Rick talks about why he is running for office. Community leaders and stakeholders know that Aurora has become a stronger and safer community because of solid leadership. With Rick’s executive experience at both the state and local level, he understands how we can build on the city’s progress.
Rick describes his passion for social innovation. Rick co-founded Emmanuel House, a local non-profit organization that helps future homeowners, which was recently named one of the “most-innovative social enterprises of 2016.” This is just one example of how Rick will work innovatively for the people of Aurora.
Rick explains how collaboration leads to results. In his service as our current mayor’s Assistant Chief of Staff, Rick has been working on important projects that relies on a coalition, which includes the private sector and the community. Rick believes in the power of partnerships to do more together.
Rick describes the impressive plan to develop an arts center in the heart of the city. The project includes loft-style apartments for artists, a school for the performing arts and a restaurant. The arts center plan, which is supported by the downtown community and developers, shows the power of partnerships to build a brighter future for Aurora.