City goals with Castle Pines Mayor Tracy Engerman
January is a good month to check in with City of Castle Pines Mayor Tracy Engerman about what is ahead for the City in 2023.
When asked what citizens should relish in these first few days of the new year, Engerman stated, “Enjoy the newly reconstructed Castle Pines Parkway that runs in front of our business district.” It’s safe to say none of us miss the gridlock and confusing orange cone days.
As for specific goals and strategic planning for the year, Engerman said she will share more specifics after the City Council has its annual retreat in a few months.
“I anticipate we will continue to focus on projects that drive our objectives in the four key areas we established in 2022: safe and sustainable infrastructure, vibrant and healthy economic development, a sense of place, and efficient and effective government,” she said.
Engerman added that since the City has received some CDOT sign offs, the plan is to break ground this year on one of its “Gateway Projects” along I-25 and Castle Pines Parkway.
“This project touches on two of our council’s priorities: one of which is to help create a sense of place, and the other is to aid in economic development,” stated Engerman. “The features will act as our welcome mat and will continue to help grow the Castle Pines name and brand.”
When asked what residents can do to help improve the City, Engerman offered several options: “Join, serve, attend, participate and support all things that make Castle Pines great. Join the Rotary Club, Chamber or cycling club. Serve on your neighborhood HOA board, the City Planning Commission, or a parent teacher organization. Attend city, chamber and school events. Take part in what the library offers and always support the businesses in Castle Pines.”
And that, the Mayor said, is the tip of the iceberg for how to make Castle Pines that much brighter and better in the days, weeks and months ahead.
By Karen Leigh; photos courtesy of Tracy Engerman