Colorado born, Lafayette raised. Jaideep “JD” Mangat has always made serving The Lafayette community his top priority.
Over the last year, JD has had the pleasure of serving on the Lafayette City Council while representing the thoughts and feelings of Lafayette residents. During his time on Council, JD has supported increases in development fees to help proliferate affordable housing, has helped preserve and protect our wildlife, spearheaded initiatives to elevate our diverse populations and much more.
JD always makes sure he is available for the residents of Lafayette. He has shown this by actively responding to all calls and emails directed to him, attending nearly all city events and town halls and implementing community wide office hours for Lafayette residents to share their concerns and ideas with him on a personal level. By day, JD works as an 8th Grade Math teacher working to prepare our next generation of leaders.
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JD was first exposed to Lafayette’s many assets as a student at Friends n’ Fun Children’s Center and later at Lafayette’s Alicia Sanchez International School and Angevine Middle School. JD was first introduced to public service via his participation in several programs that sought to better the community. As a longtime member of the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, which he joined his freshman year at Centaurus, JD generated the funding and support needed to establish the Lafayette Skate Park. He also worked tirelessly to promote inclusion within the community through the coordination of several annual events, including Lafayette’s Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. JD concurrently served as a member of the Student Accountability Advisory Committee (SAAC), a district wide, student-led group that tackles issues Boulder County Schools were facing like healthy eating and waste reduction. He was also an active participant in CU Boulder and Centaurus’ Public Achievement program, which provides young people with the resources and skills needed to create positive social change through comprehensive civic engagement projects.
Rather than relocate to pursue post-secondary education, JD attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where he recently earned his Business degree. Characteristically, he dedicated two days a week and his summers to return to Centaurus High School, where he served as a program facilitator and mentor for Public Achievement and the Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project. Prior to his recent graduation from CU, JD also joined Lafayette’s Communities That Care community board, which comprises more than 40 community members who are responsible for finding local solutions and strategies to prevent teen substance abuse. Similarly, he serves as an unpaid advisor for the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee. JD is currently supporting members as they promote health eating and active living among their peers via several initiatives.
If you have or have had a child in a Lafayette school, chances are they know JD and the impact he continues to make. JD seeks to tap these and other experiences as Lafayette’s youngest City Council member. He welcomes your support and looks forward to building on Lafayette’s many strengths.