Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully

Serving District 1

Carrie Warren-Gully is serving in her first term as commissioner representing District 1, which includes the cities of Sheridan, Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Englewood, Littleton, Cherry Hills Village, the western part of Centennial and unincorporated North Arapahoe County. She serves as the Board’s Chair in 2023.

As commissioner, Carrie is the internal liaison for the Attorney's and Commissioners' offices, as well as the Human Services department. 

Representation

Carrie represents the County’s interests on a variety of boards and committees, including:

  • Arapahoe County Board of Social Services
  • Boundary Control Commission
  • CCI: Health and Human Services
  • CCI: Tourism, Resorts and Economic Development
  • Developmental Pathways Board of Directors
  • Homeless Coordinating Committee
  • Housing Authority
  • Metro Area County Commissioners (MACC)
  • NACo: Human Services & Educucation Steering Commmittee  
  • South Metro Denver Chamber Board of Directors
  • South Platte Working Group
  • Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Development Board
  • Arapahoe County Audit Committee

Goals

Carrie’s goals are to represent all the citizens of her district and to listen to their individual, diverse and collective needs, because the decisions we make today will have an impact on our quality of life for generations to come. Arapahoe is one of the fastest-growing counties in Colorado, and while that growth means increased economic opportunity, it also presents a host of challenges.

Carrie will focus on continuing to promote the expansion of access to mental health care, from our teens to our families to our more mature citizens; supporting our local businesses to grow and compete in an ever-changing world; encouraging new and forward-thinking transportation infrastructure; and working on creating more affordable and accessible housing for all residents of Arapahoe County. Carrie will pursue all these goals with the knowledge that our solutions are not just for the year ahead, but for the next three, five, and even 10 years.

Background

Carrie has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Political Science from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Her career path has involved working in a behavior studies lab at Denver University, running a bed and breakfast, and eventually landing in the conservation non-profit arena. Carrie served on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education for seven years, and she started Books to Life, an audiobook production company, in 2014.

Born and raised in Englewood, CO, Carrie has a passion for the great outdoors. She and her husband, Jim, have three boys that attended Littleton Public Schools, and they spend much of their family time skiing, hiking, backpacking and camping.

Government Experience

  • Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, 2013-2020
  • Colorado Association of School Boards, 2014-2019 (McGuffey Award of Commitment, 2018)
  • Colorado Association of School Boards (Board President, 2018)
  • National Association of School Boards (Board Membership Committee)
  • Financial Advisory Committee/Audit Committee (Littleton Public Schools)

Community Involvement

  • Immigrant Pathways Colorado Board
  • Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Facilities Use Task Force (Littleton Public Schools)
  • Chair District Accountability Committee (Littleton Public Schools)
  • Great Education Colorado Volunteer and Advocate

Education/Professional Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology/Political Science (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Master in Public Administration (University of Colorado Denver)
  • Go Lead Train (White House Project)
  • Leadership Development (Bighorn Center for Public Policy)