Well, I came up short on election night. I know the results are not what we were hoping, and of course I’m disappointed. We ran a strong campaign and worked hard to cover this entire District, twice!
Congratulations to JJ Trout For Golden. I look forward to working with her.
You, as my supporters, should look forward to working with her to address the challenges facing Golden and our District while maintaining the quality of life and integrity that is Golden.
As an engaged community, I encourage you to use your voice and speak out. Use your time and get involved. We have big things happening in our District and right in our neighborhood. So please stay engaged!
Thanks to so many people - all of you - for your support. You can bet you'll continue to see me around supporting our town, working to protect and preserve open space, maintaining our heritage and history, and continuing to help build and shape our community.
Why I'm Running For Golden City Council.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my interest in serving Golden as City Councilor - District 1.
My name is Kim Brock. I’m running for City Council – District 1 because I want to be the representative voice of South Golden. I want to provide a voice for voters on the issues they care most about. I have no desire to advance any particular agenda but rather to represent our community. When we have difficulty agreeing on an issue, I would work to find a common-ground solution.
Golden has been my home for over 23 years and I have been active in the community the entire time. I started with Leadership Golden, then joined local organizations as a reading tutor, a big sister mentor, an election judge, and was then appointed to the Economic Development Commission in 2005, serving an extra year until 2010. I then moved to education advocacy with Shelton PTSA, and Golden Schools Foundation, where I support and develop programs to enhance our school communities. As a result of my work and efforts to support Golden neighborhood schools, I was nominated by several community members and received the 2018 Mayor’s Award for Excellence.
I’ve been both a renter and a homeowner in Golden. I started and raised my family here. All three of my children have attended Golden neighborhood schools and my two oldest graduated from GHS last May. I am invested in Golden because it is our home. As your representative, I would work to ensure the vision of Golden’s future is guided by listening to the voice of the community and identifying a set of shared values that we aspire to abide by over time.
I view the role of City Councilor to be less about my personal stance on key issues and more about my valuable perspective and thoughtful approach to addressing those issues. Understanding where Golden has been gives me clear perspective to support change in a thoughtful and considerate way as we look toward the future with integrity and accountability. I view the opportunity to represent District 1 constituents on City Council as the natural progression for my on-going knowledge and for my experience working within our community to be leveraged, in a truly meaningful way.
Community Leadership Experience
As an active member of our community, I have had an ear to the ground, and as I have become aware of community concerns, I have done what was within my means to act as a voice for various constituents, helping to articulate tangible issues to the stakeholders able to implement workable solutions. I will continue to give a voice to constituents in a greater capacity as a member of City Council and do all that I can to help balance a strong economy with consideration and support for our community, culture and history.
My Community Involvement:
- Supported 'Save the Mesas'
- Rallied to 'Stop the Super Tower'
- Worked as a member of the Economic Development Commission Board with the City to support the revitalization of South Golden Road and Heritage Square
- Invited to participate in the 2012 TBD Colorado regional community discussions across the state
- Selected as a community leader to participate in the 2019 Build a Better Colorado community meeting
- Appointed to the 2019 Jeffco School District Accountability Committee
- Serve as Chairperson/Acting Executive Director of the Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) where I:
- Implemented a Math Intervention program at Pleasant View Elementary in conjunction with stakeholders including the Principal, Jeffco School District, the City and Community.
- Helped to spearhead NREL's efforts to relocate their reading program to Golden; first at Pleasant View Elementary and then at Welchester Elementary.
- Worked with the Principals to create the 7th Grade Science Bootcamp for all incoming 7th Graders from the five other elementary schools with free enrollment when our diverse population of students and parents voiced concern over the move of Mitchell Elementary 6th Graders to Bell Middle School.
- Under my leadership, GSF was also the recipient of the Golden Rotary’s Ethics in Business-Nonprofit Award
We can grow and change as a community
without sacrificing our unique community character or our history.