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Summit County Commissioner Dist 2

Responsibilities of the office: County Commissioners in Colorado are responsible for adopting the county budget; declaring county emergencies; entering into contracts; purchasing, maintaining and selling county property; providing human services; authority for roadways, land use and zoning in unincorporated areas; developing and implementing county policy; supervision of the County Administrator and staff; and working in cooperation with other elected county officials and municipal officials within the county.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.How Elected: County Commissioners are elected at large by all eligible voters within the county but a candidate must live within their specific district._________Comisionados del Condado Responsabilidades del Cargo: Los comisionados del condado de Colorado son responsables de adoptar el presupuesto del condado; declarar emergencias del condado; gestionar contratos; comprar, mantener, y vender propiedades del condado; proporcionar servicios humanos; autoridad para carreteras, y el uso de tierras y la zonificación de zonas no incorporadas; desarrollar e implementar políticas del condado; supervisar al Administrador y al personal del condado; y trabajar en cooperación con otros funcionarios electos del condado y funcionarios municipales dentro del condado.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.El mandato de cada cargo: Cuatro años. El limite es dos mandatos consecutivos de cuatro años._______ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections OfficeINFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local

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Background - Executive Director of Family Intercultural Resource Center - created/started the Building Hope Program, Housing Works Initiative, Summit Prosperity Initiative - co-chair of 1A for Summit campaign - commissioner, Snake River Planning - board member, Lake Dillon Preschool
Contact phone 970-485-5980
My first priority as a commissioner will be to work with leaders across the state and in our community—business, government, non-profit, and philanthropic—both to leverage state and federal funds and make sure community voices are heard. The tough conversations about restoring lost revenues, lost wages, and county infrastructure need to be had. Second, I will focus on the needs of our workforce. We must find ways to create more access to rental housing and single-family homes, to recruit and retain qualified child care providers, and to access health care and mental health services. Third, we must take into account the needs of our business community. Economic diversification must be a greater priority than it has ever been. I am advocating an office of economic development whose goal is to bring all sectors to the table to create real meaningful change. My priorities reflect my background, experience, and values, and are focused on what makes this community so special.
My financial and budgeting decisions will be based on my experiences and values as a working mom, community leader, and outdoor enthusiast. I will prioritize the things that make this community a special place to call home. With this in mind we cannot leave dollars on the table – I will apply for any state and federal dollars and resources to help our budget and County recover from our economic downturn. But hard decisions have to be made, and as Commissioner I intend to create a citizen lead financial review committee, so that citizens can have firsthand access to the difficult financial decisions with which the county is faced. Our residents need to be aware of every spending decision we make sure and the County needs to be accountable to all our residents.