Name: Liz Locricchio, FNP-C
Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner
Hometown: Louisville, CO
Resident of Erie Since: 2001
Husband: Rob Locricchio
Children: Cameron (8), Kyle (5)
Dogs: Nanook (2), Patch (1)
* Associates of Applied Science – Front Range Community College of Nursing
* Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.) – Regis University
* Master of Science – University of Colorado
* PhD Student Applicant – University of Colorado
To improve the health and wellness of Erie's community and economy with honesty and integrity.
I am a 35 year Coloradan who grew up in Louisville and graduated from Fairview High School. My husband and I moved to Erie in 2001, where we began our life journey together and decided that Erie was the place for us to raise our family. My husband, Rob and I have 2 wonderful boys, Cameron (8) and Kyle (5) who mean the world to me and are the inspiration for my interest in running for trustee. When I am not working, you can find me on the Erie sidelines cheering on my boys, running a race, camping, skiing, hiking, and enjoying everything Colorado has to offer!
Healthy Development = Healthy Economy = Healthy Community
When I first moved to Erie, the roads in old town had just been paved and the population was a little over 8,000 people. In the 16 years I have lived here, the population has grown 187% and so has the traffic. I understand Erie is a growing community, and who can blame anyone for wanting to live here, after all we have a great community, wonderful schools, unique businesses; all within miles of some of Colorado’s best features. I like to say we are a welcoming community, however; we have to be cautious when approving future residential development and ensure we are taking a common-sense approach to protect the things that make Erie the special community that it is. It is my belief that such items as thru traffic, business access, school overcrowding, and safety should be considered when it comes to issuing building permits and as trustee, I will make it a priority to see such items are acknowledged.
Although we have added some much needed commercial accommodations, I still find myself spending money in neighboring communities as the accommodations provided do not always compliment the needs of a busy working family; those who require convenience, affordability and a family friendly atmosphere. I firmly support the idea of investing in local business, that’s why I believe it is critical for Erie’s economic future to strategically develop the 4 corners, 9-mile corner, and I-25 corridor with businesses that complement the needs of residents, while expanding commercial zoning, access, and parking in the historic downtown district to ensure additional shopping and restaurant options can be added. I believe a balanced approach between residential and commercial development and strategic planning will ensure money circulates within our community, create employment opportunities, help lower the cost of water and protect our economic integrity.
As a health care provider, health and wellness is not only a profession, but a lifestyle. I participate in many of the health and wellness programs Erie has to offer, and would like to see some town sponsored incentives that promote healthy living. In addition, I would like to assist in expanding recreational programs, more frequent recycling, composting options and adding community gardens.
I am truly appreciative to have the opportunity to represent such a great community of people, and committed to working with fellow board members and town administration to make a difference. I look forward to serving you as a trustee!