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Our Community Updated
About / Our Community

Founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1904, Arvada is located in Jefferson and Adams Counties just 10 miles from downtown Denver. Our beautiful community retains a small-town feel even with its estimated population of 120,000. Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods and a...

City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 37th Consecutive Year Updated
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The City of Arvada has announced that it has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019.  This is the 37th...

Arvada Police Jobs Updated
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WE’RE HIRING! Applications are open for:  Police Officer – Certified/Lateral Apply Now! If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, and want to serve in a nationally recognized city just outside of Denver, we want to hear from you. Check out our recruiting page...

City Provides High-Level Timeline for Organized Waste Hauling, First Step Is in February Updated
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In an effort to raise the community’s awareness of Residential Waste and Recycling Collection program, the City of Arvada is providing updated information about program milestones and when eligible residents can choose their desired level of participation, including a minimum service level...

Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards  Updated
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The City of Arvada supports the Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA). The ACMCYA program recognizes teenagers in grades 6 through 12, or those young people who may not currently be in a school setting but are 20 years of age or younger. This program provides businesses, the...

Restoring Arvada's .04 Trolley Updated
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Project Overview The City of Arvada and its partner, the Friends of the .04 Trolley, are working to support the restoration of this important piece of Arvada's transportation history.  The goal is to restore and permanently display the trolley in Arvada just east of the Grandview...

City Continues Support of Pandemic Response,  Urges Community to Be Vaccinated Updated
About / News and Events / City Hall

The City of Arvada continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting efforts to share information about the vaccination process. Currently, the City encourages members of the community who are 65 years old and older to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those with loved ones, friends...

City Begins 10-year Review of City Charter Updated
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The Arvada City Council has formed a Charter Review Committee to review and recommend amendments, deletions or other changes to the City Charter. Every ten years, Arvada Municipal Code requires a review of the City Charter, the legal document that describes the powers and essential functions of...

Arvada Report Updated
About / Publications / Arvada Report

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The Arvada Report is a bi-monthly newsletter published by the City of Arvada. It is distributed to all households and businesses in the City of Arvada. Current Edition The current edition is for February/March 2021.  2020 Previous Editions December 2020/January 2021 October - November...

Profile/Demographics Updated
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Arvada at a Glance Households 45,246 Residents 120,492 Square Miles 39.52 Median Age 41.8 years old Parks All residents within 1/2 mile of an Arvada park Miles of Bicycle/Pedestrian Trails 154 miles of...