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Randy Reed – Former Mayor of Castle Rock Endorses Gary Godfrey for District 2 Town Council
Map of District 2 Castle Rock, Colorado (Green)
Gary is a man of integrity and character. He has my support in all he does!
Gary approaches every situation with other people’s end goal in mind. It’s clear that he cares about Castle Rock and people of the town. His involvement for the last several years has made it apparent that he cares. I can’t image a better council person to vote for!
Gary is a loyal, dedicated and hard working person. He is a visionary and goes after the best he can accomplish. He is honest with high esteem and gets the job done. I have worked with him in the past and I can trust him to always do the right thing.
Gary is hard-working and maintains great personal integrity. He is creative in his problems solving skills. He is conservative in his outlook on life but strives to maintain and open mind. It has been a pleasure knowing Gary for several years.
You won’t meet a more kind, caring or humble man than Gary Godfrey. He is truly a good man who has a servant heart. He will go out of his way to help anyone. He is a man of character and class.
Gary has invested in our town by working a living here and caring for the people of Castle Rock. He has a heart for people. He wants to see each individual living their best life, free physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I am Gary’s brother and have known him all his life. He will set a target and give it 150%. His strength is – his aim to accomplish his dreams and his commitment to all people he meets to be the best friend possible. Gary’s run for office is a great place for his personality […]
I highly recommend Gary Godfrey for District 2 Town Council. I’ve known Gary for several years. He is engaging, thoughtful, intelligent, friendly, and caring. He would be an excellent representative for our beautiful town!
In a word, Gary is SOLID. I can’t ponder a more qualified or caring individual to work for the citizens of Castle Rock District 2 as a Council member. This is a vote I feel good about.
Gary is a very principled man and really loves Castle Rock. I would encourage all of you in District 2 to consider him in the upcoming election. I’ve known Gary for a few years now and even though he is not in my district, I am in full support of him as a Town Counsel […]
My Story - Who Is Gary Godfrey?
I was a refugee of the 2013 floods in Northern Colorado, having lost it all where I lived at the time in Glen Haven, Colorado. I relocated to Castle Rock by circumstance and immediately fell in love with the small-town feel. Having lived in the Colorado Mountains for several years, Castle Rock held the appeal of a small town community. It still does. Keeping up with the rising cost of living has been a challenge, but overcoming and rising to the challenge is my forte. I overcame the flood setback, and rebuilt a life in this amazing “Diamond in the Rough” community!
This answer to the first part of the question? It is simply time. Life has now afforded me with the opportunity of time and energy to devote a tenure of public service in support of our towns progress and fiscal growth, while standing up for responsible growth, never compromising our small-town feel. I support historical preservation of Castle Rock’s roots and history.
Keeping up with the rising cost of living has been a challenge since I arrived, but overcoming and rising to this or any challenge is my forte.
I support small business amidst the growth of our town. I support shopping local in support of our local small businesses, and continuing to build upon the sales tax revenue.
Sales tax revenue supports public safety; Fire, Police, and Street Maintenance (winter snow removal). These services-capacity are dependent upon this revenue, and you, the citizen supporting local. I support ongoing education of myself and all citizens in the areas of Development, Public Services, (transportation infrastructure), Water Resources, and Public Safety. Impact Fees support the infrastructure. It is time for developers and business to want to come here and invest, not for the town to incentivize with proposals.
I support transparency to the public in all of these areas. To sum this up; I support dedicating myself to four years in the position of District 2 Town Council, serving the constituents of my district with information and transparency in the growth and the direction of our town municipality, Castle Rock, Colorado.
Why do I feel I am qualified to serve on town council? To me it is simple. I am a citizen of the United States. I am a registered elector in Douglas County. I do not work for the Town of Castle Rock. I have been a resident for more than twelve consecutive months. I am a resident within the district of which I am willing to serve. These are the mandated requirements of qualification.
– Willing to give of my time
– A passion to serve
– A desire to participate in the process of growth in our town
– Honesty, Integrity, and Dedication – Dedication is the prerequisite to discipline
– It is time to serve my neighbors
No, I do not have extensive, or even minimal experience in town government. I am not a politician. I will serve our town with the same integrity, honor, passion, and dedication I challenge myself to stand upon each and every day. Things I have accomplished in life:
– Managing Director of an outreach program for the homeless
– Home Builder/Painting Contractor
– Special Olympics Fundraiser (Accounts Manager)
– Rental Goods Store Manager/Accounts Manager
– Director of Operations/Assistant Manager – Retreat and Conference Center
– State Certification in Wastewater and Freshwater Management (small systems)
– Owner/Operator – Cabinhouse Tradingpost in Glen Haven, Colorado
– Published Author
– Local Retail Management – 5 ½ years
– Current: CRCO – Castle Rock Local Business Alliance Administrator
Several years ago, I took some classes at Chemeketa Community College – Business, Psychology, and Grant Writing. I also participated in the Myers-Briggs Indicator Test. I do not recall which four-letter type fit my personality, but I do recall the instructor telling me, “I was in the category of a few; the one corporations look for due to a need to understand how all departments support one another. Today, we call this “networking”.
So there you have it. This is me, Candidate Gary Godfrey – District 2 Town Council
Why Choose Gary Godfrey for Town Council?
Having been certified in the State of Colorado to operate and manage wastewater and freshwater small systems, I have an understanding of the complexities and costs to secure, renew, and reclaim water from natural and developed resources.
Castle Rock Water, being an Enterprise of the Town of Castle Rock is an award-winning supplier of all the water needs of Castle Rock in its past, current, and future developments. I have had the pleasure of being presented with an overview of past, present, and future projects for water rights and accessibilities for all current and future need. This is an area of most importance, which I will involve myself. Future growth and development are determined from the reports of Castle Rock Water, as I see it, as it should be.
Development is on everyone’s mind. Landowners, entitlements, zoning requirements and restrictions, and the ambition of long-term planners is and will be on the agenda of our town government going forward. It is by responsible, dedicated citizens serving our community who will make all the difference in assuring that growth in our town is held to a high, accountable standard. Water resources will dictate just how much our town will be allowed to expand. Understanding these limits is crucial.
The 2030 Master Plan, approved by Town Council is our map into the next decade. Council approved this plan in 2017. The “Plan” holds to the theme, “A world-class community with small-town character.” It is our current guidepost into responsible growth, of which I support, though I prefer to use the term, “Common-Sense” growth. Distinct Town Identity, Responsible Growth, Community Services, and Thriving Economy; these are the “Four Cornerstones” which are in place to provide guidance to our community and our decision makers. As a decision maker in our community, I will always keep the focus within the scope of this directive, listening to my constituents and our local business owners. A healthy balance between the two will best serve the town as a whole.
Let us accept the directive of the 2030 Master Plan with accountability to the town’s benefit and the citizen’s approval.
Streets, roadways, and intersections always needs to be addressed. Many streets and roadways are in need of repair. Due to our increase in traffic congestion, intersections and widening in some locations will continue to be in demand. Many of these projects are being undertaken at this time and some are forecast to proceed. In the Promenade area of District 2, there are locations of need. Traffic is a part of transportation, within the scope of the Public Works Department. Development fees should exceed the basic support to our Public Works Department.
The rate of speed and conduct of driving is becoming relevant to many. In my opinion, it is often the driving habits of some that lend to the frustrations of traffic congestion in localized areas of our town. I am a strong advocate for Public Service Announcements in signage and social media. This can be done at minimal costs. This latter point should also be addressed in Public Safety.
I am a strong supporter and advocate in our Castle Rock Police Department. I am a strong supporter and advocate of all law enforcement, Local, County, and State. I will never be a supporter of any defunding or fund diversions which would affect our CRPD in a detrimental way, or the safety and protection of our community. Our CRPD is in no need of any progressive reform.
The Castle Rock Fire & Rescue should always be supported in the same manner, including all they should need to respond even to the furthest outreaches of our city limits. Keep in mind, the Castle Rock Police Department and the Castle Rock Fire & Rescue are involved in many more town and citizen needs and activities than simply safety, protection, first response, and law enforcement. We should be aware of zoning when our town’s geographical limits are threatened with encroachment from Unincorporated Douglas County developments.
Let us keep the flavor of our historical roots alive. Supporting all efforts from groups like the Historic Preservation Board. “The Historic Preservation Board works to protect and preserve the history of Castle Rock through recommendations to Town Council for designation of historic structures as landmarks at the local level.” (Excerpt from Town Government – Boards and Commissions – Historic Preservation Board).
I may not have the qualifications required to reside on this board in a supportive way, though I am experienced and educated in geology, but maintaining the historic value of our early beginnings is of most importance to me. We are known for our historic, Rhyolite structures from the early days of rhyolite mining. Rather than fake-looking rhyolite on our new development structures, wouldn’t it be cool to see some Rhyolite Stone dressing up these structures?
Open Space is critical to Castle Rock’s identity and character. It is what Castle Rock residents love most about our town. Open Space is and always should be maintained as a healthy balance with future development. Open Space, correctly served, will limit space available for future developments, which I see as a good thing. The future shows Castle Rock exceeding a population growth exceeding 100,000. Open Space should always be the first topic of discussion when hearing from developers of future projects. This limitation should be the limitation to growth. I envision the Town of Castle Rock buffered by Open Space separating us with other nearby municipalities.