Josh Goldberg to run for Longmont City Council
Engaged Community Organizer to Run for Vacant Ward 1 Seat
November 28, 2017
Josh Goldberg has announced his candidacy today for the vacant Ward 1 City Council seat to be elected on February 17, 2018.
Josh Goldberg has been working on the “Longmont Story” for the past ten years. As the Community and Events Manager for Left Hand Brewing Company, Josh has been committed to elevating Longmont’s presence on the Front Range by inspiring community engagement through a variety of large-scale events and fundraisers.
“My most valuable assets include the ability to find innovative solutions, uphold a sense of positivity in challenging situations and to bridge opposing perspectives in a respectful and inclusive spirit,” he said.
Goldberg currently serves on the Longmont Planning and Zoning Commission (since 2012) and the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce Board (since 2013) and served on the Visit Longmont Board of Directors from 2010-2011. Joshua graduated the Leadership Longmont program in 2009, was elected as one of Boulder Valley’s Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals in 2016 and has served on the Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee since 2008 (Chairman in 2011).
“To this day, joining the Left Hand Brewing family in 2007 remains one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Developing and working with our volunteer team of moms, dads and unusually committed people to execute our community-building events has been one of the joys of my life. Together, we’ve raised over $600,000 for area nonprofits, generated over $500,000 in corporate support and activated over 90,000 people to experience Longmont’s culture.” Goldberg said.
Goldberg said he understands issues the City Council is facing and looks forward to working with members of the community and fellow Councilmembers to maintain the City’s good works and facing the City’s challenges. Some of those challenges include securing a robust & healthy economy with attractive job opportunities, creating accessible housing for all, securing water for the future, addressing our homelessness and transient community challenges, implementing our new comprehensive plan, advancing an effective transportation plan that provides connectivity throughout Longmont, and more.
“Serving on Planning & Zoning has been an incredibly valuable and humbling experience. Sitting behind the dais with 6 other commissioners, often late into the night, frequently with a room full of folks that don’t agree on what is right and yet giving all you got to make the right decisions for the town we love, is deeply rewarding and I see City Council as the next opportunity to give back.” Goldberg said.
“I love Longmont. My wife and I made a great choice moving here over a decade ago. We have two beautiful 3-year-old daughters and feel blessed to have the ability to raise our girls in our vibrant community.”