Proven Champion for  Strong Neighborhoods  Safe Streets  Vibrant Corridors

"The desire to keep Wheat Ridge wonderful inspires me to step up, show up, and serve District 2. I have the skills, experience, insight, and history of local leadership to tackle our biggest challenges and create even bigger opportunities while preserving what makes Wheat Ridge wonderful."
Rachel Hultin, Wheat Ridge City Council District 2 Candidate

PLATFORM

Increase Input for Better Outcomes.

People are the heart and the strength of Wheat Ridge. Together, we create the quality of our city which is why I actively seek out and listen to all perspectives. I will make improving city communications and opportunities for civic engagement a top policy priority and I will host monthly district meetings.

Authentic Growth.

Investments in our city must also be investments for our citizens. Whether building something new or preserving a valuable aspect of our heritage, communication between the city and the citizens is essential. Consensus and clarity on what needs to be protected and what needs to be improved will give us greater confidence in the outcomes. 

Strong Neighborhoods, Vibrant Corridors, Resilient Community.​

To maintain our small town character, we need to care as much about HOW we do things as WHAT we do. I support processes that bring neighborhood-level decisions to the neighborhoods, policies to attract more local businesses on our corridors, and stewardship of our resources to ensure we are ready for whatever happens next.

 
 

POLICY PRIORITIES

  1. IMPLEMENT THE 2019 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY UPDATE [NRS]
    Includes: Building resident capacity to manage neighborhood change; Connecting the community by investing in primary corridors; Facilitate investment through customer service. Learn more: NRS Website

     

  2. ENHANCE COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT TOOLS FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS
    Includes: Implement digital platforms for citizen input and engagement; Update resident notification policies for land use decisions; Establish transparent, timely, and accessible communication protocols for important issues.

     

  3. ADOPT HOUSING POLICIES TO ENSURE WHEAT RIDGE IS A PLACE EVERYBODY CAN CALL HOME
    Includes: Adopt attainable housing policies; Reactivate Wheat Ridge Housing Authority; Fund home modification programs to support existing residents; Modify zoning regulations to provide flexibility for homeowners as their lifestyle needs change. 

     

  4. ESTABLISH DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTY STANDARDS THAT ALIGN WITH WHEAT RIDGE VALUES
    Includes: Evaluate implementing Traffic Impact Fees for new development proposals; Focus density on primary corridors; Revise code enforcement programs for greater impact; Fund public art, placemaking, and facade improvements to enhance existing commercial properties.

     

  5. ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE WHEAT RIDGE RECOMMENDATIONS
    Includes: Hire city staff to coordinate programs; Include sustainability as part of the NRS Neighborhood Engagement Tour; Increase number of electric charging stations at city facilities; Increase safe access to multimodal transportation. Learn more: Sustainable Wheat Ridge Website

MEET RACHEL

As a 4th generation Colorado native, I know that great places are created over generations by combining vision and ongoing reinvestment from residents, businesses and community partners. My professional background in transportation policy, healthy community programming, development, affordable housing, real estate, and civic engagement contribute to a valuable skill set and a deep understanding of how cities work.

Since moving to Wheat Ridge in 2012, I've focused my community service on creating opportunities for others to get involved. From starting Wheaties Academy to build capacity in community leaders to hosting Pints & Policy to connect more residents with local policies and policy makers, I love rolling up my sleeves, pulling up a chair with my neighbors, listening, and then getting things done.

My interests include: spending time with my amazing 8th grade son, gardening, walking, seeking out public art, and yes... watching Channel 8.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Wheat Ridge Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Update Co-Chair, 2018-2019, WEBSITE POLICY

  • Proposed ordinance to revise rezoning hearings to be more inclusive and open in the event of a legal protest, Second Reading Sept 9.

  • Carnation Festival Parade Judge, 2019

  • Love Letters from Wheat Ridge Notes of Gratitude from our Community to our First Responders, 2019

  • Wheaties Academy, Founder and Facilitator, Grassroots leadership program to turn ideas into action from the ground up, 2014-2018. WEBSITE

  • "Greetings from Wheat Ridge" Community Art Project, Coordinator, 2018 SLIDESHOW

  • Localworks, Board Member, 2018

  • City Council District 2 Candidate, 2017

  • HEALthy Wheat Ridge, Committee, 2016-2018

  • Pints & Policy, Organizer and Host, 2016-2018

  • YES Wheat Ridge! Ballot initiative supporting 2E, 2016

  • Ride for Reading, Co-Organizer, 2015 - present

  • Regular Citizens for Main Street, 2015, OUTCOMES

  • Wheat Ridge Active Transportation Advisory Team, Co-Founder & Officer, 2014 - present

  • City Council Community Partner Award, 2014

BEYOND WHEAT RIDGE

  • Yes Plan Do!, Principal, Inspired engagement for impactful outcomes, WEBSITE

  • International Association of Public Participation, Planning & Techniques Training (40 hour) WEBSITE

  • Jefferson County Family Leadership Training Institute, Graduate, 2019 WEBSITE

  • State of Colorado "Rachel Grace Hultin Appreciation Day", Proclamation, June 21, 2018 

  • Project Shift, Curriculum Developer and Co-Facilitator, 2017. VIDEO WEBSITE

  • Climate Reality Leadership Training, 2017

  • Bicycle Colorado, Active Transportation Manager, 2016-2018

  • Walk2Connect, Program Director, 2014-2016

 

LET'S CONNECT

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Rachel Hultin for District II

4690 Balsam Street

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

 
ENDORSE

Your endorsement is a valuable and much appreciated way to help other residents understand how I work with the community and serve the City of Wheat Ridge. Click HERE if you would like to endorse me.

VOLUNTEER

There are many ways big and small to help me connect with as many neighbors as possible... and all are appreciated! Click HERE if you are interested in volunteering for the campaign.

YARD SIGN

Yard signs are available to both show your support for my campaign and show your #WheatRidgeProud spirit. If you would like a sign or two, click HERE and to let us know where to deliver. Thank you!

 

© 2019 Rachel Hultin for District II