It’s my home. It’s the city where my husband of 42 years and I started a business over 36 years ago. It’s the place where I fought to save our local fire station, Fire Station 3 – my first and accidental step into public service.
It’s where I served as a city councilmember and utilities board member, and a county commissioner. And it’s where I was honored to be elected as President of a national organization representing local governments and selected as the Colorado state director of a federal agency serving rural communities throughout the state.
Our Voice. Our City. Our Mayor.
Watch Sallie Clark's announcement for Mayor of Colorado Springs!
We have a bright future ahead.
At the same time, we face new challenges.
Sallie gets things done!
Sallie’s experience at all levels of business and government from local to federal:
- Colorado Springs City Councilmember
- Colorado Springs Utilities Board Member
- El Paso County Commissioner
- Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Chair and Board Member
- Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) Chair and Board Member
- President of National Association of Counties (NACo)
- Executive State Director of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for Colorado
- Business Entrepreneur
- Neighborhood Association President
Sallie’s background, involvement and knowledge has enabled her to move important projects and initiatives forward as a leader, as a team member and as a supporter. These include:
A Safe Community-
Criminal Justice Reform and Pretrial Services advocacy
Fort Carson Buffer Zone collaboration with the Nature Conservancy and the Economic Development Corporation to ensure long term sustainability
Waldo Canyon Fire Recovery:
-Waldo Canyon Fire Regional Recovery Group Co-Chair
-Emergency Watershed Protection Funding
-Fire Recovery Colorado Department of Transportation Projects
Pine Beetle Forest Mitigation Partnership with the U.S. Forest Service
Led the fight to save Fire Station 3 and improve public safety staffing, equipment and facilities to improve response times and service levels
Black Forest Fire Recovery and Community Insurance Assistance
Community Wildfire Protection Plans for El Paso County
Broadmoor Bluffs Drive Extension for emergency wildfire evacuation access
Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
A Resilient Community-
Cheyenne Mountain State Park Acquisition and Development
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Preservation
Stratton Open Space Preservation
Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex
Bear Creek Regional Park Conservation Easement to preserve open space
Bear Creek Dog Park Improvements
Rainbow Falls Historic Recreation Area Acquisition and Preservation
Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District Legislation
Southern Delivery System (SDS) Water Principles Agreement with Pueblo County
A Thriving Community-
Support for Trails and Open Space, Public Safety and Transportation funding initiatives
Travel & Tourism Authority Board Member – Provided funding and established a presence for Colorado tourism (Colorado.com/1-800-COLORADO) following the elimination of the Colorado Tourism Board
Partnerships with rural housing nonprofits and USDA programs
Opportunity Zone and Affordable Housing forums in rural Colorado
State of Colorado Office of Regulatory Reform Advisory Board
A Healthy and Strong Community-
Not One More Child Coalition Initiative to prevent child abuse
National Opioid Task Force established with National Association of Counties and National League of Cities
Social Detox Center for El Paso County
Safe and Secure Counties Presidential Initiative – National Association of Counties (NACo)
A Planned Community-
Envision Highway 24 West
Cimarron Bridge Reconstruction
I25 Widening Project (The Gap) from Monument to Castle Rock
I25 Widening and Interchange Improvements Including Bijou, Fillmore, Academy and north to Monument
Martin Luther King Bypass to the Colorado Springs Airport
I25 and Cimarron Interchange
Gate 19 Interchange at Fort Carson
Westside Avenue Action Plan (WAAP) W. Colorado Ave to Manitou Springs
In serving you these many years, I’ve fought for our fair share, made tough decisions,
and planned for the future. It’s about improving our quality of life -- for all of us.
We share the same goals: clean streets; smooth roads; kids who feel safe walking to good schools;
trails that are well-maintained and welcoming;
and the assurance that our water and utility needs are met, far into the future.