The PLC alumni have always been very proud and dedicated to the current PLC program, its history, and its future. Class members from all four decades engage with the program through selection interviews, class lectures, guest seminars, PLC special events, hosting an experiential weekend overnight, giving donations, networking with students, providing internship and job connections, and serving on the Board of Advocates. Now, through the PLC Alumni Club, the alumni are more engaged than ever.
PLC class of 1988 alumus Clint Folsom is not only the CEO and founder of his own real estate brokerage firm; he is also the Mayor of the Town of Superior. As a former volunteer Reserve Deputy with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Clint has had a vast array of experiences leading up to his time as Mayor.
With a passion for renovating distressed homes, Clint has built a successful real estate company that all began with an idea during his college years. By convincing his parents to spend his college savings to purchase a rental property in Boulder, Clint was soon managing a number of rentals and decided to make it his career. Through this investment, he decided to invest even more in the Boulder community and began his path in public service. Clint originally joined a citizens advisory committee in Boulder, later becoming involved in Superior’s Planning Commission after moving to Superior in 1997. He served on the Planning Commission for six years including two years as its chairman working on projects involving land development. In 2014, Clint decided to run for Mayor and after an extensive campaign was elected to the position. Clint loves being able to give back to his community and have an impact on the city’s future.
Looking back on his time at CU, Clint remembers PLC as one of his favorite parts of his undergraduate experience. As an out-of-state student from Alabama, Clint loved the immediate connection with a smaller community that allowed him to have stimulating conversations. He says that PLC not only pushed him in directions he wouldn’t have gone otherwise, but the program also played a role in his desire to give back to the community. Clint is still an active alum and remains in touch with a number of his classmates. He and his wife also host the PLC student staff appreciation dinner every January to recognize their important work. Clint will also the keynote speaker for the 2017 PLC Senior Sendoff.
Though Clint is always working to take on more in his role as Mayor of Superior, outside of his political career he loves spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons - hiking, camping and skiing. He encourages PLCers to focus on making meaningful connections and spend their time in college and afterwards building relationships. He explains that people are the key to accomplishing just about anything.