As Councilmember, Val Vigil currently represents the City at the:
• Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) whose mission is to foster regional cooperation among county and municipal governments in the Denver metropolitan area. DRCOG is the regional planning commission for the Denver metro region. I serve as a Board of Director and have also been appointed to the following sub-committees.
o Metro Vision Issue Committee (MVIC) which is the primary policy committee of DRCOG. It provides recommendations to the regional council Board of Directors for action on Metro Vision issues, plans and implementation strategies; transportation projects; and water quality issues and
o Administrative Committee which is responsible for the oversight of the DRCOG's Director and its staff.
• North Area Transportation Alliance (NATA) an organization made up of the Cities of Brighton, Commerce City, Dacono, Erie, Firestone, Frederick, Longmont, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster, the City and County of Broomfield, Adams County, Adams County Economic Development, and the Metro North Chamber of Commerce.
NATA is a partnership of public and private entities in the NORTH I-25 CORRIDOR working to identify, develop, advocate and lobby for transportation solutions that will enhance mobility, drive economic development and reduce traffic congestion in the north metro area.
The former chairman of the House Finance Committee and Legislative Audit Committee plans to use his budget-writing experience to help strengthen the City of Thornton during the recession by prioritizing city services that residents need and deserve so as to attain the best use of our tax dollars.
"I want to take my experience governing during tough times from the Capitol to City Hall to help our community come through the recession stronger than ever before,” Vigil said. It is time for the City of Thornton to take that next step and act and be recognized as the largest City in Adams County and the 6th largest City in the State.
Vigil represented Thornton in the Colorado House or Representatives from 1999-2006, including a stint as Assistant Minority Leader, before being forced out of office by term limits.
Since leaving the General Assembly Vigil has continued his commitment to improving Thornton by serving on the Thornton Revitalization Task Force and then being elected as councilmember in Ward 2 in November, 2009. Councilmember Vigil plans to build on the work he’s done on City Council and on the revitalization task force. “By building partnerships with the private sector together we can reinvigorate the economy and ensure that Thornton is a great place to work and raise families for years to come,” Vigil said.
The key to Councilmember Vigil’s leadership is his unwavering commitment to serving and listening to the people of Thornton. Vigil welcomes everyone to call him, not so that you can hear him speak, but so that he can hear your ideas and concerns.
“I want to hear what the people of Thornton have to say,” Vigil said. “The key to moving Thornton forward is by choosing leaders who understand the citizens of Thornton and represent them at City Hall. That’s what I love doing and that’s what I do best”.
In order to keep up with Val Vigil’s campaign, volunteer, or make a monetary donation, visit his web site at www.VigilForMayor.com.