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

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 30, 2009
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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 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 & 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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Boulder, Colorado Mayor Shaun McGrath tapped by Obama for Washington D.C. post… 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.

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