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City of Greeley Mayor

Mayor of the City of Greeley, 2 year term
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    John Gates (N) Director of School Safety and Security

  • Patrick K. Wardell (N)

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What are your qualifications to serve as Mayor of the City of Greeley?

What will be your top three priorities as Mayor of the City of Greeley?

What do you believe the principal iss will be over the next ten years for the City of Greeley?

Background Born and raised in Greeley. 26 year veteran of the Greeley Police Department. Currently Director of School Safety and Security for Greeley-Evans School District 6. Two term Greeley City Councilman. 8 years as Mayor Pro-Tem
Contact phone 970-348-7777 w 970-352-2203 h
I was born and raised in Greeley. I know this community well and have the historical knowledge to lead our city. I am a 26 year veteran of the Greeley Police Department and retired as a sergeant in 2003. I retired to accept the position of Director of School Safety and Security for Greeley-Evans School District 6. I am in my 15th year in that capacity. I was elected to the Greeley City Council in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. I was elected Mayor Pro-Tem in 2009 by my peers and continue in that capacity. I am currently on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Youth and Family Connections and serve on the 19th Judicial Performance Review Commission. I have previously served on the Greeley Stampede Committee, the Suicide Education Support Services board, the Homeless Coalition Blue Ribbon Committee, the Island Grove Treatment Center board and was the 2016 chairman of Weld Project Connect.
1) Responsible growth-Greeley is one of the few communities in northern Colorado that is not land locked and has room for growth. While growth can be positive for a community, it is inherent upon the Greeley City Council to oversee responsible growth and see that growth is commensurate with needs and infrastructure components.

2) Contribute in whatever way possible to bring additional housing opportunities to Greeley. At present, there are fewer than 100 homes on the market in the Greeley-Evans area. This number is woefully inadequate for a community of 106,000 residents. This deficiency is one reason that many residents work in our community, but live elsewhere.

3) Greeley voters were kind enough to pass a .65% tax in 2015 for street repairs. This measure generates approximately 12 million dollars annually to repair and replace roads and sidewalks. Substantial progress has been made on our roadways since 2015 and efforts need to continue to be prioritized by city leaders.
1) Responsible, sustained growth 2) Community safety 3) Lack of housing 4) Strategic planning to address ever growing homeless population 5) Maintaining our current quality of life components
Contact phone 970-308-0310
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