Firestone City Council: Don Conyac

Don Conyac, candidate for Firestone City Council, is pictured.

Name: Don Conyac

Website URL: donforfirestone.com

Age: 58

Family: Wife, Jennifer of 35 years; daughter, Stephanie; son donny

How long have you lived in Firestone: 7 and a half years old

Professional experience: 37 years as a firefighter

Political/community experience: Firestone Police Station Task Force, current Firestone Trustee

Education: High school, 1 ½ years college, numerous firefighting certifications, emergency medical technician for 37 years, hazardous materials certifications

Why are you running as a municipal administrator and what difference do you want to make as a Chief of Firestone if elected to that position?

I am currently a city councilor and am seeking re-election. I am running for re-election so I can complete several ongoing municipal infrastructure projects. The first is the new water plant that the city is about to complete and then become operational.

The second project is Central Park. For years, the residents of Firestone have been waiting for the construction of this park. Over the past year, the administrators have met with residents (and) worked on a master plan for the park. It is now in the feasibility phase. After this phase, the offer of the construction phase will begin. I wish I could finish this project.

Another project I would like to see completed in 2022 is a red light at the intersection of King Soopers and Colorado Boulevard. This is not a big project, but a much needed project requested by the majority of Firestone residents.

I am a person who gets things done. Firefighter for 37 years, 16 years at Rocky Flats and 22 years at Boulder. I responded to thousands of calls for help with the crew I was with and we handled those emergencies (by) taking action. The same process can be used to run a city but at a much more deliberate and methodical pace. Being an administrator is no different in many ways because I know government processes and can do what needs to be done, done.

In the wake of a group’s attempt to remove administrators last year, what will you do to to restore confidence in the leaders of the city?

I believe that once all the information regarding the recall and the group performing the recall is known, what really happened will become apparent. A report was released on the issues with the police service and the steps being taken to address these issues. The treatment of this question was done legally.

One of the issues I would like to address is the communication issue. Along with the rest of the board, I am currently working to resolve this issue. Could we have communicated better, yes? Unfortunately, during the investigation, due to the nature of the investigation, we were unable to comment.

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