Alison Coombs

Aurora City Council, Ward V


Alison will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Aurora City Council


Born and raised in Colorado, Alison is a long time champion for the dignity and rights of all people. She has worked for more than 15 years in disability services and special education promoting health, safety, and education for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Alison graduated from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2011, and received an MA in ethics and political philosophy from Binghamton University in 2013. At Binghamton she was a founding member of the LGBT Graduate Students Association and was President of the Graduate Student Organization.

When she returned to Colorado, Alison settled in Aurora and found her place in the life of our city. While continuing to work in human services, she became a regular at council meetings, bringing greater transparency and accountability to council decisions. In 2017, she volunteered on several campaigns to bring new leadership to City Hall.

Alison’s lifetime of overcoming adversity, lifting up those around her, and steadfast defense of human dignity has led her to this moment of change. We are a city coming into our own, and the choices we make now will determine whether this is truly our Aurora. In Alison, we have a dedicated servant leader, who has always put community first, and never backed down from a challenge. As we build this city together, Alison will be at our side, ensuring that City Hall is first and foremost the people’s house.

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