Experience Matters: The Williams Record

Colorado Springs Housing Authority, 1994-2004.
Redeveloped Lowell School. Worked with Dick Sullivan to build affordable housing using public and private partnerships, including working with Peterson Air Force Base to build Creekside at Norwood. (While Dick was Executive Director, we added 5,400 homes.) Appointed by Mayors Bob Isaac and Mary Lou Makepeace.
El Paso County Commissioner, 2003-11.
Secured state funding for transportation including widening I-25 through Colorado Springs (COSMIX) and north to Monument. Addressed local infrastructure and transit needs through co-creation of Pikes Peak RTA in partnership with Colorado Springs. Expanded physical facilities while keeping county taxes lowest per citizen in state. Increased transparency by placing budget online. Elected chair of Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments three times. Served on state transit funding committee providing money for Mountain Metro Transit. Expanded and added over 1,000 acres of county parks and open space.
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, 2012-15.
Improved customer service, including publishing wait times online and adding offices. Ran fair and transparent elections. Continued service as Vice Chair of State Transportation Advisory Committee (2007-14). Named Regional Leader of the Year by the Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.
Colorado Secretary of State, 2015-19.
Recognized as nation’s leader in cybersecurity and elections. Provided more offerings online, including free training for notary publics and nation’s first free online certificates of good standing. Recognized for customer service representatives who were “invariably helpful and cheerful.” Successfully championed 21 of 25 bills through a divided legislature. Click here for more on Wayne’s service as Colorado’s 38th Secretary of State.
Colorado Springs City Council, 2019-current.
Committed to promoting affordable housing solutions and road and infrastructure projects. Successfully referred Pikes Peak RTA to the voters who approved its renewal with 79.4% of the vote.

Working to secure the water we need for the future of our community as the elected Chair of Colorado Springs Utilities. Obtained approval of agreement with Bent County enabling a 15,000 acre foot expansion of our water supply– enough for 100,000 people – reducing our dependence on the Colorado River. Successfully led the closure of the 97 year-old coal-fueled Drake Power Plant and replaced it with more economical and cleaner power generation.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award
The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve mission. Wayne Williams was awarded the Seven Seals Award in 2013 in recognition of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office’s commitment and support of the men and women serving the United States in the National Guard and Reserve.
Seven Seals Award Wayne Williams
Information from Wayne's 2019 City Council Election