Leslie Twarogowski is running for Denver City Council-at-Large to ensure those making decisions on our behalf truly care about the city and its people and understand how to affect positive change.
Leslie has been civically engaged for over two decades. She’s worked tirelessly to create a more welcoming and prosperous Denver whether your family has been here for generations or you’ve just arrived.
Denverites are proud of their city, and many have been heartbroken by some of the changes they’ve seen. We need leaders who will question current policies and seek solutions to mitigate the damage brought by explosive growth, climate change, and aging infrastructure. We need leaders who care enough to take immediate action, who will engage the public in meaningful discourse, and who know how to overcome bureaucratic roadblocks. Leslie is running for City Council to bring her years of experience working with Denver nonprofits and city government to make Denver a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable place for us all.
Leslie is a strong champion for safe, multimodal travel across our region. She successfully lobbied for bond improvement funds for Federal Boulevard, to bring a better pedestrian experience to northwest Denver. She’s been a longtime advocate for increasing funding to add sidewalks to our neighborhoods.
She submitted an initiative, approved by Denver voters by 75%, to create a Department of Transportation Advisory Board. This enables Denver residents to have their voices heard on transportation policies and topics that impact us all. Your travel around Denver should be safe, efficient, and enjoyable, no matter what form of transportation you choose.
Leslie is committed to supporting vibrant and accessible business districts across the city. Since 2014, Leslie has been working with small businesses as the Executive Director of the Federal Boulevard Business Improvement District. Connecting business owners with loan and grant programs, bringing owners together for collective marketing opportunities, and organizing local events are just some of the many ways we can help our small businesses to weather economic storms.
Leslie has been a dedicated and thoughtful steward of Denver’s green spaces. She proudly served on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2011-2021 and as its Chair for six terms. Her proudest accomplishment was being part of the team that secured a dedicated funding source for Denver’s parks, passed by the voters in 2018. Leslie’s vision for Denver is a greener city. In addition to investing in parks, she’ll work to turn asphalt into green spaces.
Leslie’s additional experience and participation in stakeholder groups:
- Stadium District Master Plan stakeholder committee
- Near Northwest Area Plan stakeholder committee
- City Park Design Review Committee
- Parks Legacy Tax Committee
- GO Bond Parks subcommittee
- Northwest Community Connections project
- Denver Moves: Federal Plan
- Federal Boulevard Corridor Plan
- Park Hill RNO at-large representative
- Quebec Street Pedestrian and Multimodal Improvements Project
- Johnson and Wales Campus Renaming Committee
Leslie was born and raised in Denver and is a proud graduate of the Denver Public Schools. She and her husband, Martin, live on Denver’s east side with their three children, who attend DPS, and their three dogs.
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