Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nick Gradisar Wins Pueblo Mayor

Congratulations to Nick Gradisar, long-serving Pueblo civic activist, on his election as mayor of Pueblo, Colorado. Gradisar led the campaign to create a strong mayor form of government for Pueblo, which had been led by a city council-manager form of government, with a council-elected, mostly ceremonial president.

Promising change and not the status quo from insiders, Gradisar won with 58 percent over a former council president, Steve Nawrocki.

Pueblo business and other civic leaders have been concerned with the city’s slow job and population growth while the rest of the state has been booming.

Gradisar’s base of experience is serving on the Pueblo Board of Water Works for more than a decade, including two terms as board president. Pueblo Water has been the city’s most respected organization for decades. Alan Hamel, the water department’s long-time, now retired, executive director, chaired Gradisar’s campaign.

Pueblo’s mayor-elect Nick Gradisar celebrates his victory
 Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 | Dan Boyce/CPR News

Read Pueblo Chieftain: Gradisar wins Pueblo mayoral race

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