In early 2019, Boulder Progressives was formed by a group of over 40 diverse people from around Boulder city and county representing a broad range of community members concerned that the voice of the people was being lost to the demands and debate of the privileged elite political class that has long dominated Boulder politics and leadership.
Our aim is to build a grassroots coalition that cannot be ignored, that will elect leaders that are genuinely vested in representing all of Boulder’s citizens, and that will hold our elected officials accountable. If you share our mission, please join us and get involved.
Full time slayer, fire starter, cat herder, mother of warriors, modern hippie, 100% activated.
Boulder resident since 2012; father, husband, marketer, outdoor sports nerd, judoka. Doing my best to see the world through an inclusive, human lens as we work to address human rights issues, including climate change, housing, education, transportation, health, and governance
Claudia Hanson Thiem
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.
Building community, mentoring youth, and cutting hair at Brooklyn Barber Academy. Little league coach and radio host. Awesomely awesome and here to get shit done. Prairie dogs don’t pay taxes.
Proud CU alum, now supporting student leadership at the CU Environmental Center. Co-op dweller, trail crew leader, aunt and godmother. Connecting the dots between social justice, economy, and environment.
Transit, bike, and pedestrian advocate. Walking the walk on walkable neighborhoods. Happiest when learning something new: swing dance, tai chi, improv, public speaking…and now local politics.
Mark Van Akkeren
Liaison. Arbiter. Observer. Strategist. Building products, people, and organizations. Catalyst for high performance. Caution: rhymes with snark.
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.