Wheat Ridge Mayor

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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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

An Exciting Time To Serve The City

At this year’s annual city council retreat, my colleagues and I met to assess our progress on the 2035 Vision while looking ahead to build on what we have achieved and the accomplishments in which we can all take pride. As we renewed our focus on achieving the goals set forward in the Vision document,

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

A Season Of Giving And Care For Others

While most of us think of this time of year as a time of giving, this year more than ever we may find our friends, neighbors and even whole communities need a little more care. Many communities are still feeling the effects of the pandemic. All of us were touched in some way by COVID-19,

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Ring In The Holidays Right Here

The holiday season is right around the corner and I hope you are planning to spend some time shopping local the Saturday following Thanksgiving. That’s Small Business Saturday and Wheat Ridge has more to offer than ever! We have new retail stores, new coffee shops and breweries, new restaurants, and those who staunchly weathered the

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