JEFF WALKER FOR DENVER CITY COUNCIL-AT-LARGE
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Why I’m Running
The short story is I love this city. I want to be part of it as it grows and changes.
The longer version is I’ve spent thousands of hours over the years on various boards and committees while balancing a family and a full-time job. My work in developing land use, transportation and public safety policy allows me to make a meaningful contribution at a broader level. Those hours of service will help connect various elements of Denver to advance the experience of someone here on a long weekend, a recent transplant and lifelong residents who remember when ranches were south of Hampden.
I grew up in a two-union household in Akron, Ohio. Both of my parents were deeply involved in campaigns for city, county and state offices, as well as local efforts for U.S. House and Senate candidates. I remember the dining room table being covered with campaign literature and walking lists from August through the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. I started stuffing envelopes and leaving door hangers for candidates when I was ten years old. I was raised watching my parents serve. They taught the value of honest, productive public service to me at an early age. I can’t imagine my life without it.
I moved to Denver from Cincinnati in 1999 for school, employment and social opportunities. I have strong ideas on how I want this city to operate. However, I believe the at-large seat belongs to all the people. It’s the council member’s job to listen to everyone. That means sometimes I’ll have to vote against my personal wishes. Sometimes I’ll have to find a compromise between differing opinions. But I will always vote for what’s in the best interest of the city and explain my reasoning.
Civic service has always been part of my life. I hope you agree that my experience and record will add value to the Denver city council. Thank you for your interest and your support.
Follow the links on the four topics below for some of my current thoughts on what I’m asked about most often. Please let me know what’s important to you.
MY CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Task Force to Re-Imagine Policing and Public Safety, 2020-present
Regional Transportation District Board of Directors, District D, 2011-2020
American Public Transportation Association:
- Board of Directors, 2018-2020
- Finance Committee, 2018-2020
- Leadership APTA Committee, 2016-2020
- Nominating Committee, 2015-2017
Blueprint Denver Task Force, 2016-2019
Rosedale/Harvard Gulch Neighborhood Association, Founding Member, 2009; President, 2018
Better Denver Transportation and Mobility Subcommittee, 2017
Colorado Resiliency Framework, Peer Reviewer, 2015
Denver Architectural Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-2012
American Planning Association – Colorado Chapter, Executive Committee, 2008-2010
Denver Planning Board, 2004-2010
Infrastructure Priority Task Force, 2007
Saint Anthony Hospital Redevelopment Task Force, 2005
West University Community Association, Board of Directors, 2004