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Delivering Results for Our Community

Laura was elected Mayor of Golden in 2019. She previously served as the Ward 4 City Councilor elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. "I am proud of my record as Mayor these past three and a half years including responding to the COVID crises as a city, working with the community to recover and thrive, and moving forward key projects and programs for our future."

Laura believes in a strong community which is why she works on more than just city government business. Laura has been a leader in our neighborhood schools, community organizations, and with the local, business community. 

Background and Education:

Laura grew up in South Florida and moved to Providence, RI to study Public Policy and Organizational Behavior and Management at Brown University. She worked in Chicago before moving to Denver in 1998 and Golden in 2007.


Laura received her MBA with an IT specialization from the University of Denver and spent her career in systems analysis in corporations large and small as well as in start-up businesses with her husband, Mike. Laura and Mike have two daughters 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 in 2023 as Vice Chair of Metro Mayors Caucus (MMC)

  • Elected 2022 & 2023 to Metro Mayors Caucus (MMC) Executive Board

  • Appointed 2022 & 2023 MMC Sustainability & Resiliency

  •  Committee Chair

  • Elected 2021,2022, 2023 Colorado Municipal League Executive Board

  • Member CML Executive Board Housing Subcommittee (2021-2023)

  • Selected for National League of Cities (NLC) Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee (2016-2023)

  • Member Mayors Innovation Project (2020-2023)

  • Appointed to JeffCo EDC Board of Directors Board (2016-2020, 2022-2023)

  • 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 Golden 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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