Application for Legislative Commission for Sharon Rebecca Davis

Contact Information

Full Name

Sharon Rebecca Davis

Other Names
Sharon Rebecca Henderson, Sharon Henderson, Sharon Henderson Davis

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Safety and Health Administrator, City and County of Denver, 2011 to present Legislative Liaison, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, 2008 to 2011

Educational Background

Colorado State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering,

Zip Code

80004-2842

Congressional District
7

Background

Past Political Activity

None

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Arvada Park Advisory Committee 2011-2019 Arvada Citizen Police Academy 2010 Arvada Citizen Capital Improvement Projects Committee 2008-2009 Member, Colorado Safety Association PRIMA Safety Program Award winner for the City and COunty of Denver's Marijuana Safety Program

Organization and Advocacy Experience

As the Co-Chair of the Arvada Park Advisory Committee, I worked with city officials to create the Arvada Park Ranger program. Arvada was the only municipality on the Front Range without a Park Ranger program. By using crime data and showing the efficacy of Park Ranger program in surrounding municipalities, Arvada did see the value in implementing a volunteer program. I am closely following the program as it matures and encourage the city to create a sustainable program using Red Rocks Community College interns, program coordinator and creating cooperative efforts with surrounding communities. The goal are safe parks and trails throughout Arvada. When participating on the Citizen CIP Committee, I championed improving infrastructure across the older sections of Arvada. The neglected water and wastewater systems were failing at a predicted rate and Arvada was spending millions to patch pipes and roads. By garnering the support of other participants, and emphasizing neighborhood equity, Arvada considered re-prioritizing infrastructure upgrades.

Statement

I am interested in assuring that ALL Coloradans are correctly represented at all governmental levels. By leveraging the information from the 2020 Census, we can work together to get it right. As a minority woman in this state, I believe it is important to be involved to assure the process is equitable and inclusive.

Statement on Working with Consensus

Everyone wants to be heard; listening to commissioners' thoughts and concerns with an open mind is very important. I will not walk into the room with preconceived ideas or personal agenda. The data will tell the story. Redistricting is a non-partisan activity. It is an equity action. By using this as a cornerstone, and using the census data without prejudice, allows for informed conversation and decision making.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I am a data nerd! I let the data to tell me the story and do not "manage" the data to fit my position. I use data and information in my day to data work to develop workplace safety programs, illustrate how working safely saves money, and garner buy in from decision makers.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Asian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Female