Stacie Gilmore is running for Denver City Council in District 11. Following is her vision for the District should she be elected:
I love our community! I want us to get what we deserve in District 11, opportunity, education, infrastructure, and the economic development that will ensure we have a high quality of life. I have lived and worked in our community for almost 20 years. We have always been known as the Far Northeast, and while I honor our history, I have come to see District 11 as the Front Door to our City and the Region. Think about how you treat the front door or entry way to your home, you keep it beautiful, inviting, and modern. We deserve to be at the forefront of smart, sustainable economic growth, job creation, infrastructure solutions and educational achievement that serves our children and families. I have lead an educational nonprofit for the past 19 years, and after that time in education it is clear to me that we must do better for our working families. Families are struggling, with employment and the education system. As the next city councilwoman, I will continue my life’s work in being a champion for our working families to ensure they have the training necessary to compete for livable wage jobs, to support their children’s education, and to have the time and space to give back to our community through civic engagement.
We are at a crossroads for our community, for too long it has felt like things are being done to us, instead of with us. We must have our voice heard, because it truly is “Your Voice, Our Community”! I have outlined my priorities for the first 100 days in office and then a few long-term priorities as well. I am accountable to the people who vote me in office, first and foremost, and I want to build community, partnerships and strong working collectives to ensure we are moving together in a strategic and measurable direction to gauge our progress.
Priorities for First 100 Days for District 11
1. Hold monthly town hall meetings;
2. Push District 11 budget priorities for infrastructure improvement;
3. Create an Interactive Development Map on my council website for existing and new development in District 11 so residents know what is happening and can comment;
4. Push small area plans with Community Planning and Development for locations of redevelopment and growth;
5. Create a Community Newsletter to improve communication and engagement in District 11.
Long-term Priorities for District 11
1. Work with Public Works, Community Planning and Development, and area developers to create a strategic workplan to address our transportation issues;
2. Champion the widening of 56th Avenue, the estimated budget for this project is $55M and we must remain diligent that it gets completed in a timely manner, including the undergrounding of the Xcel Energy power lines;
3. Work closely to build partnerships with stakeholders of the 61st and Pena development, including a full list of employment opportunities with Panasonic and other businesses so we can start the skill and education training necessary for our residents to compete for and secure these jobs;
4. Establish a workforce development center in District 11, with an emphasis on jobs leading to livable wage careers to expand our residents (youth and adult) educational and employment readiness baseline.
I am honored to have a wonderful list of endorsements including the strong support of many community members in District 11. They believe in me and my commitment to our neighborhood and I take that support very seriously. I am also honored to have been endorsed by The Denver Post recently.
Please cast your vote this week in support of my candidacy for District 11 City Council. I am number two on the ballot, but first when it comes to experience, commitment and the resolute belief that we can get what we deserve in District 11. If you would like any more information please visit my website at www.votestaciegilmore.com or check out my Facebook page at Vote for Stacie Gilmore.