JENNIFER CARROLL FOR
An Optimistic Erie
An Optimistic Erie.
Hello Erie residents,
I am excited to share with you that I am running for Mayor in the upcoming April 3, 2018 Erie Municipal Election. It has been a true privilege to serve Erie residents on the Board of Trustees over the past four years. My service on the Board and the numerous opportunities I have had to interact with Erie residents, business owners and community leaders has cemented my conviction that Erie is an extraordinary place to live, work, play and raise a family. I feel so blessed to raise my family in Erie and an obligation to make certain we continue to sustain and improve upon the great community we have built.
I encourage you and the entire community to learn more about me, provide feedback on issues that matter to you most, and ask questions. If you are interested in learning more about our grassroots campaign, please visit the "Contribute" page, follow my Facebook page for updates (www.facebook.com/jennifer4erie) or send an email to to get involved.
Erie is an amazing community made up of amazing people. I could not be more excited about the future of our community and with your support, I commit to maintaining the trajectory we have established and implementing positive changes that make all residents proud to be a part of An Optimistic Erie.
Thank you all,
Jennifer Carroll for Erie Mayor
Meet Jennifer Carroll.
Jennifer has the background, experience and drive to deliver on her commitments.
Aerospace Engineer and Program Manager for Ball Corporation delivering U.S. Military and Space solutions
Four years serving as Trustee on the Erie Board of Trustees; top vote recipient in 2014 Erie Municipal Trustee Election
Founding liaison to the Erie Sustainability Committee
Former engineer for U.S. Intelligence Agency developing solutions for the U.S. Military
Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from CU Boulder
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State
Held elected leadership positions in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) representing 10,000+ members regionally and 5,000 members locally
Married to Alex, mother to Quentin and dog Lily
Grades 3 and 4 head coach for STORM youth lacrosse
Running a town should not be Rocket Science (though technically Jennifer does that for a living). Erie needs sensible and responsible decision-making that prioritizes the town's interests over special interests.
Jennifer prides herself on hard work and making the right decision, not the easy decision. She has demonstrated her leadership through various non-profit, business and academic roles.
Jennifer will not accept donations from oil and gas special interests seeking political exchange for permission to operate oil wells with less scrutiny near Erie schools, churches and residences. Erie residents take priority.
Jennifer's accomplishments in academics, science, business and volunteerism were achieved through a common theme; an unwavering commitment to integrity and building the trust of those around her.
Jennifer's commitments to Erie.
Transportation and commuter investments
Jennifer will build partnerships with our neighboring county and municipal governments to implement transportation solutions that improve access for Erie residents and for our neighbors to support Erie businesses. Commuters to neighboring cities such as Boulder and Denver will benefit by doubling the lane capacity through green lights to reduce commute times.
Fiscal responsibility managing the budget
Jennifer saves, budgets and invests her money responsibly and expects the government to do the same. When spending taxpayer money, we need to ask do we need this, or do we want this? Spending discipline often gets lost in the discussion. The Town should strive to live within its means and keep a steady balance in the General Fund to allow for future and expected fluctuations in the Town's tax income.
Common sense oil and gas regulation
Jennifer has been leading the fight for common sense solutions to managing the urban interface between oil and gas development and Erie schools and residences. While extremely rare for this partisan issue, Jennifer consistently receives praise from parties across the full spectrum including community groups, oil and gas operators and State leaders from both major parties, making Jennifer uniquely qualified to find common ground on this challenging issue.
Incentives to jumpstart business and commercial
Jennifer advocates for pro-growth solutions to support responsible and sustainable business and commercial growth within Erie. Through strategic investments and partnerships, she believes the Town of Erie has a critical complimentary role to play in developing a sustainable retail sales tax base and creating jobs within Erie's borders. Jennifer understands what it takes to promote and foster the right environment for businesses such as restaurants and retail establishments in Erie to thrive.
Expansion of parks and open space
To preserve the character, beauty and recreational draw of Erie, Jennifer will prioritize investments in our community parks and open space to expand Erie's world-class portfolio of parks, open space and multi-use spaces.
A track record of results.
Many accomplishments to celebrate but more work to be done.
Strong retail tax base expansion anchored by the successful Highway 7 King Soopers retail complex opening
Steady delivery of Erie Town annual budget surpluses
Consistent recognition by residents as one of Erie' most accessible elected officials conducting monthly in-person coffee chats, pre and post board meeting high-level summaries, virtual Facebook Live resident chats and frequent participation in community forums allowing residents a voice through communication mediums that meet their lifestyles
Record-high levels of trust and confidence in the Erie Board of Trustees recorded from residents surveyed in the annual benchmarking study
Support, approval and build-out of new cutting edge school programs and infrastructure across Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts
Erie recognized as one of the 'Best Places to Live in America' by Money Magazine
Endorsements speak volumes.
Clicking on the links below will take you to the full endorsement from each individual.
Join the cause. Contribute.
If you would like to help our campaign powered by residents like you, please sign up using the form below, send Jennifer an email at or donate on the Contribute page. We can always use help with passing out flyers, displaying campaign signs, or monetary donations to offset costs. We truly appreciate your support!
Meet and greets.
•Colliers Hill - Thurs. 2/22 @ 7pm (311 Dusk Place)
•Grandview - Sat. 2/24 @ 12noon (216 McAfee Cir)
•Canyon Creek - Sat. 2/24 @ 6pm (756 Graham Circle)
•Erie Commons - Sun. 2/25 @ 4pm (869 Mircos St)
•Arapahoe Ridge (Starbucks) - Wed. 2/28 @ 7pm
•Kenosha/Erie Village - Sat. 3/3 @ 2pm (1366 German Court)
•Vista Ridge - Sun. 3/4 @ 3pm (1372 Catalpa Pl)
•Sunwest - Fri. 3/9 @ 6:30pm (151 Stewart Way)
•Vista Pointe - Sat. 3/10 @ 6pm (1376 Lawson Ave)
•Old Town (Cristos) - Sun. 3/11 @ 10am