Statement shared with the Women’s March Movement

Thanks for the follow up.  I appreciate the opportunity to have you share this with the Women’s March Movement.

I was first elected mayor in April 2015.   Prior to that, I was a City Council member representing District 4, first elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.  I have strived to bring practical, common sense leadership to civic issues that impact individuals, families, neighborhood residents and business owners who live, work and care about Fort Collins’ future.

It is the citizens that make Fort Collins a great place.  People are passionate about Fort Collins. We care about quality of life. We care about each other.  We all live to make a difference in our community.

I see a vibrant future for Fort Collins and I feel that collaboration and public-private partnerships make Fort Collins a better place.  Narrow ideology without facing real issues won’t help us move forward toward a vibrant future for all in our community,

Throughout my first term, I have focused on innovative solutions and civic leadership for youth and young adults. In my second term, I will continue to provide leadership for 1) economic health and prosperity for all citizens, 2) substantive actions and accountability for a sustainable future, and 3) collaboration and partnerships throughout our community and region.

Since serving on Council, I have provided the leadership in keeping Fort Collins a wonderful place to live, work, play, raise a family, study, grow a business, innovate, and improve the city’s natural environment.  I remember fondly when Fort Collins’ population was 30,000.  Now, at 160,000, we are an even better, more vibrant city with an abundance of diverse opportunities.

While mayor, I have served on the Platte River Power Authority board, chairs the Northern Colorado Regional Airport Commission, served on the Colorado Municipal League Executive Board, chair the city’s Futures Committee, and is past chair of the University Communities Council of the National League of Cities.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this first term as Fort Collins’ mayor as well as serve on the Fort Collins City Council.  There’s still work to be done. I look forward to being re-elected mayor to continue providing leadership for this wonderful community and will welcome and embrace new challenges and opportunities.

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Mayor Wade Troxell

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