Council member, Ward 1
Eric Garcia is a Colorado native born and raised in the city of Denver. Eric established his home in the city of Thornton in 2008 along with his wife of 21 years and 3 daughters.
For more than 15 years Eric has passionately served to impact his community both nationally and internationally in countries such as Asia, and Central and South America uniting and empowering local businesses, schools and faith organizations. He served in Denver, CO as a local Pastor focusing on marginalized communities with a heartfelt approach to engage and unite community. He accomplished this through various community service efforts, including:
- 2017 Denver GO Bond Public Safety Chairman
- GRID (Gang Reduction Initiative Denver) Initiative to suppress and prevent gang violence.
- Denver Safe Haven Project – Provides a safe place for the community following a tragic event.
- Mayor Michael Hancock Faith Council
Eric is an avid Colorado outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, camping, hunting and all things that involve Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. Eric is excited to bring his experience to Thornton City Council and the great people of Thornton.
Council member, Ward 1
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.