election 2017

Joyce Downing

Northglenn City Council Ward 2 candidate

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Address: 11932 McCrumb Dr., Northglenn 80233

Background: We are original homeowners in Northglenn. Married with four children, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.Currently, completing eight years as Mayor of Northglenn. Served as a Ward II Council Member, Mayor pro tem for four terms, served on various committees including Metro Mayors Caucus, Chair for Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, Chair of Smart Commute Metro North, usiness in Northglenn.

Contact: 720 232-4402, joycedowning9@gmail.com, joycedowning2017.com

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

Listen, Flexible, Involved

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

I have the experience necessary to represent the citizens in Ward II. I am always willing to collaborate with others and I continually look for new and innovative ideas to bring forward to the city

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

1. Northglenn depends on their sales tax base to provide services to the community and hard-working families. We must continue to attract new businesses to Northglenn and work to retain those businesses we have.2. I am extremely interested in pursuing a new recreation/community center that includes a new senior center and theater.3. Public Safety is always a high priority and I will continue to support and advocate for the Community Policing philosophy currently in place in Northglenn.

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

Denver’s economic boom has already had a positive impact on Northglenn through our housing market, rising employment rates, and business demands.We must continue with our regional approach to draw attention to our city through collaboration with all our partners.

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

I believe part of the attraction to Northglenn is the fact we have quality homes available close to Denver at a much more reasonable cost. Northglenn has limited growth opportunities since we are landlocked. However, the City Council did adopt a Construction Defects ordinance this year that gives homeowners and builders protection. Also, I believe the city should continue to work with property owners to assist in introducing programs for affordable housing.

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