Meet John

 

I am a husband and father, work as a financial analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, and have served on Edgewater’s City Council since 2017. I grew up in Montana, where I also went to college and met my wife, Hannah. After working and adventuring in Alaska for a few years, Hannah and I settled in her home state of Colorado in 2013. We were fortunate to find a home in Edgewater in 2015 and have built a family with our daughter, Charleigh, and dog, Durango. I can usually be found biking, gardening, running, hiking, and chasing around my toddler in my spare time. During quarantine, I found some time to get back into playing piano. Hannah works as a grant writer for Brothers Redevelopment (an Edgewater-based affordable housing nonprofit) and served Edgewater on the History, Arts, Parks & Recreation board from 2018 to 2020.

Commitment Involvement

In addition to my regular duties on City Council the past four years, I have served the community in other ways including:

 

  • Serving as the City Council liaison to the Edgewater Sustainability Board since its inception

  • Attending the quarterly Jefferson County elected officials meeting, to work on regional issues with key partners

  • Being Edgewater’s representative on the Legislative Committee for Colorado Communities for Climate Action, which helps give Edgewater a voice on climate issues at the state and federal levels

  • Helping found and lead the NREL Bike MS team, which has raised awareness about multiple sclerosis and nearly $200,000 for the National MS Society 

  • Volunteering annually since 2014 as a tax preparer for DABC, the local low-income tax clinic; from 2016 to 2018, I served as DABC’s board vice president

  • Volunteering as a member of Bike Jeffco, which advocates for road cyclists and safety; from 2014 to 2019, I worked to get a trail built that would connect key bike paths from Golden to Edgewater

  • Becoming a member of the Sloan’s Lake Neighborhood Association, to better understand the interests of our neighbors and be a voice for Edgewater

  • Becoming a member of the Filipino American Community of Colorado (FACC), which is located in Edgewater and serves as an important cultural and community partner

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