Contact Adam Matkowsky
Councilman, Ward 4
In 2006 my wife of 30 years and I chose to live and raise our two daughters in Thornton. We proudly call Thornton our home. Serving my country and community is second nature to me. I believe that serving the people requires every bit of experience to fulfill the needs and wants of what is really important to a community. As a United States Marine, I have had the honor to serve my country in the Persian Gulf War. In addition to being a proud veteran, I have been a police officer for over 23 years, protecting and serving the people of New York City, Los Angeles, and Colorado where I currently have the privilege to serve as a Westminster police officer. Over the course of my career as a first responder, I have had the opportunity to serve local communities and learn firsthand how to respond to any given situation. My experiences have provided me with an acute understanding of the needs of a community and I am thankful that this has sharpened my leadership skills to put forth the effort to lead the great City of Thornton and represent its citizens by being their voice and seeing their vision.
I firmly believe I can uphold the responsibility to successfully work with and for the citizens of Thornton to achieve the goals we set for our city. I am dedicated to ensuring that we continue positive development in our city and we see forth the efforts to come that will test my true leadership abilities. I will remain a resounding advocate for safer and cleaner streets, thriving community land, smoother roads, education, and ensuring continued positive support of our veterans. This is my home and my efforts are for my hundred thousand plus neighbors. We all share a common vision, to live, work, and raise a family in a place we are proud of.
Contact Angie Bedolla
Councilwoman, Ward 4
I would like to start by saying how much I love our City and the regionalism demonstrated throughout the entire Denver metro area. I moved to the Denver area in 2001, residing in Arvada and Westminster. In 2007, I moved to Thornton and have been a resident in Ward 4 ever since. I have a passion for serving; and am beyond humbled to have received the necessary votes on January 28, 2020 for the Ward 4 appointment to City Council. I am a very proud mother of two beautiful, smart, and inspirational daughters who make me a better person every day. My volunteer engagements include participation in the Adams 12 Leadership Academy, Adams 12 Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee, and co-chair of Adams County Economic Development (ACED) Business Retention and Expansion. I am a board member at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and a member of its Governance Committee. At ThornCreek Church, I am co-director of the Women's Ministry Executive Team and an ongoing administrative volunteer, including Children's Ministry and Guest Relations. I also coach volleyball through the YMCA. In my spare time, I love exploring our great state and nation.
I work for Xcel Energy as a Corporate Economic Development Analyst, helping companies to locate or expand operations in our service areas. I am proud to work for a leader in the clean energy transition, the first major utility in the nation to announce its intention to provide 100% carbon-free electricity to its customers by 2050. I appreciate the future-forward culture of Xcel Energy, and its focus on improving the customer experience for residential and business customers, all while keeping bills low.
I am excited to work alongside the City Council in continuing to build a healthy and sustainable community. In that, my focus will be to support sustainability efforts, transportation improvements, and the attraction of primary employment and high-paying jobs for our residents, while not losing sight of the redevelopment opportunities the city has. I believe in seeking out and bringing resources together to help our community continue to thrive.