I've been a community advocate and elected official for more than 35 years – serving as a district council member, a staff person to Councilman Sal Carpio, Director of Denver’s Homeless Commission that created Denver’s Homeless Plan and I’m serving as At-Large Council Member since 2011. I have seen a lot of change and growth in our wonderful city. What an exciting and challenging time it is to be living in Denver, Colorado. The changes we've experienced together have built one of the finest cities in the country. However, these same changes have taught me that it’s incredibly important to always focus on our neighborhoods and to protect the things we all truly love about Denver. These years of experience have taught me to listen, bring people together, fight on your behalf and get the job done.