Hi, I'm Sue!
I was born and raised in Powell and moved to Laramie in 1980 to attend the University. I graduated with degrees in Sociology and Spanish and taught in the Modern & Classical Languages Department at the University for 10 years. I have two grown daughters, Addi and Teal Jenkins, who always have my back.
Engaged Community Member
I have a demonstrated track record of service in Albany County, including Chair of the Albany County School District Board of Education and President of the Laramie Swim Club Board and the Children’s Museum Board. I have served as a board member for the Albany County SAFE Project, the Laramie Reproductive Health Clinic, and the Downtown Clinic.
I have been active in numerous campaigns to help improve the lives of Albany County Citizens, including Smoke-Free Laramie and the movement for a community rec center with swimming pool. My work with C4ES (Citizens for Excellent Schools) brought teachers and community members together to improve the educational environment for students and teachers alike.
For over 15 years, I have volunteered to be a driver/deliverer for Home Delivered Meals. As a fluent Spanish speaker, I have volunteered as an interpreter and translator for the Downtown Clinic, Laramie Reproductive Health Clinic, Albany Community Health Center, Public Health, and Ivinson Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. This volunteer work has given me the opportunity to connect with some of the more vulnerable populations in our community. The majority of meals are delivered to senior citizens, many of whom are low income, isolated, and food insecure. Home Delivered Meals helps keep seniors in the comfort and safety of their own residences, where they want to live, rather than more costly housing alternatives. The Downtown Clinic serves adults who have no health insurance and lack the financial means to afford it. One quarter of its clientele are Spanish speakers and require an interpreter. The Clinic's collaborative work with other health care organizations helps many Albany County residents receive the comprehensive medical care they may need. Working with medical providers to eliminate communication barriers for Albany County residents has been a very rewarding experience.
"I pledge to work hard for Albany County
by understanding the issues,
listening to citizens' concerns,
and treating everyone with civility and respect."