Meet Angie Bedolla
Angie has spent most of her career bringing parties together. This work has improved communities, forged strong relationships, and helped businesses of all sizes thrive.
Since 2015, Angie has worked directly on economic development in her positions with both Adams County and Xcel Energy. These roles have equipped Angie with the valuable experience and knowledge needed to support private industry job creators to effectively locate or re-locate their businesses into communities like Thornton. She believes from experience that when good companies and the local community work together, better things happen.
Angie manages the real estate program, while also analyzing companies and industries in the Corporate Economic Development department. She is truly proud to work for a leader in the clean energy transition, the first major utility in the nation to announce its intention to provide 100% carbon free electricity to its customers by 2050. She appreciates the future-forward culture of Xcel Energy as being a leader in the clean energy transition, its focus on improving the customer experience, all while keeping bills low.
Angie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business while working and raising her two daughters. She also participated in the 2019-2020 Adams 12 Leadership Academy where she learned about educational policies, actions, and financials. She was also accepted into the Impact Denver spring class where she is working with others on a community project for an organization in the Metro area. Angie finds these leadership opportunities exciting as she thrives off of helping businesses and communities overcome challenges to become stronger.
Angie was appointed to serve on Thornton’s City Council in February 2020. As councilwoman, Angie got to work right away. She greatly enjoys being a voice for her constituents and working alongside the rest of City Council to support efforts that build a healthy and thriving community. She advocates for sustainability efforts, transportation improvements, and the ongoing need to attract and retain primary employment and high paying jobs to our community. Angie is a believer in working collaboratively to bring resources together that will help our community.
Angie has always had a passion for giving back to our community. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, on the Development Council for Adams County Regional Economic Partnership, and on her Church’s Board where she also co-leads the Women’s Ministry Executive Team. Angie has also enjoyed working with and mentoring young women by coaching multiple volleyball teams through the YMCA.
PERSONAL AND FAMILY
Angie is a proud mother of two beautiful and inspirational daughters (14 and 9) that she is raising here in Thornton. She has lived in Thornton for 15 years after growing up in an Army family where both her mother and father served our Country in the Army. Angie enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring our great state, hiking, reading, and embracing the great outdoors.