Lindsey Smith

Westminster City Council candidate

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Background: Raised and educated K-12 in Westminster. Grew up with parents as small-business owners. Graduated from Colorado State University - bachelor's and master's in communication. Purchased a home in 2014 in Westminster. Worked for Jefferson County Open Space. Volunteered for Hispanic Annual Salute (scholarship fund). Work for the Regional Transportation District. Completed one year of Leadership Academy courses. Adams County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer

Best contact information for the public: 720-744-2316, electlindseysmith@gmail.com

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

Strategic, Visionary, Integrity

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

I understand the commitment and the hours needed to dedicate my time to City Council. I would not seek to earn this position if I wasn't committed to fulfillingthe requirements and all four years. Being employed by RTD, I've gained valuable knowledge of working for the community members RTD serves, i.e. being responsive, listening, 1:1 (meetings, phone calls, emails), public meetings, presenting to community groups; facilitating meetings; answering to the hard questions, etc. I've got the know-how, energy, and logical thinking to get things done for our community.

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

Transportation, strategic growth, and development

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

A private-sector driven economy is critical for Westminster's growth. Through my experience in transportation improvements at RTD, I understand investing in efficient, effective and targeted projects is a catalyst for attracting the private sector. For example, RTD has constructed in and around downtown's Union Station, and the private sector has responded by investing nearly $1 billion in private development, resulting in solid economic vitality, including local jobs. While downtown Westminster is not Denver, our community must maintain and improve our connections in the city—bridges, streets, and other infrastructures. With our downtown redevelopment, Westminster is in the prime to capitalize and work with the private sector to get it done.

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

It's our job as community members to lay the foundation of embracing diversity, and it's Westminster's role to be committed to the principle that all members of the community have the opportunity to participate in everyday life within Westminster.

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