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 President Pro Tem of the Denver City Council in 2018, re-elected to this position in 2019, and has served as the President of City Council since July 2020.
Councilwoman Gilmore is honored to have led and/or co-sponsored the following initiatives and city-wide ordinances:
- Developed the “Healthy Residential Rentals for All” rental license that passed unanimously in May 2021 to ensure the minimum housing standards of rental units are maintained for the welfare, safety, and health of those residing in them. Including the requirement of a written lease and tenants’ rights and resources provided to renters.
- 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.
- Successfully facilitated bringing full-service grocery stores such as Natural Grocers, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, and COSTCO to District 11. She also continues to advocate for other local, healthy food options, like Montbello FreshLo Hub and the Green Valley Ranch Farmers Market.
- 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.
As Council President, she presides over council meetings, determines committee membership, and is a voting member of all committees. Currently, she chairs the Budget and Policy Committee. She also serves on multiple boards including Elevate Denver: Bond Executive Committee, Long Term Reopening and Recovery Committee, Stimulus Investment Advisory Committee, and the Mile High Flood District (MFHD). In the past, she has served as the chair of the Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautical Services (BIZ) committee, 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, and 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, Montbello, High Point, and Parkfield