As County Commissioner, I spearheaded the acquisition of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to promote homeownership opportunities with Habitat for Humanity for constituents in Longmont and championed ARPA support for an innovative net-zero 400-unit development in Lafayette's Willoughby Corner, driving forward my commitment to affordable and attainable housing. Additionally, I played a pivotal role in creating an Additional Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU-Disaster unit) program to assist Marshall Fire survivors. I continue to serve as a member of the Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) Board. In 2023 I served as the Board Lead on the first sustainable funding source: Ballot 1B Affordable & Attainable Housing Tax. I will continue to be the Lead to create the implementation of this new funding source.
I fostered economic opportunity within Boulder County by advocating for and securing increased Economic Vitality Grants, which played a significant role in boosting local businesses and economic growth. Additionally, my involvement in securing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) small business property tax relief dollars helped provide essential support to struggling small businesses during challenging times. My dedication to promoting economic vitality extended to my appointment by Governor Polis to serve on the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC), where I work on initiatives to strengthen the state's workforce and enhance economic resilience.
I've taken a leadership role and remain at the forefront of promoting healthy environments and communities by serving as Commissioner Lead on Justice 40, which aims to ensure that historically underrepresented communities benefit equitably from environmental policies. Additionally, I led efforts in implementing gun violence prevention ordinances, striving to make our communities safer. I was the Commissioner Lead for the (American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Community Engagement process, facilitating community input and inclusivity in shaping vital initiatives. My involvement in the Community Fentanyl Group addressed pressing health concerns, and as a member of the Mobility and Access for All Coalition, I work collaboratively to improve transportation accessibility for everyone in our community, enhancing overall well-being and equity.
I dedicate myself to promoting social justice and equity through a multifaceted approach. I serve as Commissioner Lead on County Strategy with Native American/American Indian and Indigenous communities to amplify historically underrepresented voices. As a BIPOC Rising Instructor, I actively engaged in educating and empowering individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. I also facilitated youth-led hearing room sessions, providing a platform for young voices to address important issues. My commitment to equity continued with my participation in the NOCO Places 2050 Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, where I advocated for inclusive planning. I am Commissioner Lead for the Racial Equity Office, working diligently to advance racial equity and justice within Boulder County.
As Commissioner Lead on Justice 40, I've been at the forefront of our community's commitment to equitable environmental policies. This role has allowed me to advocate for justice and inclusivity in environmental initiatives, ensuring that historically underrepresented communities receive their fair share of the benefits. Additionally, I am taking the Commissioner Lead on an upcoming project involving a reusable carryout dish initiative. This initiative aims to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable practices within our community, emphasizing environmental responsibility and long-term sustainability.
I am an active member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), engaging in crucial community discussions. I've advocated for improved internal operations, prioritizing team members' mental health. Additionally, I am the Commissioner Lead for Internal Tech teams, striving to enhance our county's technological efficiency. My roles as Consortium of Cities Chair and Metro Area County Commissioners (MACC) Chair highlight my commitment to collaboration among local governments. Finally, my participation in County Commissioners Action Together (CCAT) underscores my dedication to collective action and community-centric policies.
Marta usará su amplia experiencia de más 20 años en bienes raíces para crear soluciones en el sector vivienda del condado de Boulder.
Marta apoyará el progreso económico para todos.
Marta diseñará medios de información tomando en cuenta las voces de la población, para lograr resultados a largo plazo que sean inmediatos, sostenibles y equitativos.
Marta creará oportunidades para que los expertos comunitarios diseñen soluciones, y así disminuir los obstáculos que impiden la participación en los programas que ofrece el condado.
Marta se compromete a diseñar y a apoyar leyes que protejan nuestros recursos naturales, los suelos y a las comunidades del condado de Boulder.
Marta usará su experiencia de más de 20 años como trabajadora independiente, con pequeñas empresas y como miembro de mesas directivas comunitarias para asegurarse que exista transparencia y responsabilidad en la gestión de los recursos del condado.