Endorsements

Thank you to our local leaders and neighbors who are supporting my efforts to represent our great city! Scroll down to see why people are supporting my campaign for City Council!

Ken Fellman
Former Arvada Mayor

“In my first experiences with Lisa after meeting her, I was most impressed with her ability to actively listen – she takes the time to understand the concerns and issues of the people she is speaking with and she truly cares about addressing concerns in an intelligent, compassionate, and respectful manner. I have come to appreciate her passion for service, having seen it first hand in our work together on the City’s Charter Committee. We have many issues to address in Arvada, and among the most important is housing diversity. Lisa’s thoughtful approach to housing is just one compelling reason we should support her as our next at-large council member.”

Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Jefferson County Commissioner

"I have seen Lisa the past few years step up and help our community in a myriad of ways. As a fellow social worker, she has worked on the ground finding resources, evaluating programs, and improving services for our most vulnerable communities. She and I have also served on the Arvada Chamber Government Affairs Committee that advocated for smart policy for our small businesses. Her desire to learn, listen and advocate for our city is what we need to ensure our city continues to thrive. I will be supporting Lisa Smith for Arvada City Council At-Large this November".

Mark McGoff
Former Arvada City Councilmember

"Lisa will be an outstanding council member! She has the experience and willingness to collaborate with others to address the difficult issues of development, homelessness, and public safety. I strongly endorse her candidacy."

Ed Perlmutter
Colorado Congressman


"Lisa's service to Arvada and our country shows her dedication to ensuring our community thrives. I'm supporting Lisa for Arvada City Council At-Large because she truly cares for the people of Arvada and will serve them well."

Sara Gagliardi
Nurse and Former House Representative

"Lisa is committed to listen, learn, and advocate for the people of Arvada. As a social worker and veteran, she will bring unique skills to Arvada City Council. Her hard work and dedication to our City will make a difference."


"As a small business owner in Arvada, ​​I support Lisa because I appreciate her compassionate lens that she sees the citizens of Arvada and her dream of elevating Arvada’s community. She understands the broad needs of the city, our residents, and the challenge of meeting these needs in the future."

Lindsay Compton, Dentist & Small Business Owner in Arvada

“As a fellow Arvada resident and veteran,I believe in and am voting for Lisa. She understands commitment, discipline, service, sacrifice, and she will always take on the tough challenges.”

Jon Eckhoff, Arvada Resident and Purple Heart Recipient

"For over 20 years, I’ve been an Arvada resident and I believe Lisa's background and experience as a social worker will help bring a new perspective to the challenges facing our great city. She will listen to our needs and advocate for the right approach to meet the needs of us all."

Ian Harwick, Arvada Resident

Lindsey Daughtery
House District 29 Representative

"I have seen Lisa the past few years step up and help our community in a myriad of ways. As a fellow social worker, she has worked on the ground finding resources, evaluating programs, and improving services for our most vulnerable communities. She and I have also served on the Arvada Chamber Government Affairs Committee that advocated for smart policy for our small businesses. Her desire to learn, listen and advocate for our city is what we need to ensure our city continues to thrive. I will be supporting Lisa Smith for Arvada City Council At-Large this November".

Jane Goff
Former Colorado School Board

“Lisa Smith has proven that she has the committed and collaborative leadership skills that will keep Arvada a premier city. Her broad experience and success serving a variety of our community needs and interests lies in her ability to see what needs to be done, listen to the people most impacted, and follow through with effective action. Lisa knows that championing opportunities for both our youth and our elders is the foundation for strong and healthy lives and thriving communities. I heartily support Lisa Smith for Arvada City Council At-Large”.


Lesley Dahlkemper
Jefferson County Commissioner

"In the time that I have known Lisa, she is always willing to dive in, problem solve and offer a lending hand. Her drive and passion to serve others makes her an ideal candidate for Arvada City Council. I fully support Lisa Smith for the Arvada City Council At-Large position this November"

Keith Baker
Chaffee County Commissioner

"As a Veteran and elected official, I understand the value and importance of having more veterans in office. Lisa will bring strong leadership skills and the grit to move forward, even during challenging times. I support Lisa for Arvada City Council"

What Arvada neighbors are saying

"For over 20 years, I’ve been an Arvada resident and I believe Lisa's background and experience as a social worker will help bring a new perspective to the challenges facing our great city. She will listen to our needs and advocate for the right approach to meet the needs of us all."

Ian Harwick, Arvada Resident

"As a fellow veteran and Arvadan voter, I believe Lisa Smith is a dynamic upcoming leader whose military experience makes her the driven and passionate candidate Arvada needs now; I most strongly recommend her for City Council."

Don Stanton, Retired Navy Veteran and Arvada voter

“Lisa Smith is one of the most helpful, honest and humble people I’ve ever met. On top of being a decided community connector, she has a passion for people, serving and fostering dogs, too! I’m voting for Lisa because of her heart. I know it takes great character and fortitude to represent our community, and she has both in spades!”

Chris Owens, Arvada Small Business Owner


"Lisa has an incredible ability to work with diverse groups to get important work done" - Dan Arkins


"People can feel how sincere and passionate you are about all you do” - Emilio Mejias


"Lisa gets things done and has a true passion for helping others" - Jean Chisser


"Lisa is a passionate and principled person" - Josh Blair


"For Lisa, service before self isn’t words. It’s how she lives her life" - Miriam Greenfield


"Lisa is a passionate advocate of the people and for the people" - Roy Gordilis


"Honest, transparent, diligent, and servant leader" - Christa Lopez


"Lisa is an honest woman who cares a lot about people" - Maria Morganer


"A genuine servant-leader running with the best intentions and motivations" - Nathan Dowds

"Persistent" - Bill Kelley