Maria De Cambra serves as Mayor Pro-Tem to the city of Westminster, Colorado. She is also a Senior Associate at Hilltop Public Solutions. Prior to her current roles, Maria has spent over a decade leading community organizing and public policy efforts. She has served as Hispanic Outreach Organizer at the Kerry-Edwards campaign in Wisconsin, the Director of Hispanic/Latino Outreach for the Referendum I campaign in Colorado, the Program Director to The Latina Initiative and the Colorado State Director to Democracia USA/Inc., a program of The National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
Maria currently serves as the Westminster City Council Liaison to Northern Area Transit Alliance (NATA), The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council and the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee. She also serves on the Board of Director of KIPP Colorado. In the past, Maria has served as the Westminster City Council Liaison to the Adams county Economic Development Board, the Affordable Housing Task Force, the Human Services Board and the Historic Landmark Board and on the board of directors of other Colorado non-profit organizations such as: Emerge Colorado, FRESC, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, NARAL Colorado, Adelante Mujer, Inc. and Colorado Organization of Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR). In 2008 she was awarded the “Grassroots Organizer of the Year Award” by the American Immigration Lawyers Association Colorado Chapter.
Maria was born in Tallahassee, FL and spent her childhood in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2000 she moved to the United States to study at The Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in Political Science. In 2017, Maria completed the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.