David Wayne Kennedy
Retired CPA, no positions held in the past 10 years.
High school diploma — Cedaredge (Colorado) High School, valedictorian; BS (Business) degree — University of Colorado-Boulder; Colorado Certified Public Accountant (retired) — Colo Lic # 8253; Diploma — New York Institute of Photography; 2 years Spanish study — Colorado Mesa University (post-retirement, no degree); Government Auditor's Training School, USDA, Washington DC, various courses studied, no degree.
All of these positions required and used the ability to organize, to take into consideration the interests of all parties. I have always taken seriously the responsibility to represent the members of the groups I have helped lead. As an example, in the water users association this year, I helped put together a solution to a disagreement that threatened to embroil the association in legal turmoil.
Donations made to campaigns of Diane Mitsch Bush and John Hickenlooper.
Current treasurer of Glade Park Pipeline Water Users Association. Various periods of volunteer service to social organizations such as the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society, Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society, Thunder Mountain Camera Club and Natural Arch and Bridge Society, served as officer or board member.
I strongly believe that the districts should be as neutral as possible and would like to help bring that about.
I believe I have the ability to remain calm in heated debates and to help all sides consider each other's arguments fairly and to look for common ground. My 22 years of work as a government auditor provided years of practice and experience in maintaining impartiality.
All of my training as a government auditor and all of my auditing experience depended heavily on analytical skills and applying logic and reason to problems encountered. I think I have this part nailed.