Susan Peterson on Thursday announced to the Camera her candidacy for one of the six Boulder City Council seats up for election on Nov. 5.

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Susan Peterson

Peterson said she is a recently retired professional engineer and business executive. She founded the business sales program at Renewable Choice Energy, where she played a role in selling wind energy certificates to Whole Foods.

She also is co-founder of The Blue Line nonprofit that works to inform Boulder residents about political and controversial community issues.

She retired as an engineer and marketing executive with 40 years of worldwide experience leading teams in structural engineering, electronic design automation, telecommunications and renewable energy.

Peterson is a former PLAN-Boulder County board member.

She is campaigning on bringing better management of growth development and traffic to Boulder, respecting the city’s natural beauty and upping its climate action efforts and “fostering a diverse, vibrant and sustainable community that is accessible for people of all economic levels.”

She said she also is the former chair of Boulder’s Thorne Ecological Institute and helped to change Sombrero Marsh into an environmental education center. Peterson advocated for distribution of subsidies to underprivileged children at Columbine Elementary for six years while her son was a student there, she said.

She came to Boulder 25 years ago with her son.

“It worked out great for both me and my son, and I want to do my part to ensure it continues to be a great place for future generations of Boulderites,” Peterson said in a statement.

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