Boulder, Colorado Mayor Shaun McGrath tapped by Obama for Washington D.C. post…elephantjournal.com editor Waylon Lewis to run.

Via on Jan 30, 2009

It’s been reported all over. Everywhere. Here and There. Our mayor—a good, sharp, highly-competent man by the name of Shaun McGrath, is joining the Obama Administration. Even ‘worse’ for we Boulderites, we’ll also be losing his wife, Becca Heaton, ed-in-chief of Rocky Mountain Sports and longtime colleague/acquaintance of mine—she’ll join Mr. McGrath in D.C.

As for my City Council run, it’s a matter of time before I run for something (dog-catcher…). For all you bit at a young age by the political bug, you know what I mean. Getting involved in the civic life and mundane details of your community may seem unnervingly boring (watch Boulder’s Channel 8, you’ll see what I mean) but like anything that matters, the magic is right there in those boring details. You might discuss whether a building gets to exceed our height limit for a mind-numbing hour, but at the end of the night you’ve helped, in some small way, to determine the future of a community you care about.

As for my City Council run this Fall…I’m meeting with a bunch of folks smarter and more knowledgeable than I in the next week, get their advice, then decide. A lot depends on where elephantjournal.com is at—and of course whether I think I have the team and resources for a serious City Council run. The one thing I know at this point: I do have the interest (not to run for mayor—you can’t, in Boulder, where the City Council appoints the mayor)—but to get involved in a helpful way in the life of the town I was born and raised in, and that’s supported the growth of my eco-minded, ‘mindful’ small business.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Boulder, Colorado Mayor Shaun McGrath tapped by Obama for Washington D.C. post…elephantjournal.com editor Waylon Lewis to run.”

  1. [...] starting with my attendance at a goodbye party for our fine mayor, Shaun McGrath, who just got hired away by President Obama, I’ve started consulting with Council members (and spouses), and have met or talked briefly [...]

  2. Francesca Troiani says:

    GOOD FOR YOU, WAYLON! Glad to see you are still in the center of the center, thanks for being such a force of inspiration. Hug from California.

  3. For Dating says:

    Hi, I was researching the web and I ran into your website. Keep up the great work.

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