Save a life

Giving to those who I will never meet, but may have saved their life...

Did you know, (according to Vitalant Blood Donation Center) "each year, nearly five million Americans need blood transfusions. Blood helps trauma and burn patients, premature infants, heart surgery patients, organ transplant recipients and those fighting cancer, among others."

Some fast facts: 
❤️ Someone needs blood every two seconds.
❤️ Only 37 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood - less than 10 percent do annually.
❤️ About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood.
❤️ One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
❤️ 94 percent of blood donors are registered voters.

#DonateBlood (if you can)
 
#SaveALife #ShareTheInfo#BlessedToGive #A+Donor #WeNeedAllTypes #BloodIsEquality #Life#PayItForward #60Days #IWillBeBack#HopeYouGiveToo

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Westminster Residents:

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The city hosted a candidate information forum tonight. The Mayor (and Councilors DeMott and Skulley) talked about what to expect on council. The Mayor asked candidates to consider the time commitment to council and whether candidates truly have the time and desire to make this commitment. If candidates were to answer this publicly at the meeting tonight (and I have in my appointment interview), my answer would be:

I am ready to serve and have been serving my community for years - through volunteer and professional work. If I didn’t have the time, commitment, or desire to give to citizen's, council, or the city, I wouldn’t have ran for election in 2017 nor would I have applied to the appointments earlier this year. I have a deep-rooted understanding of what it means to be accountable, transparent, and work with people to find common ground to improve our communities.

I will be new voice on council, with different perspectives and ideas. Westminster, I'm working to earn your vote. I'm working to serve you and represent you and your voice.

#ElectLindseySmith #RepresentingYou #NewPerspective #VoteSmith#WestyElection 
#EarningYourVote #2019WestyCandidate

Historic Westminster Summer Festival - June 8

Westminster residents, make sure to stop by my booth to say "Hi," at Historic Westminster's Summer Festival.

I'll be there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions, get to know me, learn about what I will do for you and our community, find out more about how I'm working hard to earn your vote and what you can do to get involved!

It's going to be a great day with food and a beer garden, Live music (
FLAT OUT Jazz, The Jack Hadley Band The Wyatts and Midnight Vinyl Band), a car and motorcycle show, and lots of crafts and vendors including Made and Created, Model Train Show and Surplus Sale, YOUTH in MODEL RAILROADING, Historic Westminster Art District, Iddle Bits of This and That, and so much more!

In case you need the info...

Westminster is holding an additional tree limb recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 25 due to yesterday's heavy spring snow storm. I know our little neighborhood needs some TLC after the storm!

Please visit the city website for more information. 

Meetings lots of Westy residents

Great day being involved with lots of Westminster residents. The day started at 6:30 a.m. to volunteer with the Westminster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association for Westy PD's Shred a Thon event. Later, I was honored attend Westminster's Armed Forces Tribute and meet and thank veterans who have served our country. Afterwards, I attended State Representative Shannon Bird's End of Session Town Hall, and was joined by State Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Hugh McKean, Colorado House of Representatives - House District 51 Finally, wrapped up the day with a tasty, local beverage from Westy's favorite Twenty Brew TapHouse. Off to sleep! Wish me luck in running the Colfax Marathon tomorrow (luckily I'm just one leg of the relay race)! 

Westminster Community Pride Day

Met lots of neighbors today! It was so great to see so many people get involved and take pride in where we live by cleaning up trash in our community. Oh, and seeing wildlife along the way was a bonus.  #WestyPride #CommunityPride #WestyProud

May is Mental Health Month

While May is mental health month, we really should be talking about mental health year round. With nearly one third of our youth affected by mental health or substance abuse, the conversation to focusing on solutions begins with all of us.

We cannot take each day for granted, nor can we neglect the importance of mental health of each and every one of us.

This past week I took a moment to focus on tranquility and rejuvenate my mind. With no social media, news, or work, I was able to slow down and remember life is a journey.

Water 2025

Gathered more in-depth information on Westminster's Water 2025 at the City's neighborhood meeting tonight. Asked lots of questions and listened to feedback from residents, some very upset one of the identified areas for a water treatment plant is proposed in a location zoned for open space. I want to hear from you. What's your thoughts on Water 2025?

For more information and to provide your feedback to staff, please visit the city website.

Busy evening on the campaign trail

Busy evening learning about all of the wonderful things happening in our community! First, I attended the Standley Lake Task Force meeting where Friends of Standley Lake (FOSL) presented their very researched thoughts on how to reasonably tag boats, making one locking system and addressed ways to identify tampering. Shout out to FOSL and the Task Force who are working diligently to comprise a solution.

Another shout out goes to Woodrow Wilson Academy! They celebrated being the first school in Jefferson County to pay off a bond early, and they accomplished it 15 years early! Congratulations to past and present board members, staff, and students! What a major accomplishment!!!

Finally, I had the opportunity to stop in to Councilor David DeMott's Policy and Pilsner at Kokopelli Beer Company!

We live in an amazing city where great things are taking place!!!

CASA Awards Dinner

Congratulations to the nominees and award recipients at CASA's Celebration Awards dinner and presentation! The work these folks do for CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is incredible. It was such a pleasure to watch Judge Kathy Delgado accept the Judicial Officer of the Year award! Judge Delgado swore me in as a CASA volunteer in January 2017.  There are 1,600 kiddos (just in Broomfield and Adams counties) who need a CASA. Please consider volunteering. I'd love to share with you the work I do for this wonderful organization!

Arbor Day fun in Westy

We had a busy, fun day today in Westminster! My niece, nephew and I enjoyed Arbor Day at City Park, the Car Show and Book Fair at Woodrow Wilson Academy, and now savoring some delicious ice cream!