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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated
About / Our Organization / Innovation

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We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked to our ability to achieve our organizational goals, to be an employer of choice and to deliver our mission of “delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our...

City Brings Total COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant Funding to $4.3 Million Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

The City of Arvada has announced a second round of support for the local business community and continued recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. An additional $1.5 million in funding is now available, bringing the total amount of support provided to local businesses to $4.3...

City to Host Community Conversations for a More Inclusive Arvada Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

As part of an ongoing commitment to listen, learn and act as a City to continue to build a local government that serves everyone, the City of Arvada invites members of the community to join in community conversations for an inclusive Arvada. The City will host remote public meetings on Sept. 30,...

The Founding of Our Community Updated
About / Our Community / History

In 1859, John Reno helped George Calvin Swadley, William Barranger, and others, dig the Ralston Point Mining Ditch (later called the Wadsworth irrigation ditch). By 1860, more than thirty land claims had been filed in the Ralston/Clear Creek valley by men who came for gold but stayed to...

City Launches Arvada Artist Relief Fund Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

The deadline for the Artist Relief Funding has been extended to Sept. 21. As part of its ongoing support of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Arvada will provide $250,000 to local artists and arts non-profits as part of the Arvada Artist Relief Fund. The one-time grants of up...

Sign Up for City Newsletter Updated
About / Publications

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Stay Informed! Sign up for the City of Arvada's electronic newsletter to get information and alerts twice monthly via email! Subscribe to The Electronic News Letter To sign up for the City of Arvada Electronic Newsletter, please visit...

History Master Plan Updated
About / Our Community / History Master Plan

In January 2020, City Council identified the need for the development of a history master plan and made it a strategic result. This strategic result focuses on the City's effort to plan for identification and preservation of the City's historical assets. Community awareness, input and...

City Recognized for Organized Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

The City of Arvada has been recognized by Recycle Colorado with a 2020 Colorado Recycling Award for Outstanding Government Recycling/Diversion Program. The award recognizes the City Council, the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee and City Staff for their work to bring organized waste hauling...

Jefferson County Treasurer Extends Support for Property Tax Payment Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

In an effort to support Jefferson County property owners in paying their property taxes amidst hardships created by COVID-19, the County Treasurer's office is accepting multiple payments and waiving late payment interest for the payment of property taxes through Sept. 15, 2020. For...

City Announces Updated Schedule for the Transition of Banquet Services at the Arvada Center Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

The City of Arvada continues work to transfer all operations within the Arvada Center building to the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities nonprofit organization, work that now must be accelerated due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Until early 2020, the City team was able to meet...