Don Allard has served on the Arvada City Council since 1993. Prior to that, he served on the North Jeffco Park and Recreation District Board from 1987 to 1993. He was City Manager of Columbia, Missouri from 1962 to 1974, Deputy City Manager of Arvada from 1974 to 1983, and City Manager of Arvada from 1983 to 1986. He has also served on the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority, the Arvada City Charter Review Committee, the Metro Water Reclamation District Board, Colorado Municipal League, and the Colorado Association of Special Districts. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Mr. Allard’s primary concern as a City Councilmember is the amount of taxpayer money allocated towards governmental activity.