DACONO — Residents often run for council with a desire to change the path of their city.
But Nicholas Vogel is throwing his hat into the ring for this year’s two open council seats with the intention to keep Dacono headed on the same course.
“I am running for office to contribute to my community and keep it going in the positive direction it’s going,” Vogel said. “I have great ideas for the community.”
Vogel would like to see the city continue the trend of attracting business development.
“I think it would be great for some good economic development to come into the city,” Vogel said. “We can clean up areas in the city so that we can capitalize on that business development.”
Vogel’s wife is currently involved in one of the more visible projects toward that goal.
“Right now my wife is involved in the veterans memorial park that’s going right in off of [Colorado State Highway] 52 and Colorado [Boulevard] there,” Vogel said.
The park, which was planned by the Veterans Memorial Committee appointed by the Dacono city council, was designed to honor veterans throughout the Carbon Valley area.
“I have my education in public management right now, and I am involved in the community as well,” Vogel said. “I have a technical background right now. i work at a thermal vacuum lab at Ball Aerospace.”
Although he probably won’t encounter too many situations that require experience with thermal vacuums, Vogel feels his training will be applicable for guiding council.
“I believe that my education will contribute greatly to a leadership role,” Vogel said.
Vogel would also like to see a greater offering of senior recreation programs.
“The city needs to build on the business investment in Dacono, and find ways to attract new investment,” Vogel said.
Contact Ben Wiebesiek at 303-659-2522, ext. 205, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.