Tara has a unique expertise in forming partnerships, listening to people, understanding problems, and developing solutions. She is what you would call “a people person.” Graduating with a B.S. in Economics, she’s owned a successful small business in Boulder for over 25 years. Her love of Boulder has led her to serve on an impressive number of City boards and groups, including Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), Chautauqua Access Management Plan, Capital Tax Renewal Advisory Committee, Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives Board, Boulder Urban Renewal Authority, and the Capital Tax Renewal Advisory Committee. Her top priorities as a candidate are increasing public safety while addressing rising crime, economic vitality – especially for small businesses, climate action, sensible growth, and creating affordable housing solutions. Tara and her husband are empty nesters with all three of their daughters living in Boulder County. She’s an avid hiking and biking enthusiast, so you might see her out there.