With a devoted commitment to make a difference at the community level, Maria Gonzalez has extensive experience in the business, government, and non-profit sectors. Since 2007, Maria has owned and operated Gonzalez Insurance Group, a Commerce City small business that focuses primarily on the transportation and construction industry. Prior to her private sector career, Maria served as the Community Liaison for Commerce City for 10 years.
Maria is also the founder of Adelante Community Development, a non-profit organization that supports small business development and growth in Adams County. In the community, Maria has served on multiple non-profit boards and collaborative coalitions focused on community empowerment, economic development, and social change. She is currently serves as co-founder and board member of the Commerce City Chamber of Commerce.
Recently, Maria created and organized the Commerce City Community Festival, a citywide gathering to celebrate Commerce City's diversity and it's efforts in creating inclusive communities.
Areas of Expertise: Economic Development, Business Development, Marketing, Community Outreach
Maria is married with two children and a grandson.
Serving the Community
Make Commerce City a destination where people enjoy to live, work, learn and play.
Supportive of economic development: Empower and support local business to achieve sustainability within our city as well as to attract more businesses to meet the needs of our residents.
Education and quality of a life: Promote and support the continue education of our residents creating partnerships that will bring a trade school and job skill readiness for our community.
Fiscal Responsibility: Outreach to the community and stake holders to work together on important issues to move our city forward.
We need to make Commerce City a destination for skilled workforce development and education. I will fight to bring the training, schools and programs needed to bring new jobs to our city and to keep our city's workforce strong.
Commerce City is Open for Business
My goal is to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive and encourage new businesses to make CC their home. As a former small business owner, member of the Commerce City Chamber board of directors, and Governor Appointee to the State Minority Business Advisory Council, I know what small businesses in Commerce City need to thrive.
Childcare We Deserve
I raised my two children as a single mother and know the challenges of finding a quality, affordable childcare service. Right now, childcare in our city is neither convenient nor affordable. As your Mayor, I will fight tirelessly to get families the childcare they deserve.
Its time for leadership to represent our current community.
We can't win without your support.
Help us achieve our goals together.