By now, you’ve probably heard that I was appointed to the District 1 City Council seat following Bob Overbeck’s election to the office of Larimer County Assessor. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve the community that I’ve loved for over 40 years. But, you may not know that my term lasts only until April 2, Election Day for City Council. In order to continue beyond that day, I must be elected by you, the citizens of District, and I hope that I earn your vote!
Our community has changed considerably over the years, but through it all, it has remained a great place to live. As your City Council member, my job is to protect that quality of life and to put our community and its citizens first. My focus is to:
• Maintain safe, clean, livable neighborhoods
• Support Local businesses and entrepreneurship
• Maintain transparency, honesty, integrity
• Protect public health & safety
• Be a voice for the people
• Support access to community mental health services
• Practice good stewardship of our natural areas
• Protect the Poudre River
• Accelerate the Climate Action Plan timeline
I strongly believe that everyone should have an opportunity to thrive. The most valuable thing I have learned from serving on Council, is that caring for our citizens is my most important priority. Just as I have done on the Poudre School District Board of Education, I will work closely with my colleagues to find innovative solutions to our city's most pressing issues. I will make sure that everyone has a voice, both in District 1, and throughout Fort Collins. We already live in a fantastic city. Now, in the face of unprecedented growth, we must focus on preservation and sustainability to keep Fort Collins great.
I have lived in Fort Collins for 40 years in District 1 with my husband, Wayne. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I retired after a fulfilling 28-year teaching career in PSD, served on the Poudre School District Board of Education for over 7 years and have a wide range of interests. I also serve the community through volunteer work with the Larimer Humane Society, Project Smile, League of Women Voters, Rotary Club of Fort Collins, PSD Foundation, and The Museo de las Tres Colonias. As a CSU alum, I enthusiastically support the Rams!
If elected, I will continue to be a strong voice for you as we work together to find innovative solutions to our city's most pressing issues. I pledge to work collaboratively for our community and would be honored to have your vote.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at Susan@Susan-Gutowsky.com or to learn more about me, visit www.Susan-Gutowsky.com.
“If elected, I promise to support safe, clean, livable neighborhoods. Just as I have on the Poudre School District Board of Education, I will be a strong voice with innovative ideas to create solutions and will work to keep Fort Collins great. I pledge to work collaboratively for our community.”