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Help Caley Orr get elected as MCA District 8 Delegate

by Team Caley - District 8: Conservatory Green

We're supporting: Vote for A Change by Rename St*pleton For All

Candidate(s) : Caley Orr

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My name is Caley Orr and I’m running for MCA District 8 Delegate because I believe we can do better to live out the promises of the “Green Book”, Stapleton’s Development Plan. We are privileged to live in a neighborhood with beautiful open spaces, parks, and other amenities; however, we fall short of our goals when it comes to the development’s guiding principle of social equity, socioeconomic and racial diversity, inclusivity, and the creation of strong ties between us and surrounding neighborhoods. Nevertheless, I have faith that as a community, we genuinely hope to meet these worthy aspirations.
Changing our community name is one important step forward. We need to rename Stapleton utilizing a fair and democratic process that considers the input of all residents. As your delegate, I will work to ensure that our community spaces, events, and programming are providing opportunities for people of all ages, incomes, family situations, and ethnicities.
I grew up in Colorado and completed my bachelor’s degree at CU Boulder. I lived out-of-state for many years pursuing my career, but I was fortunate to return in 2014 and am eager to be involved in the place I love and truly call “home.” Since returning, I have lived in Conservatory Green with my wife of 11 years (and now our infant daughter). Professionally, I hold a PhD in anthropology from Arizona State University and now have my dream job as a CU professor, in which I conduct research in my field and teach anatomy to students of the health professions. Anthropology provides a strong intellectual appreciation of human diversity, but it is my students and the friendships I’ve forged with folks from all walks of life that truly motivate me.
As your MCA District 8 delegate, I will use my passion for social equity and democracy, strong organizational skills, and genuine interest in people to guide my service to the neighborhood. I ask for your support and promise to listen to your ideas and concerns on all matters.

About

Representing a wide range of experience and reasons for running, this slate of eight candidates favor removing from the development, the name that honors former Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton, a Ku Klux Klan member supported by the hate group in the 1920s. District Delegates meet monthly to advise the MCA Board, to elect new MCA Board members, and to approve or veto the budget. The MCA Board has legal authority to change the community name. Board elections will occur later this year.


These candidates include a high school honor student, a medical researcher, community organizer, lawyer, creative director for a small business, and more. Rename St*pleton for All will be campaigning full force for these candidates because we share the values of a welcoming, inclusive community, and these candidates represent a diversity of age, gender, race and ethnicity.  We are getting back to the book.


Rename St*pleton for All will be conducting a people-to-people, door-to-door, campaign to educate the community about MCA election processes and to prepare them to vote by proxy or in person at the MCA Annual meeting, November 14th at 6:30 pm at The Cube, 8371 Northfield Blvd (E. 49th Ave.).


Click here to learn which district you reside in!


Banner image art by Paul Heaston - Instagram:@paulheaston - Facebook: @PaulHeastonArtist

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