I believe it is imperative for the City to be proactive in encouraging and developing quality affordable housing for our low-income residents. These residents who are the most vulnerable deserve a quality place they can be proud to call home.

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