Lauren is running for re-election to Arvada City Council, District 2 to continue being that friend who's there for you when you need help. Successful public service requires a love of both people and policy, and that's exactly what Lauren brings. Thanks to many years working in government and diplomacy, she has the skills necessary to deliver on big ideas in areas such as affordable housing, placemaking, and supporting local businesses and workers so they can thrive. But service is so much more than public hearings and briefing books: it's about people. It's about listening and finding solutions to the issues facing your neighborhood.
In her first term, Lauren has become known for being a thoughtful voice on the Arvada City Council who is unafraid to ask hard questions when needed. She’s also become a forefront and present community leader. After Colorado's devastating Marshall Fire, Lauren organized a regional gift card campaign that raised nearly $70,000 in two weeks to directly support the victims. She partnered with a local non-profit to ensure that low-income students and teachers working in Title 1 schools had the supplies they needed for a successful year. And each holiday season she has personally raised funds and organized catering for every first responder in the city working on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days in gratitude for all they do. Her favorite moment of service so far: counter-protesting Westboro Baptist Church by blaring Lady Gaga over a megaphone at them until they gave up and left.