Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Arvada City Council, At-Large, CO

Lisa is running for Arvada City Council in 2021. Since leaving the military, where she served in the Air Force as a police women, Lisa has lived a life of public service through her years of case management serving low income, disabled and older adults. She spent nearly a decade of humanitarian and disaster work while simultaneously engaging in the community and advocating for smart housing policy.

Lisa has worked hard to create new programs for veterans, low-income, and minority populations through innovative, cross-sector partnerships spanning from the local level to national level. She piloted programs such as home sharing and universal referrals for homeless children through the Boston Mayors Office and joined several boards overseeing federal grant allocations and awards. She has been recognized for her dedicated community service through local awards up to the Presidential Service Award for two years in a row.

Aside from her work in Colorado and Boston, Lisa has worked internationally to help communities and families achieve the best life possible through medical support at refugee camps or building out effective social programs in Chile.

Lisa hopes to bring her experiences through her career and volunteer services to her community to build effective and smart policy where everyone has a chance to succeed and thrive.