Sallie Clark Mayor | Colorado Springs, CO


Sallie Clark

Colorado Springs

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.

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We have a bright future ahead.
At the same time, we face new challenges.

Crime in Colorado Springs continues to be a concern for residents

Crime is on the rise while emergency response times for our first responders continue to get worse.

Pikes Peak known as Americas Mountain in Colorado Springs and Catamount Reservoir

Our beautiful Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, is at risk. Pre-wildfire mitigation is critical to prevent future disasters.

Seniors worry about the cost of living and making ends meet in Colorado Springs

Families and seniors are facing higher utility bills and must decide whether they can afford medicine, food and housing.

Businesses face an uncertain future in Colorado Springs with financial challenges

Businesses face an uncertain economy and increased government regulations while worker shortages continue.

The issue of homelessness continues to be a concern of residents in Colorado Springs. Sallie Clark as candidate for mayor will work to address this community issue with collaboration and regional solutions.

Perhaps most important, the wave of homelessness. As more of our neighbors live in extreme poverty and untreated mental illness, homelessness is ruining our cityscape and making our streets, parks and trails a danger. A tough, compassionate and innovative approach is critical to the future of our city and our quality of life.

Garden of the Gods Park is a gem in the region among the many city parks, trails and open spaces in Colorado Springs

Our city parks, trails and open spaces are faced with maintenance shortfalls that threaten the natural beauty that draws us to Colorado Springs. We must be good stewards of the vision and legacy of our city's founders and planning for the future by preserving our open spaces and undeveloped lands through the creation of public-private partnerships.

Sallie gets things done!

Sallie’s experience at all levels of business and government from local to federal:


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 ( 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.

“What People Say About Sallie”


– Don Knight, Former Colorado Springs City Councilmember

“While on Colorado Springs City Council, my #1 priority was to protect the character and safety of your neighborhood from overdevelopment.  In working with Sallie Clark over the years, I know she has and will continue to do the same.  She sees what our community can be and follows through.  Sallie and her husband established a business in 1986 near Old Colorado City, saving a now beautiful Victorian house from demolition and restoring three turn of the century homes.  She began her step into public service as an advocate to save Fire Station 3 on the historic Westside to keep response times low and has continued her support of both fire and law enforcement in elected office. As a Councilmember, I also learned the importance of having a Mayor with national level experience to help keep the history, scenic beauty and culture of the Pikes Peak region. As the only candidate to have served at the Federal level, I’m proud to endorse Sallie Clark as the right choice; at the right time; as our next Mayor of Colorado Springs.”

Yes, we have challenges. But we have what it takes to make Colorado Springs the BEST city in America. It’s time to get things done, for all of Colorado Springs.