District 1’s Wishlist for 2021 City Council Priorities

The new City Council will soon set its priorities for the next two years. Having walked over 250 miles to connect with as many neighbors in District 1 as possible, I heard many, many shared priorities – I’ve listed them below: 1. Demand creative solutions to achieve the best Hughes outcomes, avoid legal fees, and […]

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Updated Election Results as of 4/15

Today’s updated election results from the City of Fort Collins Government are posted: https://www.fcgov.com/elections/results Nick Armstrong – 3390 (49.76%)Susan Gutowsky – 3423 (50.24%) It’s easy to become disillusioned when your favored candidate isn’t elected, especially in close races like ours. Disillusioned about the state of things – your neighbors’ priorities, the City, the future. The […]

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About Those Election Results

The Coloradoan indicated that a difference of 34 votes makes our race too close to call, and the City Clerk’s office has a number of steps to go to finalize a result and has asked for more time to do that. Mindful that our country just went through a divisive election in November, we should […]

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Walking All of District 1 – A Creative Course Change is Coming

My team and I have been knocking on every door in District 1. Neighborhood after neighborhood, around 10 miles of walking each day. Beyond reaffirming the value of good orthotics and quality footwear, I’ve had some truly wonderful conversations with neighbors.

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Let’s talk Hughes and the Environment

Throughout Fort Collins, we’re living the impact of a singular focus on building a community around an admittedly very-special hub: Old Town. While I love and appreciate what Old Town has to offer, when it comes to the edges of Fort Collins, we’ve left it largely to developers to fund and plan literally everything. That’s […]

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What I’ve learned from talking to organizations and neighbors around District 1

Focused, purposeful outreach is the first step to engaging in the community, and I’ve had conversations with countless organizations, neighbors, and community leaders to learn what they expect from a Fort Collins City Councilperson. In running for City Council, organizations and groups often reach out to you directly. For instance: Here are my responses to […]

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About those bike lanes and trails in Fort Collins District 1…

Let’s talk about transportation infrastructure in Fort Collins District 1. Today Governor Polis shared this very cool idea and story: “How Colorado’s Free E-Bike Program Fits Into Its Plan To Slow Climate Change” – https://www.cpr.org/2021/02/10/how-colorados-free-e-bike-program-fits-into-its-plan-to-slow-climate-change/ I truly wish something like this was feasible in Fort Collins, but no matter where you live in District 1, […]

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Check out the Nick For FoCo Campaign HQ

As a parentpreneur, I know well the struggles that come with teaching your kids, running a business, or running a City Council campaign from your kitchen table turned classroom. Without a strong support structure, it’s damn near impossible. Our family has been learning and growing together during COVID, and we know the difficulties first-hand. We’re […]

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Nick For FoCo: Interview with Aquiles Quiroga

Nick Armstrong in an interview with local musician and small business owner Aquiles Quiroga about persevering as a creative and running a business during COVID. Follow Aquiles’ music at: https://www.facebook.com/achillesquiroga and directly at: [email protected] Check out what Aquiles has to say and learn more about how Nick will have your back on Fort Collins City […]

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Nick For FoCo: What are your favorite local businesses?

What are some of your favorite local Fort Collins businesses? Just a few of mine: Akinz, Horsetooth Hot Sauce, and Life’s a Buch Kombucha! You can find all sorts of other local businesses right on the Fort Collins Marketplace created by Visit Fort Collins! Supporting local businesses owned by your neighbors helps create jobs, keeps […]

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