CONTRIBUTED BY DON SHEEHAN
Don Sheehan is running for the District 4 Centennial City Council seat in the November 5, 2019 election. Don moved to unincorporated Arapahoe County in 1992, where he still lives in Centennial’s District 4. Don was active in the formation of Centennial. In 2000, city founders organized the campaign to incorporate Centennial. “Our tax base was being eroded by annexation from several surrounding communities. Creating a new city protected the revenues we needed to maintain police, fire and essential services without increased taxes.”
Don retired in 2018 after over thirty years in the high technology field, the last 16 years at the Oracle Corporation.
“When I retired, I wanted to do something completely different. I’m retired, not tired. Volunteering with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office as a Victim Advocate is one of the most challenging things I’ve done and maybe the most rewarding. The 4 AM call to help a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or an unexpected death is not easy. You get an up-close picture of what our police do every day. And you help someone get through an awful situation.”
Don serves as a commissioner on the City of Centennial Senior Commission. “We advise City Council on matters affecting the senior community.” The Senior Commission also provides a series of educational and educational programs aimed at the senior audience.
Don is a member of the Transportation Solutions Arapahoe County board, which works on issues of seniors and transportation.
Don volunteers at Wings Over the Rockies including the new Centennial Airport location, Exploration of Flight, where he runs one of the flight simulators.
“Centennial is one of the best cities to live in and I’m excited about contributing to its continued success as a member of City Council.”
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