A partial list of projects and issues that Jerry has initiated and/or strongly supported as the former City of Wheat Ridge Treasurer (2015-2018), Mayor (2005-2013) and a member of City Council (1995-2005, 2013-2015):

  • New financial reporting, expanded financial reporting and increased transparency with regards to the City’s revenue, expenses and projects.
  • Upgrades to the City’s tax code/processes, via ordinance, for clarity so taxpayers/businesses can successfully do business in the City of Wheat Ridge. See link —> Treasurer Notes & Financial Reports.
  • The expansion of pro-active code enforcement/public outreach to further the safety and peacefulness of Wheat Ridge neighborhoods (2015)
  • The Sprouts Grocery and related development located at 38th & Kipling St. (2014)
  • The new bike/parking lanes on Pierce St. between 26th Ave. & 48th Ave. (2014)
  • The purchase (years ago) and development of Hopper Hollow Park located at 44th & Kendall St. (2014)
  • Senior Circulator Bus in conjunction with the Senior Resource Center (SRC)
  • Mayor’s Building Code Task Force – Building Code and Fee Enhancements to support the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) so residents and businesses can do work in the City of Wheat Ridge
  • Mayor’s D.I.R.T. Task Force – Review, price out and recommend public works projects – two were added to the ballot for funding
  • Removal of the Height and Density restrictions in the Charter for the Urban Renewal Areas – voter approved
  • 50% building permit rebate to residents and businesses after the July/2009 storm that damaged many homes and businesses in the city
  • Purchase and development of Discovery Park
  • Purchase and development of Founders’ Park
  • Purchase of the WR Greenbelt from Coors
  • Council/Manager form of government in 1996 – voter approved
  • Removal of costly run-off elections from the Charter – voter approved
  • Mixed Use Zone Districts to promote quality redevelopment
  • WR Recreation Center – voter approved
  • Mayor’s Public Art Initiative – sculpture now in Discovery Park
  • Nationally accredited Police Department
  • Pro-active code enforcement to protect neighborhoods and property values
  • Wheat Ridge Housing Authority – founding member and chair – promote homeownership and fix/flips to improve housing stock
  • Wheat Ridge Business District – founding member – promote exterior improvement of commercial buildings
  • Town Center Senior Apartments – 44th and Upham
  • Wheat Ridge 2020
  • Streetscape project on 38th Ave – promote walk ability and aesthetics – Sheridan to Harlan
  • Streetscape project on 29th Ave – promote walk ability and aesthetics – Sheridan to Fenton
  • Streetscape project on Harlan St – promote walk ability and aesthetics – 38th to 44th

Vision, Leadership, Experience and Proven Ability to Get Things Done!

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change (including government and politics).” – Charles Darwin