BY PETER JONES
Centennial City Councilmember Kathy Turley has announced she will seek a second term representing the city’s westernmost District 1.
“I feel like I’m just beginning,” the councilmember said in her announcement last week. “These past three years have been an excellent training ground. Now it’s time to make a difference. While my learning curve will always be active, at some point you need to stop talking and asking questions to make the hard decisions. I’m confident, brave and courageous, and ready to represent my district on this second term of my journey.”
While on the council, Turley, a near-40-year resident of present-day Centennial, served on the High Line Canal Conservancy Working Group, the City Asset and Property Inventory Sub-Committee, the Bee Keeping Sub-Committee, the Open Space Advisory Board, the Denver Regional Mobility Advisory Board and Transportation Solutions for Arapahoe County. She was liaison to South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Littleton Public Schools.
In addition, Turley serves on the Federal Advocacy Committee for Economic Development with National League of Cities. She was previously a member of the Centennial Senior Commission and the elected Charter Commission that drafted the city’s home-rule charter.
Among Turley’s priorities: Branding an identity for the 16-year-old city, encouraging smart growth and economic development, facilitating Centennial’s fiber-cable initiative, preparing for the “senior tsunami” of older residents and protecting the quality of life in Centennial.
Gov. Bill Owens once appointed Turley to the Colorado Commission on Aging, where she served six years on the board. She was the governor’s delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.
“This is my Camino,” she said of run for council, noting her completion of the last 100 kilometers of the Santiago De Compostella in 2015, as reported in The Villager.
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