Elected to Denver City Council in 2015, and re-elected in 2019, Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore represents Far Northeast Denver District 11, also known as the Front Door to Denver. Stacie is a proud third generation Coloradan, who believes citizens deserve to live in a community that has smart economic growth, jobs that lead to careers, and a beautiful neighborhood where the quality of life supports their health and well-being. She was elected to the leadership role of Pro Tem of the Denver City Council in 2018, re-elected to this position in 2019, and is the elected City Council President.
Councilwoman Gilmore is honored to have led and sponsored some of the following initiatives and city-wide ordinances:
- Co-sponsored the Minimum Wage Increase for all workers in Denver starting in 2020.
- Co-sponsored the Bring Your Own Bag ordinance to encourage shoppers to reuse bags or to skip bags to reduce their usage.
- Extended the Property Tax Rebate to include families with at least one child who make up 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and to assist older adults who earn 35% of AMI.
- Co-sponsored the ballot referral to create a new permanent funding source for Parks that was approved by voters in November 2018.
- Brought in $253 million in investments to District 11 in infrastructure, workforce, food access, housing and more. Some of the major infrastructure projects include the expansion of Green Valley Ranch Blvd, 56th Ave, the design and construction of the GVR Indoor Pool, and improvements to the 56th Ave and Peña Blvd intersection.
- Founded “Montbello Speaks,” a speaker’s bureau created in partnership with the Montbello Leadership Cabinet to bring experts on subjects such as financial empowerment, housing, legal resources and more to the community.
- Continues to advocate and support bringing a full-service grocery store to the area, and other local, healthy food options such as local farmer’s markets.
As Council President, she presides over council meetings, determines the committee membership and sits as a member of all committees. Currently, she chairs the Budget and Policy Committee and is a member of the Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautical Services and the Finance and Governance committees. She also serves on multiple boards including Elevate Denver: Bond Executive Committee, Denver Park Trust Foundation, Denver Charter Review Committee, Long Term Recovery Committee, and is Chair of the Mile High Flood District. In the past, she has served as the Chair of the BIZ committee and the Economic Workforce Development working group.
Prior to serving as the District 11 Councilwoman, Stacie was involved in environmental and conservation education since 1990 and worked for state natural resource agencies before co-founding Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) in 1996. After almost two decades as the Executive Director of ELK, raising over $6M in her tenure, she was honored by The White House and President Obama as a Champion of Change for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders.
Stacie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and chemistry from Metropolitan State College of Denver and graduated summa cum laude from Regis University with a Masters in nonprofit management as a Colorado Trust Fellow. She has been very involved in the community for over 25 years and currently lives in Montbello with her husband, Scott and their three children.
District 11 Neighborhoods include:
Denver International Airport, Gateway, Green Valley Ranch and Montbello.
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