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Jan 10, 2014 - Gerald “Jerry” Marks Selected to Fill Arvada District 1 Vacancy

(Arvada, CO) – On Friday, January 10, 2014, Gerald “Jerry” Marks was selected by Arvada City Council to fill the vacant District 1 Council seat.

The term for this position is from the date Marks takes the Oath of Office, scheduled for January 13 at the start of the Council workshop, until the next regular election in November 2015. The swearing-in ceremony will be televised.

There were 16 applicants for the open Council Seat and council narrowed those applicants down to five individuals. The five finalists then participated in a four-hour televised forum and the decision was made after four rounds of balloting.

Marks is the Owner/President of Custom Environmental Services, an Arvada business. He has been active in the community as a volunteer firefighter, Board member and Chairman of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Board member and Retention Committee member of the Arvada Economic Development Association and Board member for the newly formed Arvada Vitality Alliance.

Marks is a contributor to several community nonprofit organizations, including the Arvada Community Food Bank, Ralston House, Red Rocks Community College Foundation and the Arvada Colts. He is a 20-year resident of District 1 in Arvada.

“We are fortunate to have had five very qualified finalists for this open council seat,” said Mayor Marc Williams. “Jerry brings a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of Arvada to the City Council. We look forward to working with him.”

The Council vacancy was created after Rachel Zenzinger was selected by committee to fill the Senate seat vacated by Evie Hudak.