Resume

Personal

Dave at Rachel’s graduation at Red Rocks

  • Born and raised in the Midwest
  • Moved to Lakewood in 1981
  • Two children graduated from public schools

 

Education/Training

  • Univ. of Illinois – B.S. in Economics
  • Leadership Lakewood Program
  • Leadership Jefferson County Program (West Chamber – Valedictorian 2001)
  • City of Lakewood’s Citizens Planning Academy and Civics 101
  • Lakewood Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy
  • National League of Cities’ Democratic Governance Project
  • Harvard Univ.’s  JFK School of Government – Executive Education program

 

Employment

  • Economist – Natural resources valuation & accounting – 30 years
  • Department of Energy – 3 years
  • CFC Loaned Executive


Military Service

  • Highest rank – Captain
  • Trained in petroleum management
  • Assignments included General’s Staff
  • Honorable Discharge
  • American Legion

 

Government Service

  • Lakewood City Council – Ward 4
  • West Metro Fire Protection District – Board of Directors
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health – Board of Directors (5 years)
  • City of Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & Arts Commission (two terms)
  • Jeffco District Attorney’s Citizens Advisory Board
  • Save Open Space (‘98) – the successful campaign to preserve Jeffco open space
  • Task Forces/Committees/Projects
    • St. Anthony Hospital
    • Denver Federal Center
    • Graffiti cleanup
    • Community governance

 

Business Service

  • Board of Directors – Alameda Gateway Community Association
  • Member, West Chamber
  • West Chamber Ambassadors
  • Former Small Business Owner
  • Member –
    • Alameda Gateway Community Association
    • S. Lakewood Business Association
    • West Colfax Community Association
    • Union Corridor Professionals

 

Community Service

  • Citizens for Lakewood’s Future – President for five years

    Dave flipping pancakes for the Lakewood Optimist Club fundraiser.

  • Green Mountainside Civic Assoc. – President for eight years
  • Ward 4 Coalition – Coordinator (6 yrs)
  • Green Mountain Alliance – Steering Committee
  • Lakewood on Parade – VP for 3 years
  • Good News Coalition, Westernaires, Rotary, Kiwanis & Optimist Clubs, Lakewood Sister Cities
  • Lakewood AAUW (American Association of University Women)
  • HCA Alliance Board of Directors

 

School Service

  • GMHS Future Search Project
  • Green Mtn. Area Accountability – Chair Jeffco schools’ accountability program
  • Green Mt. Area Partnership (GAP) – collaboration of Jeffco schools, local business, and community to help kids
  • PTA Officer
  • Quality Education Drive – past officer
  • Jeffco R-1 School District’s Strategic Planning & Advisory Council – 5 years