James believes that economic development is much needed in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. He believes that a strong vision of the future, combined with a calculated strategy and growth mindset will bring the county into full use of its potential for the benefit of all residents. James is a long-time resident of the town of Byers. He currently serves as Board President and Chairman of Byers Fire District #9. The Team of Directors have successfully upgraded the Department Fleet, and have taken strong measures to improve the level of emergency services throughout the district. James is excited to get to work on expanding economic development in Unincorporated Arapahoe County as the team builds coalitions with Federal, State, Local governments, Nonprofit and Private Sector Organizations to achieve the common goal of growth and prosperity for the region.
Tracy was born and raised in a rural farming community in central Nebraska, she moved to Eastern Colorado in 2004. Tracy has over 25 years working with the public running a 75M wholesale business, helping her community, small business owners and non-profit organizations. Tracy has owned small businesses in construction and investment/real-estate; she understands the changing landscape and the competitive economic nature and impact within our communities. Tracy’s skills and expertise range from Real Estate and Investments to Risk Management including Comprehensive planning, Workforce planning and Grants. Tracy is very active in her community and volunteering.
Janet Cook believes in a strong work ethic, execution, and collaboration in moving economic development forward. She has lived in many locations and has taken action in communities to bring about strategic change, both within and outside of the organization, to meet organizational goals. Janet’s experience in working with a $11 Billion Dollar Budget in Cost Accounting with the Federal Aviation Administration resulted in meeting both organizational and customer expectations. Her actions included the ability to make decisions that produced high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Janet looks forward to expanding economic development in Unincorporated Arapahoe County as she builds coalitions with Federal, State, Local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations to achieve the common goal of growth and prosperity for the region.