Address: 11800 Lavinia Lane Northglenn CO 80233
Background: As the daughter of a single mother I learned early on how important a strong community is. When I returned from college I was determined to give back. As a community organizer I helped nurses lobby for whistle blower protection, and advocate for workers who didn’t have a voice.
Then in 2009, when our community was hit by the Great Recession, I organized housing fairs to help my neighbors renegotiate their loans with their banks, saving their homes from foreclosure. I also organized Job Hunter Boot Camps to help my neighbors, who were looking for work for the first time in decades, navigate the new job market.
Best contact information for the public: 303 241-8271, Danielle4Northglenn@gmail.com
1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.
Accessible, Collaborative, Proactive
2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.
Many of the problems Northglenn faces are bigger than Northglenn. As coalition builder I will work with other regional partners to address them. As a tireless advocate I will actively represent my neighbors. Finally, as a liaison between local state and federal governments I have broad back ground in public policy that I will leverage to help bring innovative solutions to Northglenn.
3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.
1. Increase community engagement during the decision-making process. 2.Prioritize strategic partnerships to address large regional problems.3. Ensuring city council is accessible.
4.) How do you see Northglenn best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?
Northglenn is unique because it is locked in by other cities. Our only opportunities are through redevelopment. The economic boom allows us to be creative and look for real innovative solutions. We can do more than just fill empty store fronts. We also have the opportunity to decide what kind of city we want Northglenn to be. What do we, as citizens, want from our city?At the same time, the economic boom of the entire Front Range presents some challenges. From affordable housing to transportation. regardless of what Northglenn does we will be directly impacted by decisions of other communities. The city council needs to take the lead on forming coalitions and partnerships to address those challenges.The decisions the next city council makes will change Northglenn for a generation.
5.) What is the city’s role in encouraging the development of quality housing that is available for affordable costs?
Every decision the city makes should ask, “Is this going to contribute to the problem or to the solution? What options do we have to address affordability?” Many Front Range cities are looking at what they can do to chip away at the larger problem. Our citizens deserve to have an affordable and safe place to live.