Curtis Gardner said he's running for one of the Aurora City Council'a at-large seats.
On Nov. 5, Aurora voters will elect a mayor and fill five council seats, including two at-large members. Candidates have until Aug. 27 to file paperwork to run.
Gardner has been the executive vice president of Aurora Federal Credit Union for almost 12 years.
“I am running for City Council because I believe Aurora residents deserve leaders who are ready to face the challenges of the future,” Gardner said in a statement.
“Aurora is where our family calls home — we work in Aurora, we go to church in Aurora and we live in Aurora — I want to give back to the community that has given so much to me.”
He said his priorities on the council will be economic development, public safety and Aurora's quality of life.
“Aurora is a wonderful place to live, raise a family and start a business — I’d like to keep it that way," Gardner stated. "Ensuring jobs & educational opportunities for all Aurora residents will help to maintain and grow that quality of life.”
Gardner chairs the Aurora Citizens Advisory Budget Committee, a City Council-appointed board to study the city budget and make recommendations.
He also is president of the Briarcliff at Seven Hills HOA and vice president of the Denver chapter of the Mountain West Credit Union Association.