Stephen Curtis, candidate for Parker Town Council

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13-year resident of Parker

Profession: Senior IT program manager

Campaign website: www.choosecurtis.com

Why are you seeking this office?

First and foremost, I love living in Parker and believe that it's the absolute perfect place to raise a family in the Denver Area. I decided to run for Town Council as I believe that the town and its residents can benefit from leadership that understands and appreciates the history of the town and has a vested interest in ensuring that Parker remains the highly desirable destination that it is today.

What makes you the best choice for this office?

I bring proven leadership and communication skills developed through a career working with government customers and more than 20 years serving and leading numerous homeowners associations. I bring an understanding of complex government budgeting, budget execution and financial reporting from my experience managing multimillion-dollar federal IT projects. I am the best choice for this position because my skills, and my desire to ensure Parker remains the place our children return to raise their families.

What are the most important duties of a member of council?

The most important duties of any elected official are to listen, and respectfully serve the electors that have entrusted them to represent their interests. Specifically, as a member of council, it is your duty to ensure that the decisions made on behalf of the people you represent are ethical and legal while remaining balanced with the will of the greater community. Lastly, communicating effectively when the people's desire conflicts with the legalities of decisions.

What should be done to ensure a high quality of life for residents as the town's population continues to grow?

It is important to manage the infrastructure serving the growth we are experiencing in an effective manner. Examination and potential adjustment of current development standards and ordinances are required so that infrastructure development occurs earlier in the overall project. Equally important is the need to examine the current mix and balance of the development currently allowed within the town, ensuring that projects are not adversely impacting established neighborhoods.

What will your top priority be if you are elected to this office?

My top priority, if elected, would be to focus on the financial stability of the town to ensure that we remain able to provide the services currently enjoyed by the town's residents. As the town's largest source of revenue is via the collection of sales and use tax, it is important that we welcome and support the right businesses into the town as well as properly manage how that revenue is expended.

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