This week, hear from Lindsay Deen for our Fresh Perspective Profile! “I would like to see us all working together toward the larger goal–making our city a better place while preserving the beauty and talent in the area.”
1. Tell us about yourself! – I’m transitioning from my position as Administrative Director at iComply, LLC, a local startup in town. I’m transitioning into education as this is where my real passion is, and education is that for which I went to school. I want to work with youth because they are our future. I want to help them really understand the kind of world we’ve created for them and the challenges they will face in their futures. With an unstable American economy, severe political stagnation at the local and national level, and an aging population, they’ve got their work cut out for them and will need all the guidance we can give them.
2. What are the top 3 issues you see facing Colorado Springs? The top three issues facing Colorado Springs, in my opinion, are a failing city infrastructure, a difficult and unstable local economy, and the limited number of public services ranging from park upkeep to bus transportation.
3. What do you love about Colorado Springs? I love the scenery, the long walks, the clean air, the amazing people, the fantastic artists, and all the fun and interesting things we have to do around town that don’t involve doing the Tejon Shuffle. We’ve got a lot of variety in our offerings, and we’ve got some great yoga studios, too.
4. What would you change about Colorado Springs? If I could change one thing about Colorado Springs, I would heal the divide between the classes. All too often, the poor are pitted against the rich, the rich against the middle class, and the middle class against the world. I would like to see us all working together toward the larger goal–making our city a better place while preserving the beauty and talent in the area.
5. Would you ever consider running for office in Colorado Springs? Maybe in a few years. I don’t feel comfortable enough with Robert’s Rules as of yet to serve effectively, and I’d like to sit on a few school boards before going for a seat on council to bolster my experience and knowledge of the issues our educators and parents continually face in our communities.