Incumbent Jim Woodward said he is seeking re-election as an at-large representative to the Englewood City Council to continue to work on a number of …
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Incumbent Jim Woodward said he is seeking re-election as an
at-large representative to the Englewood City Council to continue
to work on a number of issues he feels are important to the
community and its residents.
“I have dedicated my time and effort to serving the community
since I was appointed to the city council and I want to continue
that effort,” he said. “I have worked hard to establish a good
regional cooperation with surrounding communities and I feel that
needs to go forward.”
Woodward was born, raised and graduated from high school in
Minot, N.D. He continued his education in psychology and human
services first at Minot State University and, about 1969, moved to
the Denver area and transferred to Metropolitan State College.
Prior to graduation, he decided psychology wasn’t for him and,
as a result of his job, eventually decided to go into real estate.
He got his real estate license in the late 1970s and concentrated
on commercial property, particularly office buildings and property
management. He went into semi-retirement in 2003 and put the
profession on the shelf in 2005.
He said, since coming onto the council he has sought to promote
a long-term budgeting process instead of just the year-to-year
method and he feels there is a move in that direction.
“Also, in my term as mayor and mayor pro tem, the council has
sought to promote lease and development of the city-owned property
in Douglas County,” he said. “That is important as a long-term
revenue source. I feel these and other issues are important and I
am seeking reelection to continue working in the best interest of
the city in those areas.”
Woodward said he feels his experience working with commercial
real estate is an asset to the city council as is the fact he has
experience preparing budgets for large companies.
“I also have the experience from owning my own business so I
feel I bring a common-sense approach and responsible style to
establishing a budget not just for this year but for the future
years as well,” he said. “I also feel I understand the process of
evaluating information and what it means to make hard
Like most other candidates, Woodward said finances are the No. 1
issue facing the city in the coming years.
He said the immediate challenge is to establish a balanced
budget and to do it with the goal of sustaining the city finances
so that no services will have to be reduced or cut.
He emphasized the city needs to continue efforts promoting the
lease and development of of the city-owned property as a revenue
that could bring $2.5 to $4 million a year to Englewood for many
years to come.
The incumbent said, if reelected, he wants to continue to
promote and expand programs for the city’s youth and its
“We also need to continue to support use of renewal energy in
housing and businesses as well as city facilities,” he said. “I
want to keep working to retain our businesses and bring new
businesses into our community.”
Woodward said he is very involved with serving the community as
a member of the city council and, for him, it is virtually a
full-time job. He said that is something he wants to continue and
the number one item on his agenda is working for the community and
ways to make it a better place to live, work and play for Englewood
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