Bud Starker

Wheat Ridge

Five Factors Driving Economic Growth In Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge is laying the groundwork for a sustainable economic future by focusing on development opportunities that attract companies who hire top talent, while investing in physical infrastructure in creative ways – ultimately making our community more attractive for residents and businesses. I believe there are five key elements Wheat Ridge focuses on that sets

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Celebrating The Success Of Wheat Ridge Businesses

Small businesses are essential in the success of a local economy. They create jobs and gathering spaces, reinvest in the community, and foster growth and prosperity. That is why for the last 18 years the City of Wheat Ridge has celebrated the commitment of small businesses to our community with an annual Business Appreciation Awards

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Housing Affordability In Our City

Every two years, the city conducts a resident survey to learn about perceptions from our residents on life in Wheat Ridge. We ask questions about the quality of services we provide, what’s important and perceptions of quality of life in Wheat Ridge. We track results over time to gauge progress and changes. In the 2021

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Tackling Crime & Homelessness At I-70 & Kipling

One of the most frequent concerns I, and my Jeffco counterparts, hear from residents is the growth of persons experiencing homelessness in our community. Residents cite criminal activity, overall safety, debris and property devaluation as their primary complaints when asking their governments to “fix” this issue. As I have discussed in many different forums throughout

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

There’s Great Work Happening At City Hall

On May 20 I attended the city’s virtual employee award ceremony, where Wheat Ridge employees were honored for work completed in 2021 that aligned with the city’s ACTION values. ACTION stands for Accountability, Change, Teamwork, Integrity, Opportunity and Now, and city employees are expected to uphold these values in their work and interactions. As I

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Events

Carnation Festival Celebrates Our Unique History

For all the newcomers who may not know about the history of our wonderful city, the Carnation Festival, held every August, provides a little insight into what makes Wheat Ridge so special. When the gold mines began to play out in the 1800s, Wheat Ridge seemed a natural location for families to begin settling to

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Sometimes The Best Ideas Come From Our Children

With warmer weather finally seeing some traction against colder temps and snow, many of our youngest residents start looking forward to getting outside to enjoy all our parks, trails, open space and wonderful playgrounds. This year, the City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation department has exciting improvement projects planned for Apel-Bacher, Creekside and Panorama

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Spring Brings Hope And Beauty To Our City

March came in like a lion with snow and very low temperatures; however, Mother Nature is also making herself known as crocuses and daffodils begin to brighten our flowerbeds. Yet another sign that spring is on the way, are all the events happening in Wheat Ridge. Partnering with the city, Resource Central’s beautiful, waterwise Gardens

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Honoring The Women Of Wheat Ridge

As we celebrate Women in History during the month of March, as well as International Women’s Day on March 8, I wanted to write this month about some of the amazing women who contributed their time and talent to make Wheat Ridge the special place it is today, and some who today are leading to

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Join Neighborhood Engagement Programs And Help Make Our City Even Better

In 2005, Wheat Ridge City Council adopted the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) Report, Repositioning Wheat Ridge, and adopted its findings and recommendations as guiding principles for revitalizing the city. One of two primary recommendations from the 2019 NRS Update was to develop neighborhood engagement in order to better understand what issues and opportunities are most

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