Justin MartinezJustin Martinez

Contact Justin Martinez
Email: justin.martinez@thorntonco.gov
Office: 303-538-7537
Cell: 720-880-8145

Council member, Ward 1 

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Justin Martinez has been a proud resident of Ward 1 since 2016. He moved to Colorado over 20 years ago in 2002 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from CU Boulder in 2006, and after graduating he decided to stay in Colorado. He continued to study business and economics as he earned both an MBA and a master's degree in economics. After finishing his studies, he started his career in public service as an economist at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). While working as a land use economist at DRCOG he developed a passion for regional planning and local government. In 2019 he was appointed to the Adams County Planning Commission where he served until 2023.

Currently Justin is a software engineer with experience in diverse set of industries. He continues to serve the community on Thornton City Council. His expertise in economics, regional planning, and transportation help the community as he serves on the DRCOG board and as Treasurer of the Northern Area Transportation Alliance (NATA). Justin will always be an advocate for the residents of Ward 1 and all the people of Thornton.

Thornton Council Member Kathy Henson

Kathy Henson

Contact Kathy Henson
Email: kathy.henson@thorntonco.gov
Office: 303-538-7534
Cell: 720-672-5067

Council member, Ward 1

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I have lived most of my life in Colorado, having grown up in Lakewood and returning to Colorado in the 1998 with my husband, Dennis. We moved to the Ward 1 area of Thornton in 2003 and are raising our two sons here. 

My professional background is in the performing arts. I have a degree in voice and have worked for decades in theater as a performer, director, choreographer and producer. 

I have been an education advocate for years, working to ensure that students of all abilities receive the support and fair treatment guaranteed them in our public schools. I am an alum of the Adams 12 Five Star Leadership Academy and currently serve on the Finance and Audit Committee for the district. 

Before being elected to council, I served on the Thornton Active Adult Board, working in support of updating the master plan for services and recreation opportunities for residents aged 55+. 

Throughout my life I have volunteered my time and talents at church, serving for years on multiple leadership councils and search committees. 

I have advocated for the redevelopment of Thornton Shopping Center for several years, working together with Ward 1 residents to bring this need to light. Revitalization of all south Thornton is a top priority for me. City planning and development throughout Thornton will be key as our city continues to grow. It is a privilege for me to serve our community and it is my goal to work together with my fellow councilors, city staff, community leaders and residents across Thornton to shape a city where all our residents can thrive.