In early 2019, Boulder Progressives was formed by a group of over 40 diverse people from around the city and county of Boulder representing a broad range of community members concerned that the voice of the people was being lost to the demands of the privileged political class that has long dominated Boulder politics and leadership.

We are a grassroots organization committed to elevating the voices and concerns of underrepresented communities in Boulder County. We advocate for policies that protect human rights, and advance social and environmental justice at the local level.

If you have questions for us or suggestions for how we can better support all of the people of Boulder, please join us at one of our meetups, or contact us via email. And thank you!

Steering Committee

Claudia Hanson Thiem

Currently on Loan to Nicole Speer’s Campaign

Mountain-loving, food-gardening, cohousing mom-on-a-bike. Board member at Boulder Housing Coalition and Boulder Cooperative Food. Community columnist for the Daily Camera. Exploring justice, equity, and climate action through housing, transportation, and land use policy.

Katie Farnan

Mother, librarian, nonprofiteer, former Cardboard Cory handler, and passionate advocate for social infrastructure and housing for all.

Mark Van Akkeren

Liaison. Arbiter. Observer. Strategist. Building products, people, and organizations. Catalyst for high performance. Caution: rhymes with snark.

Ryan Welsh

Designer, maker, and fixer of things. Bike commuter with a heart of gold and titanium frame. Crack graphic designer and uppity Extinction Rebel. But maybe, at this moment, in the mountains.