BENEFITING: YWCA Boulder County
The 11th annual Dancing with Boulder Stars takes place at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm. Can't wait to see you there! YOU decide who will be this year’s Dancing with Boulder Stars Champion. Place your “vote” for me by donating towards YWCA Boulder County programs. YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism; empowering women; and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Your donation will benefit YWCA's many programs and help those most in need.
Jill Grano is a Candidate for Boulder City Council. As Boulder’s City Councilwoman she hopes to focus on integral issues such as affordable and accessible housing, our energy future, support for small businesses, taking care of our most vulnerable populations, enhancing art and culture, and protecting open spaces. After completing her degree in Political Science at The College of Will & Mary, Jill moved to Boulder and quickly fell in love with Boulder’s natural beauty, creative spirit and commitment to the environment.
During her first year in Boulder, she taught Civics at The Watershed School where she immersed her students in community issues and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Jill also served on the Board of New Era Colorado where she registered voters, fought for marriage equality and campaigned for Local Power. Through New Era, she helped launch a campaign to reduce disposable bags, resulting in the current bag fee ordinance that has prevented thousands of bags from entering our landfills. Currently, Jill serves on the City of Boulder Board of Zoning Adjustments as the Vice Chair, and is on the board of Thistle Communities, a non-profit dedicated to bringing more affordable housing to Boulder. Aligning with one of Jill’s personal missions to create affordable and accessible housing, she also helped pass a bill to save mobile homes from tax lien investors which has in turn saved dozens of families from eviction. Jill is a lifetime member of The Sierra Club and Historic Boulder, and was named one of the top “40 under Forty young professionals who are shaping the future of Boulder Valley” by BizWest. This is just one of the numerous awards and endorsements Jill has received due to the many notable contributions she’s made to the community.
First and foremost Jill is a mother of two boys, Ryder and Treker, both of whom help inform her vision for the future of our community. And when she’s not working towards being Boulder’s City Councilwoman she loves playing with her children, hiking, mountain biking reading and traveling. Jill is very excited to be a celebrity in this year’s Dancing with Boulder Stars, because she loves the YWCA and everything it stands for. She contends that YWCA’s mission to protect children, empower women and girls, and eliminate racism is some of the most important work being done in the community.