Mayor Pro Tem
City of Thornton
Jessica Sandgren is a Colorado native who has lived in Thornton since 2003 with her husband and two daughters. She has a passion for teaching and as a K-12 licensed educator, she taught science for more than a decade. She was awarded numerous Science and STEM related grants for her students, and was instrumental in developing curriculum to help guide students on their journey to finding a career path. She continues working in the classroom as a high school mentor and frequently volunteers in her local school districts for panel discussions and project-based learning activities to bring awareness to local government issues, civic engagement, and leadership training. She is currently pursuing a career in real estate where she will focus on senior housing as well as home buyer programs for teachers and first responders.
As a community advocate, Mayor Pro Tem Sandgren has been working hard to help combat opioid addiction, supporting programs that retrain those coming out of jail, homelessness and drug addiction, as well as ensuring health care services are available to kids. She serves on the Board of Directors for Kids First Health Care, Unison Housing, BUDS Warehouse, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, and is a certified first responder with Adult Mental Health First Aid. Mayor Pro Tem Sandgren is also a member of the Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club and she and her husband are both graduates and alumni of the Thornton Citizen's Police Academy.
Mayor Pro Tem Sandgren is committed to serving her constituents, advocating for them and ensuring that they have a voice. She knows that together, we will keep Thornton strong and moving in the right direction.