Jenny Willford

Northglenn City Council Ward 4 candidate

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Address: 10447 Lipan Street, Northglenn 80234

Background: After I married the love of my life, Matt, we decided that we were ready to start a family. Unfortunately, where we lived, there were no parks, no schools within walking distance, no grocery stores and no sense of community. Because I moved so often growing up, it was important to me that we moved somewhere that we could put down roots and raise a family. After months of exploring cities in Adams County, we chose Northglenn. Now my son plays in a park down the street and our neighbors are family. I have more than a decade of public policy experience, a Master’s degree in Political Science and Human Rights and years of service to this community- so I’ll be ready to lead from day 1.

Best contact information for the public: 303 710-1140, jennyclaywillford@gmail.com

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

Innovative. Responsive. Persistent.

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

For the last decade, I have worked with faith leaders, community advocates, and state legislators, to pass policies that simply make Coloradans lives better. As an advocate at the state legislature, I fought for working and middle-class families to secure good jobs, protect against wage theft, and for paid family leave because no one should have to choose between their job and their family. I worked to make it easier for all citizens to have their voices heard by casting a ballot and advocated for my neighbors on the Adams County Fair Advisory Board and Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County.

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

1. Revitalize the Northglenn Marketplace and other declining areas in our city. 2. Ensure that our schools have every resource they need so that our kids can succeed. 3. Stabilize water rates in our city.

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

This economic boom presents an opportunity to strategically redevelop portions of our city in order to attract the next generation of residents in Northglenn.In the coming years it is important that the city be as aggressive as possible in recruiting new businesses (especially local Colorado businesses) to make their home in Northglenn. Our city and residents deserves places for people to live, work and play. We can’t settle for anything less.

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

The fact is, our city is landlocked. This means that any time we consider redevelopment or new construction (in areas like the Karl’s Dairy Farm) housing of all levels must be to be part of the conversation and project plan.

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