Douglas County: Area leaders share thoughts on what 2020 has in store

Posted 12/30/19

Bob Baker, South Metro Fire chief “South Metro believes in the importance of taking care of people like they are family, and we take great pride in serving the community. For all of the citizens, …

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Douglas County: Area leaders share thoughts on what 2020 has in store

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Bob Baker, South Metro Fire chief

“South Metro believes in the importance of taking care of people like they are family, and we take great pride in serving the community. For all of the citizens, residents and businesses who are in our district, South Metro is grateful to all of you and honored to be there for you when you need us. We look forward to 2020 and continuing to be embedded in the community.”

Jason Gray, Castle Rock mayor

“Castle Rock has a lot to look forward to in 2020. Construction of a new park in Cobblestone Ranch, of downtown’s new Encore development and of water system upgrades that will make way for purified reuse water in town are a few highlights. The town will accomplish these and other major projects with decreases for 2020 in both our property tax mill levy and residential water rates. I personally am looking forward to continuing to connect with members of our community about important issues to ensure we’re creating a better Castle Rock for next year and beyond. Blessings to all and may 2020 be a fantastic year for Castle Rock.”

Jackie Millet, Lone Tree mayor

“Lone Tree is very excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary of incorporation as a city in 2020. We plan to highlight our quarter century of existence at each of our community events next year and we’ve also added some special festivities in honor of our silver anniversary.  We look forward to connecting with friends, neighbors and partners to not only acknowledge the significant accomplishments that have occurred over the last 25 years, but to continue to collaborate to ensure success for the next 25 years.”

Roger Partridge, chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners

“As there are always challenges and issues that arise, I am optimistic there will be continued civility and collaboration between the public and all parts of government in Douglas County. It is common to see issues in Douglas County as challenges and not problems. We are thankful for the many successes and blessings we see come from this approach. I am confident this will continue to be the norm for the coming year.”

Tera Radloff, Castle Pines mayor

“In 2020, we will see the continued evolution of Castle Pines into a true integrated community, with new business and development opportunities within the entire community. The newly elected council will continue to work together for the future of Castle Pines, and we will welcome new community members on the east and south sides of the city. These actions are the result of the numerous people serving on the city council since the city incorporated. I’m proud to be mayor during such an exciting time and seeing the hard work of so many coming to fruition. The year 2020 is going to be a fantastic year for this wonderful community.”

Tony Spurlock, Douglas County sheriff

“As the Douglas County sheriff, I’d like for 2020 to launch a decade of peace and prosperity for all our residents and businesses. I’d like to maintain the priority of safety in our schools, a measurable reduction in crime and a significant decline in traffic crashes. I hope 2020 brings continued collaborative partnerships with all Douglas County municipalities. Merry Christmas and happy new year.”

Thomas Tucker, superintendent of the Douglas County School District

“My hope for the coming year is for each and every one of the 68,000 students in Douglas County School District to receive the best education and resources possible for future success after graduation. In addition, my hope is that each one of our students will have the health, safety, and social-emotional supports that must be in place for students to be able to truly prosper in the classroom.

Mike Waid, Parker mayor

“In 2020 I look forward to helping the amazing citizens of Parker further embrace their community and share in everything that makes Parker such a positive, vibrant and incredible place to call home. I’m so very proud of how Parker residents have pushed aside negativity and strife that seems to overwhelm some communities and have maintained the neighborly love and positivity which makes us so special.”

Jim Worley, chairman of the Highlands Ranch Metro District Board of Directors

“As we enter a new decade, my hopes for Highlands Ranch are to continue to provide municipal services to this great community that continue to support the quality of life we’ve all come to know and enjoy while keeping property taxes among the lowest in the area. Our Metro District was built on wise practices and a strong financial foundation, and I’m proud of that.”

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