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Villager Re-election Article

Mayor Tisdale announces run for re-election

Cherry Hills Village Mayor Doug Tisdale announces run for re-election for mayor. Courtesy photo

Cherry Hills Mayor Doug Tisdale has formally announced his campaign for re-election as mayor of the No. 1 Best Suburb of America to Live In. Tisdale was elected mayor by a large margin against two opponents in the April 2012 election, having previously served as councilmember from 2000 through 2008, including two years as Mayor Pro Tem (2006-2008).

Residents of Cherry Hills amended their home rule charter in 2012 to move elections from the April “municipal cycle” to the November “general election cycle” for 2014 and subsequent years. The election will be on Nov. 4.

The popular mayor has worked hard to raise awareness about Cherry Hills Village and the unique advantages of this bedroom community.

“We have 6,100 people who live in 2,100 homes, with eight churches, six small businesses, four clubs and three schools, situated in the most attractive six and a half square miles in the very heart of a dynamic metropolitan area,” said Mayor Tisdale.

Following his first election as mayor, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine have begun regularly reporting on the special qualities and benefits of this unique Village.

“I promised the voters in 2012 that I would take steps to increase the value of their homes, which for some people is their largest asset, and I’ve done that, including being responsible for a full page story on our residential real estate in The Wall Street Journal” the mayor said.

Open space is an important issue in the Village and figures prominently in Mayor Tisdale’s administration. One of Tisdale’s first accomplishments as mayor was negotiating the gift of two and a half acres near the Village Center, a $1.6 million parcel of land that has been dedicated as the Alan Hutto Memorial Commons. The mayor also oversaw the creation of the Quincy Farm Visioning Committee, a citizen-participation group responsible for crafting a vision for the 19 acre parcel off the High Line Canal at Quincy Avenue gifted to the Village by Cat Anderson.

Recognizing that Cherry Hills Village is deeply and directly affected by change in surrounding communities, Mayor Tisdale has become the first mayor of Cherry Hills to be elected as an executive officer of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, an officer of the Metro Mayors Caucus, Chair of the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee, member of the National League of Cities’ First Tier Suburbs Council, and DRCOG representative to Sister Cities International.

“Change happens and you’re either a force in shaping that change, or you are negatively impacted by it. You’re either at the table or you’re on the menu,” Tisdale said.

An unabashed “social media wonk,” Mayor Tisdale communicates daily with thousands of Cherry Hills Village residents through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs.

“In a Council/Manager form of government (which applies to every city in Colorado other than Denver and Colorado Springs), the mayor serves as an ambassador, to the residents, the business community, and civic leaders throughout the region, the state and the nation,” Mayor Tisdale said. “I take that responsibility seriously, working diligently to advance the interests of Cherry Hills Village and preserving and protecting our way of life, while collaborating with other communities to improve theirs.”

Tisdale, a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School and successful attorney in private practice, has been on sabbatical from the practice of law while serving as mayor. He also serves as the chair of the Colorado State Board of Registered Psychotherapists and on numerous committees and task forces on topics of special interest to the Village. He is a well-known favorite in the nonprofit community, acting as emcee and live auctioneer at many charity events around Colorado and promoter of public causes such as thewww.HelpRyanDunne.com campaign. He was recently profiled in Cherry Hills Village Living magazine.

The office of Mayor in Cherry Hills Village, as well as in all other municipalities in Colorado, is nonpartisan.

“I enjoy the benefit of actually being able to get things done for our Village without being beholden to any political party and have earned the endorsement of Republican, Democratic and Unaffiliated voters and leaders around Colorado. I am eager to continue to serve the citizens of Cherry Hills Village for another two years as your mayor,” Tisdale said.

For more information, contact Mayor Tisdale for Cherry Hills at Doug@TisdaleCherryHills.com.

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