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Matt Benjamin

Committee Chair

Matt Benjamin has lived in Boulder for 20 years with his wife and 2 kids. He holds a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado.  Matt ran for Boulder City Council in 2017, then was the Executive Director of The Coalition in 2019. He also served on the City's Campaign Finance and Election Reform Working Group in 2018.  He is also on the Board of Directors of the Boulder Open Space Conservancy and the Idaho Conservation League. 

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Jan Burton


Jan Burton served on City Council from 2015-2017 and has been active in local politics since then, focusing on good governance. She is also an advocate for the Arts and recently joined the Create Boulder Board to assist artists and cultural organizations in this time of need. She is an avid hiker and volunteer raptor monitor for Boulder’s Open Space Mountain Parks. She is also a housing and climate advocate, and you’ll see her riding around town on her e-bike; ballot petitions tucked firmly under her arm.

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Mark McIntyre


McIntyre currently serves on the Transportation Advisory Board, and was appointed to the Boulder Campaign Finance Working Group after the 2017 election, creating what is now Boulder’s Campaign Finance code. He has taken strong stands to promote social justice, increase economic vitality, and support CU South flood mitigation. As a member of TAB, McIntyre was instrumental in creating the opportunity for advanced multi-use road construction on the North Broadway redevelopment.

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Alli Fronzaglia


Alli first moved to Boulder in 2005 and has lived here with her husband and daughter for 10 years collectively. She is a freelance writer, an Audubon-trained Naturalist, and co-founder of Boulder Hiker Chicks. Alli serves as Vice Chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and as Board Secretary for the PLAY Boulder Foundation. In her free time, Alli can be found hiking and running Boulder’s trails or standup paddleboarding on Boulder Reservoir. 


Gala Orba

Canvass Coordinator

Gala Orba is an Actuarial Scientist and a natural at assessing risk. She runs her own business, Portside Vacation Rentals, and loves to dance.  She taught secondary math for four years in Boulders’ public and private schools. Prior to teaching, she was the Demo and Education Coordinator for Pangea Organics, a local skincare company.    More recently she volunteered as an Area Coordinator for the Boulder Democratic Party during the 2018 midterm elections and ran for Boulder City Council in 2019. She’s a feminist and a visionary armed with the power of patience and trust in the good of all people.

Shelley Dunbar


In 2005 Shelley and her husband moved back to Boulder where they ran the North American operations for the outdoor brand Sea to Summit and in 2017 bought and revived the treasured independent outdoor store, Neptune Mountaineering. Shelley has served as a representative on the Open Space & Mountain Park’s Community Collaborative Group during the West TSA process, followed by serving a 5-year term on the Open Space Board of Trustees. She was one of the founding members of Open Boulder and still serves on its board today. Rock climbing was the passion that brought Shelley to Boulder in the early 80’s and it’s still her main outdoor passion today.

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