Get to Know Your Council Member
I have lived in my hometown of Northglenn since 1990.
I reside in Ward 2 of Northglenn near Malley Elementary.
What I love most about Northglenn is the sense of community in our neighborhoods and citywide. I also enjoy witnessing the City of Northglenn progress forward culturally as a contemporary city with our promotion of inclusion, commitment to a safe community and providing services our community seeks in a municipality.
In 2019, I achieved my Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2014, I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Entrepreneurship from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
I have over a dozen years of experience working in the public sector, from my first job at the City of Northglenn in 2008 as a high schooler, to mentoring youth as the President of the Journey Through Our Heritage program during my undergrad years. After college and during graduate school, I worked for Adams 14 School District as an Afterschool Program Coordinator and Event Coordinator for the non-profit organization, CHAC Gallery.
I am currently the Arts & Culture Specialist for the City of Thornton where I have worked in many capacities since 2015. I am also a professional artist and muralist; I learned from being the apprentice of my father, Jerry Jaramillo, who is a prolific artist, muralist and sculptor in his own right.
I am near and dear to my family; my parents, Jerry and Marie, moved to Northglenn in 1986 as a young couple to live a peaceful life and raise their family. My parents are originally from Brighton, Colorado, where my grandparents from both sides of my family made their home from New Mexico.
I am most involved by serving on the Board of Directors for the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation since 2016. I have a passion for the arts, culture and serving my community. My involvement in my community helped me realize that I could serve on the level of City Council in my hometown of Northglenn.
During this time, I began my Masters in Public Administration because of my intrinsic joy of serving my community. I learned from the lead of role models involved in NAHF such as former mayors Joyce Downing, Antonio Esquibel and Carol Dodge, and former City Council members Rosie Garner, Jill Parsons and Jordan Sauers, who was the youngest Latina elected to council.
Northglenn is a close and welcoming community and I was encouraged by members in the community to run for City Council in 2019 after graduating with my MPA: Masters of Public Administration and again in 2021 when I was elected to Northglenn City Council.
I am most interested in addressing the concerns of my constituents regarding safety in our community, whether it is speed control in neighborhood streets; safety for pedestrians, especially in school zones and main streets; as well as responsibly addressing homelessness in our community.
Regional issues that are on my radar are transportation issues - improved infrastructure that will provide a safe and streamlined interstate and highway system that we all utilize.