City volunteer Kyle Schlachter is running as an at-large candidate for Littleton’s City Council this November.
“Littleton deserves leadership that listens to its residents, understands the values of its citizens and has the vision to maintain the historic and suburban nature of the city while adapting to the modern, metropolitan and inclusive society in which we live,” he said. “It’s time for fresh, new leadership to steer the city forward.”
Schlachter chairs the sometimes controversial Littleton Invests For Tomorrow urban-renewal authority and was president of the Steeplechase III homeowners association. He is also a member of the inaugural Littleton Leadership Academy, a year-long program put on by past and current Littleton city officials to identify emerging leaders and provide them a broader view of civic leadership.
A father to two young children, Schlachter has lived in Littleton for almost 10 years and currently resides in the Sterne Park neighborhood in District 2.
“As I watch my children grow and thrive, I know it is time for me to help Littleton do the same,” he said. “I want to lead by example, to bring family values, the voice of all of Littleton’s residents and true vision for the future to the council chamber.”
Sensible economic development that makes Littleton a great place to both live and do business will be a guiding principle, he added.
Schlachter says the keywords “values, voice and vision” are critical for Littleton, saying he would promote “initiatives that invest in our children and our future.”
He said, “I love Littleton’s historic small-town nature. I love that I live within walking distance of great public amenities, such as the Littleton Museum, Bemis Library and wonderful parks and trails, as well as the best downtown in the entire metro area. I want to make Littleton a place my children can safely grow up and where my wife and I can retire comfortably.”
The candidate notes that Littleton’s Comprehensive Plan has not been substantively updated since 1981.
“It is clear that now, more than ever, we need councilmembers who will provide strong leadership and real solutions that move Littleton forward and not backward,” he said.
An employee of the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Schlachter was recently named by Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in the country.
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