Mayor Joyce Jay
Wheat Ridge has been my home for the past 29 years. During that time, I have been enjoying the city's incredible location and raised my daughter, Ginger who graduated from Wheat Ridge High School.
Politics was never my intended career, but instead I followed a long, enjoyable profession as a commercial photographer. As many know, self-employment in the commercial arts demands tenacity and a cooperative spirit to obtain the mutual goals of the client and service provider, it is quite similar to politics in many ways.
I sold the photography business, retired, joined the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission, and served on City Council from 2009-2013 before being elected as Mayor. Currently I serve on the DRCOG Board, Wheat Ridge Business District Board and Wheat Ridge Business Association Board, and will soon become active in the Metro Mayor's Caucus.
I believe the Mayor should be an active agent seeking amenities that improve the lives of citizens and at the same time instill a sense of solidity, friendliness and pride in our home town. Fortunately, Wheat Ridge City Council and City Staff are equally invested in these goals as I am.