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.
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.
Thank you to the people who serve, the people that have served and to the people who have fallen. We are all forever indebted to your service so that we may live in freedom. Thank you.
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!
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.
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)!
National Police Week is almost over. This week and all year round, please remember to thank our police, first responders, and all who serve and make sacrifices for all if us.
Come out to Westminster PD's Shred-a-Thon this Saturday! I'll be there from 6:30 - 9:30 a.m., with the Westminster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (who will be there until noon)! Then I'm off to the Armed Forces Tribute at 10 a.m. Hope to see you there!
Parents are in town, and we spent the day around Westminster. Visiting the Butterfly Pavilion never gets old!
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.
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.
My first event as a Westminster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association member! So great to see so many wonderful people! Didn't make this event? That's okay! We hold it the first Wednesday of every month! See you June 5! Remember, 10 percent of proceeds goes to Westminster's Police and Fire!
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!!!
We live in an amazing city where great things are taking place!!!
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!
It's bittersweet. Tomorrow marks the last class - graduation day - of Westminster's Citizen's Police Academy. It's safe to say, we are all in good hands! Man, their gear is heavy and very intimidating.... I think I'll leave it to the professionals, warriors, and heroes. I'll serve my community in a different way - earning a seat on City Council. #ElectLindseySmith#VoteSmith #LindseyForWesty
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!
Enjoying a nice cup of coffee on this beautiful morning at A Creative Corner in the Historic Westminster Art District. This little gem is located at 3965 W 73rd Ave. Westminster, CO 80030.
Stop by and have a cup of coffee and eat some goodies! 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.