This year I was the lead photographer for the Truman Dinner. It was the veritable Who’s Who of the Democratic Party. The keynote speaker was U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The event was held Sept. 21 at the Glenn Miller Ballroom on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The first part of the event took place on the fifth floor rooftop, where AOC met various representatives within the democratic party, outstanding members of the community, and all of the scholarship winners. The second half of the event covered the awards acknowledging the various accomplishments and contributions within the party over this past year, and then the keynote by AOC. I was sitting on the edge of the stage, twelve feet from the podium, during the entire presentation. There were enough great pictures of the event, I’ll be breaking this into two posts.
U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, Rep. Matt Gray, and Councilwoman Guyleen Castriotta had a service town hall, where residents worked with our elected officials to help stock items for Broomfield FISH. The second half of the gathering was a brief update from the federal, state, and local governments, followed by a Q&A.
Broomfield FISH is a vital community resource, providing food and financial assistance to Broomfield County residents in need. Services include a thriving food pantry, transportation assistance, rent and utility assistance, and other services. Serving approximately 6,000 people each year.
Cleary For Broomfield Kickoff Party! Date: August 4, 2019 Time: 1-3pm Where: The Broomfield Crescent Grange – 7901 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
We are so excited & proud to formally kickoff the campaign for Broomfield City Council Ward 3. Come on down to The Broomfield Crescent Grange to celebrate with Chris & AnnMarie at one of the many gems of our Broomfield Community. This is a family event with light fare food, a coloring activity area for kids, and Live music. Mix and mingle with friends, family, advocates, and various supporters from all over Colorado. Come learn about the plans Chris has for Broomfield and how he will go about working to implement them.
Specializing in zero and low energy efficient and sustainable commercial and residential properties, Susan was a Commissioner for the Fort Collins Housing Authority. She also served on the CSU Institute for the Built Environments. She leads high performance teams, including the one that created the first DOE Zero Energy development in Colorado, and was the 2016 and 2018 DOE Housing Innovation Grand Prize Award Winner and 2017 and 2019 award. Susan is currently the CFO of Solaris Energy LLC, a solar developer providing solar to non-profits, universities, municipalities and Indian tribes.
Robert has explored ways to serve the community and has served in the following organizations that he felt resonated with him. Robert has been an active Big Brother since 2014. He serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Board of Directors, and is on the Board Finance Committee and the Board Diversity Outreach Committee. Robert served on the Human Rights Campaign Colorado Steering Committee and Project Angel Heart. Robert’s mission is to ensure that all people have a safe place in this world and to know they are not alone.
Guyleen was elected to represent Ward 5 on Broomfield City Council in 2017. She decided to run for office because she recognized that women and minorities were underrepresented in all levels of government. She’s always wanted to be an agent for positive change and doing what’s right. She believes we are put on this earth to help one another, to being of service to our community and taking action to improve the lives of others.
AnnMarie, my wife and partner in life, has been a longtime outspoken advocate for Broomfield and Colorado. Participating in multiple advocacy groups since 2013, and worked to bring various ballot measures to the voting booth such as 300, 301, and 112. She has been recognized for her work, and has appeared in various magazines and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal.
Here are some of the highlights from the 15th Annual Out Boulder County Garden Party. Every year, Out Boulder County honors three outstanding members of our community with the Clela Rorex Allies in Action Award, Jack and Jean Hodges Big Hearts Award, and the Ignite and Inspire Youth Leadership Award.