Guyleen was elected to represent Ward 5 on Broomfield City Council in 2017. She states she decided to run for office because women and minorities are underrepresented in all levels of government. Reflecting on what got her to her current position, she says she's always wanted to be an agent for positive change and doing what's right.
"I believe we are put on this earth to help one another so being of service to my community and taking action to improve the lives of others comes naturally to me."
Education and Professional BackgroundAfter graduating from the University of New Orleans with a BA in Communications, Guyleen landed her first journalism job at a local TV affiliate working as an Assistant News Producer. Working on multiple live news programs instilled in her a sense of urgency. Years of having to tell an entire story in 30 seconds also made her a fan of brevity. Jobs in producing and news promotions lead her to a career as a network marketing executive.
Community ExperienceAnother passion is feeding people, both literally and figuratively. Guyleen currently works part-time for Coal Creek Meals on Wheels as an assistant chef, feeding the senior and homebound populations of Lafayette, Louisville, Erie and Superior. This service provides nutritious food as well as checking in with the clients to ensure their needs are met.
Prior to moving to Broomfield in 2013, Guyleen worked for the Downtown Women's Center (DWC), a non-profit in Los Angeles. The mission of the DWC is to provide permanent, supportive housing and a safe and healthy community. The DWC strives to provide a community that fosters dignity, respect, and personal stability, as well as advocating to end homelessness for women. The DWC is nationally recognized as a prototype for unique and effective programs serving homeless women and ending homelessness.
Service on Council
Guyleen is currently serving on the following local and regional boards and commissions:
- Health and Human Services Advisory Committee
- Open Space and Trails Committee
- Broomfield Early Childhood Council
- Local Licensing Authority
- Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI)
- Metro Area County Commissioners (MACC)
- County Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT)