© 2017 by Matt Benjamin - Paid for by the Committee To Nominate Matt Benjamin for Council

"From Black Holes to Pot Holes"

I have lived in Boulder for 16 years and currently live in South Boulder with my wife, Jessica, and son, Mason. After graduating from CU in 2005 with a degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, I spent the next 11 years working for CU as an Astronomer and the Education Programs Manager for Fiske Planetarium. While at Fiske, I collaborated on several NASA research grants and educational programs with our local federal labs and aerospace companies. I am currently Board President of the Growe Foundation, which initiates and supports school garden programs through curriculum lesson plans for 19 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District. I am also working with the Idaho Conservation League on its efforts to create the nation’s first Dark Sky Reserve in central Idaho.

 

My family loves nature and being outdoors, but I think that’s true of every Boulderite. We seem to be outside all the time, hiking, backpacking, camping and skiing. We also love to travel and explore new places and cultures. Through my love of nature, I am driven to provide people of all ages with experiences that inspire a sense of stewardship for their local environments and the planet as a whole. My interests include photography, gardening, reading, climate change and studying international politics. My wide range of interests led me to adopt the phrase that I could talk with you about anything "from black holes to pot holes."

I enjoy learning about what those around me want for our community and as your City Council Candidate, I will take these ideas and fight to make them a reality.

Want to get to know me more? I’d love to meet you for coffee.