Julia Marvin is committed to making her city a better place
Julia Marvin is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2021
Julia Marvin, 34
When Julia Marvin faces a tough choice, she asks herself a few tough questions: Can I sleep at night with the decision I made? Can I back up my choice with evidence and solid reasoning? Is it true to my values and beliefs? Have I put in my best effort? Is this as close to a win-win as it can be?
“When I can answer yes to those questions, then it’s easier to have peace and face whatever comes next,” Thornton’s youngest city councilor says. “And if the answer to some of them is no, then it’s an opportunity to reflect on what went well, what didn’t and how I can do better next time.”
Marvin has fought to bring more transparency to council and city processes, advocated for using CARES Act funding to help the most vulnerable residents, and fought for policies to support working families. Last summer, she helped launch a city council committee focused on equity in police oversight, transportation, communications and amenities.
“Julia is truly committed to making her city a better place,” friend Dan Pinkston says. “She is always willing to talk with people and hear their stories and concerns.”
Her No. 1 goal: “To advocate for policies with tangible outcomes that will help working families thrive and leave Thornton a better place than when I began.”
This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.