Tonight I was honored to open the program for the Broomfield – Ueda Art and Culture Exchange! The live event was broadcasted on Zoom with our partners in Ueda, Japan and we shared our community’s art and music simultaneously!
A Sister Cities relationship creates the opportunity to embrace the ideal of promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community, at a time.
Broomfield is invested in arts in the city and many organizations are working together to keep the art and culture of the city lively. It is our sincere hope that this art exchange will bring additional opportunities to our friendship.
Broomfield values and promotes cultural understanding and inclusion. In fact, our diversity is a community asset. Our Sister Cities relationship helps us cultivate stronger connections that bridge relationships between community members and diverse cultures.
Please join us for an Meet & Greet Alley Party in support of Guyleen Castriotta for Broomfield Mayor and Todd Cohen for Ward 5 Council. Sunday, August 1st from 3-5 PM, at the home of Dana Inerfeld, 14052 McKay Park Circle, Broomfield 80023. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Contributions are appreciated at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/4ward5.
Please join us for a volunteer kickoff event and breakfast! We will have bagels and coffee from Rosenberg’s Boulder location. Come see some familiar faces to help us kick off the 2021 election season. Questions? Call Becky 970-430-7686. We hope to see you there!
Location: 4051 Pinehurst Circle, Broomfield, CO 80023 Date: Saturday August 7 Time: 10am
I now have the great privilege and honor of being the Mayor of the City and County of Broomfield. I see this as a 4-month job interview and I fully intend to earn the support of those who don’t know me yet.
People who do know me, know that I’ve never met a stranger and when I commit to doing something, I am all in and give 100%.
Since Council unanimously appointed me to Mayor Pro Tem in November 2019, I have shown up to every Council meeting except one when my father passed away. The Mayor and I worked very closely since then and I took my role as back-up seriously – attending every weekly coordination meeting, every script review meeting and countless last minute calls and meetings with City Management throughout the pandemic. I made sure I was always responsive and prepared to step in should the need arise, shadowing Mayor Quinn and learning the responsibilities just in case. I have attended every town hall, every weekly Covid update, almost every oil and gas meeting and all of my 8 boards and commissions commitments even as an alternate.
The purpose of having a successor is to minimize disruption of the City, County and Council’s work. The residents of Broomfield deserve more than a “placeholder”. That term truly diminishes all of the extra time and effort that Mayor Quinn and I devoted to our roles. Building and nurturing relationships with and among my Council colleagues and within the community has always been a priority for me.
Being the interim Mayor is about fulfilling a duty that my fellow Council members entrusted to me almost two years ago. Broomfield has an interim Mayor that truly wants the job and and is willing to step up and earn it. Thank you all so much for your support!
National Night Out is back for 2021! This year NNO will be held on Tuesday, August 3 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Broomfield County Commons Park! Bring the family to celebrate this all-hazard safety event featuring interactive learning stations, all-hazard preparedness education centers, an interactive SWAT display, and demonstrations by the BPD K-9 Unit and the North Metro Fire Rescue District. Don’t forget to bring a picnic supper for your family as food will NOT be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 3 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Broomfield County Commons Park, 13200 Sheridan Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80020
With Broomfield’s first official celebration of Pride this June – we are welcoming a series of long-overdue firsts in this County, from the first openly gay cabinet member and first openly gay state governor in the U.S – right here in Colorado – to me Guyleen Castriotta, the LGBTQ Mayor for the City and County of Broomfield. These moments of courage serve as a beacon of hope in a world that continues to devalue the dignity and safety of others. If you find yourself wondering why LGBTQ Pride month matters – it’s because LGBTQ folks just like me want to be able to live their lives without fear, without oppression, and without even thinking about it. For my wife and I, we worry that the next administration will nullify our marriage equality. Think about all of the hurdles to equality that still exist in our nation, and the trauma that so many LGBTQ people have faced simply because of who they are or who they love. That’s why congress must pass the Equality Act.
As President Obama once said: “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”
National organization endorses Guyleen because she will be a strong voice for equality when elected
Broomfield, Colorado – Today LGBTQ Victory Fund – the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office – endorsed Guyleen Castriotta for Broomfield Mayor. The endorsement signals Victory Fund’s confidence that Guyleen is well-positioned to win the council race and will be a strong voice for equality once elected. Guyleen would be first openly LGBTQ person to be Mayor of Broomfield if she wins her race.
“LGBTQ Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Guyleen Castriotta for Broomfield Mayor,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “Guyleen’s commitment to smart public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents makes her the best candidate in this race. When she wins in November, Guyleen will become a vital LGBTQ voice for equality in Broomfield.” LGBTQ people remain severely underrepresented in government nationwide – holding just 0.18 percent of elected positions despite representing at least 4.5 percent of the U.S. population, according to Gallup. As an openly LGBTQ leader, Guyleen will be an unwavering voice for equality as the Mayor of Broomfield. Her priorities in office will include inclusive housing, economic vitality, public health and safety, a sustainable Broomfield.
Victory Fund will promote Guyleen’s endorsement among its hundreds of thousands of supporters nationwide. More information about Victory Fund can be found at victoryfund.org.