Delivering Results for Our Community

Laura was elected Mayor of Golden in 2019. She previously represented Ward 4 as a City Councilor first elected to the seat in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. "I am proud to have worked on many critical issues for the City of Golden tackling problems as they arose and planning improvements for our community for the future."

Laura believes in a strong community which is why she works on more than just city government business. Laura is a leader in our local, neighborhood schools to make sure that students and teachers have a community of support that they can count on. She works with the business community in Jefferson County to make sure we are a desirable place for businesses with a strong infrastructure, workforce, and housing for all levels of employees. 

Background and Education:

Laura grew up in South Florida in the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area. She moved to Providence, RI where she studied Public Policy and Organizational Behavior and Management at Brown University, and lived in Chicago and Denver before moving to Golden in 2007.


Laura received her MBA with an IT specialization from the University of Denver and has spent her career in systems analysis where she has worked for corporations large and small as well as in start-up businesses with her husband, Mike. Laura and Mike have two daughters who are growing up with the high-quality schools, parks, library, and programs that are so important to making Golden such a wonderful place for families.


  • Elected to 2022 Metro Mayors Caucus (MMC) Executive Board

  • Appointed 2022 MMC CIRCLE Committee chair

  • Elected 2021 & 2022 Colorado Municipal League Executive Board member

  • Selected National League of Cities (NLC) Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee member

  • JeffCo EDC Board of Directors Board member

  • 2018 Elected Official of the Year, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC)

  • Past Member JeffCo EDC Finance Committee

  • Past Co-chair of the JeffCo EDC Government Affairs Committee

  • Past Member Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee

  • Past Chair of Bell Accountability Team at Bell Middle School

  • Past Member Jefferson County Schools Start Schools Later Task Force

  • Past President Mitchell Elementary PTA

  • Past member Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

  • Past member of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council​

  • Past participant in Golden Community Partners focused on mental health in Golden

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