Emma Pinter

Westminster City Council candidate

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1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Knowledgeable, in-touch and hard-working.

2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.

I am running for re-election to Westminster City Council to continue my service to this great City. It is important to be an organized and persistent champion for Westminster. I have worked to not only be active on my Boards within the City of Westminster, but over the years I have served on Colorado Municipal League-Policy Committee, Mile High Connect- Advisory Council, Adams County Youth Initiative and worked very hard to be active in my community.

I also have worked diligently to set up regional partnerships to build an economy that works for everyone and to ensure that our residents have the resources required to meet their needs. Westminster is more than just the 8th largest City in Colorado, for us it is home. It should feel like home for everyone who lives here.

I'll continue to listen to our community and work with our local partners to continue the progress made over the last four years and build a more inclusive, vibrant Westminster for tomorrowCall me with questions.

3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.

The largest issues facing Westminster are equitable economic development, transportation access, and preserving our quality of life while we grow.

Equitable economic development ensures that all parts the City have access to similar or equal opportunities and jobs. For example, only one part of town has a train station. Additionally, some parts of our city have access to better amenities. It is important that all parts of Westminster share opportunities for success.

Transportation access has been a persistent problem. RTD has built one station and they need to finish their work and complete our line. Our highways are increasingly crowed causing additional problems for residents.

Quality of life is why Westminster feels like home for residents. This includes our Open Space, Parks, Rec Programs and community spirit. My husband and I have made a commitment to raise our family here because we truly love it. Westminster has always been a very well-run city. To ensure all families, who love it too, can stay here we need to work on access to more affordable housing.

4.) How do you see Westminster best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?

We need to be mindful that as we encourage economic growth, it has a focus on locally-owned businesses, quality jobs and economic opportunities across all of Westminster. Our city can and should lead the economic engine of the Front Range. As Colorado continues to experience economic development, ensuring all parts of our community experiences this economic growth will be crucial for our City.

5.) Explain your opinion regarding the city's role in promoting or reacting to ethnic and linguistic diversity?

I myself am the child of an immigrant. Over 40 percent of Fortune 500 firms have at least one founder who is an immigrant or a child of an immigrant. I want to make sure we are doing all we can to build a strong economy and a welcoming city.

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