On the Issues

Focus Areas

Improving Transportation and Infrastructure

Working towards innovative strategies to reduce congestion and promote our growing multi-modal transportation system

Community
Services and Public Safety

Elevate existing programs to ensure public safety and supports for our residents through community collaboration

Responsible Community Development

Ensuring future development and growth is done in a smart and equitable way so everyone can enjoy Arvada!

Experience For Arvada

Emergency Management & Safety

Lisa's background as a Military Police Woman and in the Emergency Management space for over a decade has prepared her to advocate for Arvada's public safety programs as well as understand how to work towards safe solutions to pressing problems.

Communities need strong leaders not just on the good days but on your worst. Lisa's has managed crisis at the city and county level to state and international response. She knows how to work across sectors to bring rapid solutions to families and communities in need. She has helped Arvada and Colorado over the past decade during fires and floods as well as during the pandemic.

Last year, Lisa joined the Arvada resiliency task force to help Arvada recover from the impact of the pandemic and continues to support local businesses and nonprofits as they navigate this emergency.

Lisa will focus on cross-sector strategies to ensure proper response to emergency situations and promote healthy eco-practices to reduce waste and pollution.

Innovative Community & Housing Development

Arvadans should be able to live and thrive in Arvada, not be house or rent-burdened.

Lisa has created innovative ways to promote housing equity and accessibility where all people can live and thrive. She believes the best ideas and policies come from communities and organizations working together.

By supporting smart developments, housing programs, and grant allocation, through community engagement and input, we can create a safer and stronger community. Lisa serves on the Jeffco Community Services board that oversees the allocation of federal grant money for communities and housing for Arvada and Jeffco.

She supports creative ideas such as home-sharing programs, microloans, first-time homebuyer programs, and nursing home reintegration. These ideas will promote equitable housing while saving our taxpayer dollars in Arvada.


Small Businesses

Lisa has spent the past few years immersing herself in the world of small businesses through the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and meeting over 100 local Arvada businesses to learn of the challenges they face today. When COVID started, Lisa manufactured over 120 gallons of free sanitizer in her backyard and donating it to help businesses remain open.

She understands barriers and challenges in local businesses and how smart policy can play a role in their success. She understands that policy is not a "one size fits all" in regards to businesses of different sizes, something her brother who owns a venue and restaurant instilled in her.

Currently, Lisa serves on the Arvada Chamber Government Affairs Committee, KAPs Council, and Resiliency Taskforce.


Older Adults and Disabled Persons

Often older adults are overlooked in the community as they retire but Lisa has worked hard to support and promote aging in place. This was a promise she made to her grandmother who died of Alzheimer's and has continued to advocate on behalf of older adults through Jefferson County and State level boards and committees.

As a case manager, Lisa worked in assisted living homes, and direct in-home care, she understands how important it is to build communities that work for older adults. In 2016, she piloted a nursing home re-integration program for the state of Colorado.

Lisa supports community-based services that save taxpayers thousands by keep individuals off the streets and out of the hospitals. She will continue to work hard for aging adults and their families to ensure an inclusive environment for all.


Program Development

Lisa developed programs which have improved lives, promoted safer communities, and saved taxpayer upwards of seven million dollars. These range from programs within local organizations to state-wide initiatives. Currently, Lisa serves on the Arvada City Charter Committee to review our "city constitution" to ensure we set up our city for future success.

Lisa believes in the importance and value of community programs and processes but there is always room to improve its impact and efficiencies.

By streamlining processes and tying them to smart funding strategies, we can do more in our community to ensure a strong and thriving economy. On council, Lisa will work hard to evaluate the program to ensure smart objectives and outcomes for the future of our great city.

Our Children

Lisa has worked on programs serving vulnerable and disabled, persons, ensuring that these programs are effective and equitable.

She's mentored Colorado children with developmental disabilities, implemented universal applications for homeless children within school systems, and developed a national ambassador program for higher education students.

Locally, Lisa works with Arvada High Schools doing mock interviews, industry presentations, and panels to students wanting to grow their skills and network.

Military & Veterans

Since leaving the military, Lisa has spent countless hours and years supporting Veterans through policy advocacy by developing Veteran education resources and creating mentorship programs.

Veterans have such a tremendous skill-set and value to our community and it is important to support their transition while engaging them towards the betterment of our community and families. Lisa currently serves on Congressmen Perlmutter's Veterans Advisory Council ensuring veterans' voices are heard and represented in Congress. She is also an active member of the local Arvada Legion.

Humanitarian Work

Lisa has worked internationally with children's programs in Chile, a refugee medical clinic in Greece, and students in Argentina.

She has seen the most vulnerable people in the world and has learned to appreciate our nation and safety net programs much more because of this, and has developed a drive to ensure that all people have access to the resources and services that help them thrive.

Additionally, Lisa has seen firsthand the increase and strength of our natural disasters and believes we need to do more to mitigate our negative impact on our climate through educational and awareness campaigns to promoting climate-friendly policies.

I’m running with a commitment to work hard and promote a healthy, safe, vibrant community where we can all thrive!


Arvada is my home and I believe in our community! I will use my skills, experience, and strengths to elevate the people and community towards an equitable and economically secure life - through creative solutions to new-age problems.

My biggest strength is bringing people together and activating the community towards a common goal. I hope to use these skills along with my experience to promote the betterment of all of Arvadans.

I have the passion, skills, and strengths to create and improve practical policies towards equitable economic upward mobility. I will work hard to represent all of Arvada fairly through smart policy that works for all of us.


Boards & Committees

Jeffco Community Services Advisory Board

Arvada City Charter Committee

Arvada Chamber Government Committee

National Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Colorado Senior
Lobby Board

New Politics
Executive Council

National Association of Social Workers Board

HCPF - Colorado Choice Committee for Older Adults

Colorado Congressman Veteran Advisory Committee