Councilmember JOSHUA Rivero
20120 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138
What is your occupation?
Owner of Fika Coffee House
Which subdivision do you live in and how long have you lived there?
Idyllwilde since 2006
What other governmental service have you been involved in?
Previous Parker Town Council Member 2012-2020
What is your educational background?
Ponderosa High School 1990, Studied Western History Metropolitan State College of Denver
What community activities are you/have you been involved in?
Prior to my service as a Parker Town Councilmember, I was president of the Downtown Development Council, a merchant organization and precursor to today's Downtown Business Alliance. From 2012-2020 I had the honor of representing my fellow citizens as a Parker Town Councilmember. In that role I had the honor of serving in capacities too numerous to list. Through it all, I have been a Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Parker - Cherry Creek Valley or "Noon Club" as we're known by.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy living in Colorado for its outdoor opportunities including cycling, hiking, kayaking, golf, and disc golf. I'm also a "Barn Dad" and you can find me watching my daughter ride at Colorado Horse Park whenever possible.
What made you decide to run for Town Council?
I ran for Town Council for Parker, all 58,000 of us. Experience matters. Currently, the mayor and Town Council have a combined 12 years of serving this community, compared to 36 combined years of service only two years ago. I bring additional experience in leading this Town through my previous 8 years on Town Council. I have the experience needed to both listen, understand and then negotiate the importance of ensuring we retain funding for our nationally recognized Parks & Recreation, Arts & Culture, and Police Departments as well as all our other award winning departments that now may be in jeopardy. Parker is my hometown and I work for her.
What will your top priorities be on Town Council?
To keep Parker, Parker. I have been part of founding many great traditions in Parker, such as Wine Walks, Carriage Rides, and bringing the Farmers Market back to Mainstreet. My passion is for the betterment of Parker, and for all of us to enjoy and be proud of our hometown. I have always said what makes us Parker is how we treat each other, no matter what. When I ran for Mayor in November one of my goals was to unify Parker. I feel that we are more divided now than ever. This is a nonpartisan election, for a nonpartisan position. One of my strengths is that I have earned the trust, respect and support of the community as a whole. This race is about Parker, it is about all of Parker, it is about all of us.