I am running for Blacksburg Town Council to make a difference in our community. I want our town to work for all of us -- for full-time residents, families, and seniors, and the students, faculty, and staff at Virginia Tech who love and share our community.

I live, work, and worship right here in Blacksburg. I have grown three small businesses here that employ and serve members of our community. I am proud to raise a loving family in this warm and supportive environment.

Our town has some challenges. We need a thriving downtown, affordable housing, protected green space and I will fight to bring solutions that make our town a better place to live, own and grow a business, raise a family, and retire with dignity and security.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Jane Kerschner endorsed

    “Lauren, thank you for being a spokesperson for women, families, and community! Best of luck in your run for Town Council!”

  • Jennifer Sarre endorsed

    “I support Lauren because she’s hardworking and passionate about doing what is right.”

  • Rachel Hogan endorsed

    “I support Lauren Colliver because she is an amazing woman who owns businesses in Blacksburg, is a mother of 4 beautiful children and is passionate about our town! She is one of the most driven and reliable people I know! We love you Lauren!”

  • kate Steinbacher endorsed

    “Lauren is smart and inclusive and collaborative. Exactly what's needed to get great things accomplished”

  • Erin Stenger endorsed

    “I support Lauren Colliver because she is a compassionate, inclusive, and proactive member of the Blacksburg Community. She is invested in the town and will work to support all members of the community.”

  • Susie Francis-Jimenez endorsed

    “I endorse my long time friend Lauren because of the determination, passion and loyalty she always demonstrates in anything she is a part of. All the best Lauren I know you will achieve amazing things.”

  • Jessica Derr endorsed

    “An intelligent, passionate, and compassionate woman like Lauren is exactly what we need more of in this climate. I know she will be amazing at this.”

  • Ninna Amora endorsed

    “I trust Lauren with everything! I know she will act with integrity, fairness and compassion. She understands the big picture and how seemingly small decisions can make an impact on the whole. Consider yourself lucky to have her in your corner representing and fighting for you. The world needs more Lauren's!”

  • Alan Appel endorsed

    “She is a person of very high integrity.”

  • Stephanie Spangler Slocum endorsed

    “Lauren is a powerhouse. She is devoted to her family, friends and community. She is intelligent, honest, hard working, loving, caring, loyal, kindhearted, inclusive....and absolutely fierce when needed. We would be lucky to have her represent us and this community. It is with great pleasure that I endorse Lauren.”

June 12, 2017

It's starting to get interesting!

http://www.roanoke.com/news/lo...

Well it is getting interesting here in Blacksburg! There are now 4 candidates running for 3 seats on Town Council this November ––and the deadline to file is tomorrow––June 13!

I am getting out to as many community events a week as possible.  Print materials are in the works, doing our best to ramp up this summer for a super busy fall.

Thank you to all who have contributed early to this campaign. I am so grateful for your love and support!



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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Carolyn appel endorsed

  • Carey Engle endorsed

  • Sheryl Collivee endorsed

  • Chuck Pettinger endorsed

  • Irina Khanin endorsed

  • Mary Haber endorsed

  • Dr. Glory Fox Dierker endorsed

  • Jane Kerschner endorsed

    “Lauren, thank you for being a spokesperson for women, families, and community! Best of luck in your run for Town Council!”

  • Jennifer Sarre endorsed

    “I support Lauren because she’s hardworking and passionate about doing what is right.”

  • Rachel Hogan endorsed

    “I support Lauren Colliver because she is an amazing woman who owns businesses in Blacksburg, is a mother of 4 beautiful children and is passionate about our town! She is one of the most driven and reliable people I know! We love you Lauren!”

  • kate Steinbacher endorsed

    “Lauren is smart and inclusive and collaborative. Exactly what's needed to get great things accomplished”

  • Erin Stenger endorsed

    “I support Lauren Colliver because she is a compassionate, inclusive, and proactive member of the Blacksburg Community. She is invested in the town and will work to support all members of the community.”

  • Susie Francis-Jimenez endorsed

    “I endorse my long time friend Lauren because of the determination, passion and loyalty she always demonstrates in anything she is a part of. All the best Lauren I know you will achieve amazing things.”

  • Jessica Derr endorsed

    “An intelligent, passionate, and compassionate woman like Lauren is exactly what we need more of in this climate. I know she will be amazing at this.”

  • Ninna Amora endorsed

    “I trust Lauren with everything! I know she will act with integrity, fairness and compassion. She understands the big picture and how seemingly small decisions can make an impact on the whole. Consider yourself lucky to have her in your corner representing and fighting for you. The world needs more Lauren's!”

  • Alan Appel endorsed

    “She is a person of very high integrity.”

  • Stephanie Spangler Slocum endorsed

    “Lauren is a powerhouse. She is devoted to her family, friends and community. She is intelligent, honest, hard working, loving, caring, loyal, kindhearted, inclusive....and absolutely fierce when needed. We would be lucky to have her represent us and this community. It is with great pleasure that I endorse Lauren.”

  • Marija Parente endorsed

    “Lauren is a woman who lives a full life, beautiful children, amazing partner and husband, successful business. She absolutely knows how to have her hands full and manage it all powerfully and on time. When you live a life like this, you learn a thing or two about being extremely effective and Lauren is a perfect demonstration of it. I would have her represent me any time! Wholeheartedly endorsed!”

  • Margaret Pixley endorsed

    “Honestly, I would trust Lauren with my life. She is smart, honest, good-hearted, and she can get the job done no matter what it is.”

  • Barbara Rose endorsed

    “Lauren is passionate about doing what is right. Standing strong for the rights of women lights her up. She is an impressive activist who so desires to make a difference. Give her the opportunity. She will shine and for sure, things will change.”

  • Ana Weisberger endorsed

    “I endorse Lauren Collier because she is a kind, yet powerful woman who speaks her mind and lives with intergrity.”

  • susan sparkman endorsed

  • Helen Franklin endorsed

  • Diane Brandon endorsed

    “During this frightening time of women being left out of discussions and issues that affect us mightily, I endorse my friend Lauren Colliver because I know she'll lead from a place of heart, from facts, from kindness and fairness. She'll be collaborative, she'll listen and she'll act from integrity. Can you ask for more than that from a member of council? I don't think so.”

  • Patty Birch endorsed

    “I endorse Lauren Kimberly Colliver because I believe she will fairly and faithfully represent all persons to the best of her ability. I know Mrs. Colliver to be a woman of action as well, so I thoroughly believe she will follow through on her pledges.”

  • Joann Klimkiewicz endorsed

    “Lauren brings great passion and heart to everything she does. She is a leader, a forward-thinker and a great listener dedicated to bringing positive, meaningful change to her local community and beyond.”

  • Lauren Colliver endorsed