Board & Governance

Governance and Board

Chartered in 2005 under the name Wheat Ridge 2020, Localworks is a private, 501c3 non-profit organization serving the City of Wheat Ridge and it’s community members.

Localworks is volunteer powered, staff supported and board directed. There is an annual meeting each year and members vote on a slate of board nominees.

Articles of Incorporation: Our organization was originally incorporated as Wheat Ridge 2020, Inc. We currently do business under our tradename of Localworks. Here are our Articles of Incorporation as submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State.

Bylaws: To see our current Localworks bylaws, click here

Board of Directors

Localworks is a non-profit corporation with members who elect a Board of Directors serving staggered terms. The Board of Directors is elected based on a slate of candidates developed by the Nominating Committee of the stakeholder members of Localworks.

Under the bylaws, the Board must represent different geographic parts of the City of Wheat Ridge, and also different sectors of the market. There must be a business as well as a residential presence on the Board.

The Localworks Staff reports to the Executive Director, who serves at the pleasure of the Board.

Each board member serves on a committee alongside Localworks members. 

Any resident of Wheat Ridge can become involved with Localworks. Our membership consists of anyone that has been involved with Localworks in our community. At the annual meeting, the standing nominating committee of membership brings to the community a slate of board nominees for election.

 
 

Tadd Overstreet

President

Owner
Stylus and Crate

Jeremy Laufer

Vice President/ President-elect

Certified Financial Planner
Edward Jones

David Kueter

Secretary

Attorney
Water, Land Use and Land Conservation

Jill Gassen

Treasurer

Senior Loan Officer
Colorado Lending Source

Darin Hammerschmidt

Board Member

Certified Financial Planner
Waddell and Reed​​​

Cheryl Blum Garcia

Board Member

Owner
Legal Shield

Ross Carpenter

Board Member

Director of Leasing
NewMark Merrill

Joe DeMott

Board Member

Owner
Pietra’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant

Dan Graeve

Board Member

Master of Public Administration
State of Colorado

Stephanie Taylor

Board Member

Realtor
Keller Williams

Nicole Kostelecky

Board Member

Realtor
RE/MAX Alliance

Terry Womble

Board Member

Business Development
Complete Business Solutions

Localworks Projects

Localworks is proud to have a diverse offering of projects we manage for the Wheat Ridge community.

Ridge at 38

Ridge at 38 is a business corridor that Localworks promotes retention of businesses and community champions. At Ridge at 38, located in downtown Wheat Ridge, we emphasize tradition, encourage locally produced and handcrafted goods, and empower the cultivation and nourishment of new ideas to improve our local community. It is our mission to be a hub of positive growth for our community by hosting events, promoting local restaurants and shops, and supporting close relationships between community members in Wheat Ridge, Denver and beyond. Learn more about this project by clicking below.
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Clear Creek Makerspace

Clear Creek Makerspace is a place to come create, learn and connect. In 2019, Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge partnered to complete a preliminary feasibility analysis for an ArtSpace project. ArtSpace is an amazing organization that builds and operates affordable housing for artists. To guide this analysis, a group of local creators and partners was formed and the analysis was undertaken and completed. As a result, we learned a lot about creators and makers in Wheat Ridge and that there was an appetite for a place to come create, learn and connect. Learn more about the Makerspace and how it can benefit you and your small business today!
Learn More

Ridge at 38

Ridge at 38 is a business corridor that Localworks promotes retention of businesses and community champions. At Ridge at 38, located in downtown Wheat Ridge, we emphasize tradition, encourage locally produced and handcrafted goods, and empower the cultivation and nourishment of new ideas to improve our local community. It is our mission to be a hub of positive growth for our community by hosting events, promoting local restaurants and shops, and supporting close relationships between community members in Wheat Ridge, Denver and beyond. Learn more about this project by clicking below.

Clear Creek Makerspace

Clear Creek Makerspace is a place to come create, learn and connect. In 2019, Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge partnered to complete a preliminary feasibility analysis for an ArtSpace project. ArtSpace is an amazing organization that builds and operates affordable housing for artists. To guide this analysis, a group of local creators and partners was formed and the analysis was undertaken and completed. As a result, we learned a lot about creators and makers in Wheat Ridge and that there was an appetite for a place to come create, learn and connect. Learn more about the Makerspace and how it can benefit you and your small business today!