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2021


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...

City Approves 2021 Harvest Festival Parade as Part of Amended Special Events Permit Updated
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The City of Arvada has approved the special events permit for the 2021 Harvest Festival Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11.  The Harvest Festival Committee’s special events permit application also included other festival components, including a carnival and midway, which were not...

City Launches Updated Ask Arvada Updated
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Starting today, it gets a lot easier for members of the Arvada community to ask a question or request a City of Arvada service online. The City has launched an updated version of its online, 24/7 digital service request tool, Ask Arvada, which is accessible at https://arvada.org/ask-arvada....

City Invites Community to Arvada Days, Ralston House .5K Endurance Challenge Updated
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The City of Arvada invites the community to enjoy some old-fashioned family fun and support an important community partner, Ralston House. Arvada Days returns this Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clear Creek Valley Park (3700 W. 58th Place). Arvada Days is a festival dedicated to...

City Employee Joe Herrin Passes Away after Serious Accident Updated
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The City of Arvada mourns the tragic loss of a colleague who has passed away following injuries sustained during an accident.  On Thursday, July 22, Joe Herrin, a dedicated member of the City of Arvada’s Parks Maintenance team, was involved in a serious accident at Jack B. Tomlinson...

City Launches Find the Good Campaign Updated
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In an effort to continue to honor the memory of Officer Gordon Beesley and Good Samaritan Johnny Hurley and provide a forum to highlight positive stories in the community, the City of Arvada has developed a new project on the Speak Up Arvada online engagement platform to encourage sharing of good...

Ameresco and the City of Arvada Colorado Announce Completion of Energy Conservation Project Updated
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The City of Arvada, Colorado, recently completed a $4.5 million energy conservation project making significant upgrades to 15 facilities. Framingham, MA and Arvada, CO – July 12, 2021 – Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), a leading clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency...

Ameresco and the City of Arvada Colorado Announce Completion of Energy Conservation Project Updated
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The City of Arvada, Colorado, recently completed a $4.5 million energy conservation project making significant upgrades to 15 facilities. Framingham, MA and Arvada, CO – July 12, 2021 – Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), a leading clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency...

Arvada Mayor's Statement Regarding June 21 Olde Town Shooting Updated
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At the June 28 Arvada City Council business meeting, Mayor Marc Williams delivered a statement regarding the June 21 shooting in Olde Town Arvada. A recording of the statement, and the entire meeting, is available on the City’s YouTube channel. A transcription of the statement is below....

Message from the Arvada Mayor and City Council Updated
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Dear Arvadans, Your City Council remains shocked and deeply saddened by the violence that killed Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley and others, and that was witnessed by so many in our community. We also remain steadfast in our support for our Police Department and the City Team, and in our...

Tonight's Vigil to Be Streamed Online and Will Air on Channel 8 Updated
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The City of Arvada thanks the community for the outpouring of support for the Arvada Police and other City team members following the tragic event in Olde Town Arvada yesterday afternoon that claimed the life of veteran Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley. The community is invited to participate...

City Hall & Municipal Court Closed June 22 Updated
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In light of Monday's public safety incident in Olde Town Arvada, City Hall will be closed Tuesday, June 22, to ensure City rooms and other resources are available to assist our Police Department and other public safety partners in responding to the event. In addition, Municipal court...

City Hall Closed Tuesday, June 22 Updated
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Arvada City Hall will be closed Tuesday, June 22, to ensure City rooms and other resources are available to assist our Police Department and other public safety partners in responding to the shooting in Olde Town Arvada on Monday, June 21. In addition, the Arvada Municipal Court will be closed...

City of Arvada Rolls out New Waste Recycling Program Updated
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The City will begin rolling out new recycling carts for residents between June 7 and June 26 as it officially launches its residential waste and recycling collection service in early July 2021. The City of Arvada’s Waste and Recycling Program provides low cost recycling to residents who are...

City of Arvada encourages residents to select their service level by April 25 Updated
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Thank you to the residents who have already responded with their service level selection! As of Monday April 19, 2021, the City has received responses from approximately 60% of eligible households. Whether you choose to join the City’s program with a cart or choose a different hauler, we...

City begins next phase of Ralston Road Improvement Project Updated
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The City of Arvada and its contract partner Hamon Infrastructure will begin Phase Two of the Ralston Road reconstruction project on Monday, April 26. This phase of work is expected to last for 24 months and will begin at Yukon Street and progress westward to Garrison Street. The public is invited...

North Metro Water Suppliers Urge Residents to Implement Water Reduction Actions Updated
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North Metro, Boulder County and the City and County of Broomfield water suppliers, including City of Arvada, City of Boulder, City of Lafayette, City of Longmont, City of Louisville, Northglenn, Town of Superior, Town of Erie, Left Hand Water District, City of Thornton and Westminster are urging...

Arvada Residential Waste and Recycling Collection Service Level Selection Happening Now Updated
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The City team is aware that many residents received a text message about service level selection for waste hauling. The message was not sent by the City. The City is not communicating by text regarding this program. The text has created a high volume of calls requesting information on the COA Waste...

Service Selection Underway for Arvada's Waste and Recycling Program Updated
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Within the next week, most eligible residents will have received a service-selection postcard in the mail; deadline for selection is April 16. Some residents have already received and made their service level selection.  The City of Arvada, along with its contracted hauler, Republic Services,...

City Facilities Closed Monday, March 15; Remote Services Available (including City Council Meeting at 6 p.m.) Updated
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City of Arvada facilities will be closed Monday, March 15, due to snow accumulation and projected continued accumulation. Remote services will remain available, as provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the community are encouraged to review the City’s COVID-19 web pages or...

Preparing for Heavy Snow; Tips for Staying Safe Updated
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With a potential to see 2 to 3 feet of precipitation and wet, heavy snow, Xcel Energy is preparing to increase the number of employees and contractors they can call on to quickly and safely repair any damage that may be caused by heavy snow. Spring snowstorms have the potential to cause tree limbs...

City of Arvada Releases Draft ADA Transition Plan,  Opens Public Comment Updated
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The City of Arvada today launched “Access Arvada” a public feedback process to gather input from Arvada residents on the City’s draft ADA Transition Plan. The draft plan, also released today, focuses on Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits...

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...

City Continues Support of Pandemic Response,  Urges Community to Be Vaccinated Updated
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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 of Arvada Streamlines Commercial Sales Tax Filings with Online Portal Updated
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The City of Arvada, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, has joined Colorado’s Sales and Use Tax System (SUTS) online portal, which will make it easier for local businesses to file sales tax returns and review...

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...

Jan. 5 COVID-19 Update Updated
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The response to the pandemic continues to evolve at a rapid pace. On Jan. 4, 2021, both Jefferson County and Adams County moved on the State’s Dial Framework from Level Red to Level Orange. View Level Orange guidelines. Do you live or work in Adams County? It is important to know the...

2020


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...

City Update on COVID-19 Response Updated
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As part of its ongoing response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Arvada has announced that beginning Monday, Dec. 7, City facilities will be closed to in-person services. Access to City facilities will be available by appointment only. This does not include Arvada Police...

You are Invited: Arvada Holiday Special! Updated
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The City of Arvada is airing a holiday special on Channel 8 (880 HD) and on YouTube. The special program features children's book readings from the Jeffco Public Library, a performance from the Arvada Center, a recording of the Olde Town Tree Lighting, and much more! Please...

Community and Economic Development In-Person Services Available by Appointment Only; Accessing Services Remotely Encouraged Updated
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In response to increases in COVID-19 infections, Community and Economic Development in-person services at the City of Arvada will be available by-appointment only, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. We encourage City customers to first use remote options (such as the website or phone) to contact...

Arvada Municipal Court Closed to In-person Services Beginning Nov. 10 Updated
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In response to increasing COVID-19 rates, the Arvada Municipal Court is closed to the public effective Nov. 10 through Nov. 27 (date subject to change). Use of online services is strongly encouraged at this time. What you need to know All previously scheduled virtual hearings will still...

City Encourages Community to Access City Services Remotely as Jeffco Announces Move to Level Orange in Pandemic Response Updated
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Jefferson County Public Health has announced that the county will join Adams County in moving to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 Dial Framework, due to increasing cases, hospitalizations and rate of positive test...

City of Arvada Announces Mini-Grants for Arvada Businesses Updated
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Together, the City of Arvada and Adams County are offering “winterization” mini grants to physical businesses in Arvada who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is managing the grant disbursement. The funding is made possible through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief...

COVID-19 Update to Community Updated
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Oct. 30, 2020 -- This week, Jefferson County and Adams County pandemic-related restrictions changed. Since Arvada spans both Jefferson and Adams counties this means that for those who live in, work in or visit our City, the rapidly changing conditions of the pandemic are often hard to follow or...

City of Arvada Launches HeadsUp Pedestrian Safety Campaign Updated
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The City of Arvada has launched a pedestrian safety campaign to encourage all residents and visitors to follow the rules of the road around crosswalks. Crosswalks are one area where pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists interact, and sometimes collide in ways that lead to injury or death.  ...

City Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Performance Management Updated
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The City of Arvada’s approach to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in the community has received national recognition. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recently recognized the City for its commitment to results-driven government...

City to Host Community Conversations for a More Inclusive Arvada Updated
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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,...

City Recognized for Organized Waste Hauling and Recycling Program Updated
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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...

City Unable to Approve 2020 Harvest Festival Special Events Permit Updated
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In order to ensure the health and safety of the community and remain in compliance with State and County Orders related to COVID-19, the City of Arvada is unable to approve a special event permit for the 2020 Arvada Harvest Festival, parade and carnival. The decision is in consideration of the...

City Supports 286 Businesses Converts $2.8 Million in Business Recovery Loans to Grants Updated
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The City of Arvada has announced additional support for the local business community and continued recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City was able to support 286 businesses with grant funds that were fully converted from loans made earlier this year as part of the...

City Update: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated
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The Arvada City Council’s June 11 statement acknowledges the senseless death of George Floyd and speaks to how we plan to address systemic racism and create an even more equitable and inclusive community. As we continue to see news of violence against our nation’s Black community...

City Announces First Official Report of Emerald Ash Borer in Arvada Updated
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State officials have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the City of Arvada. First detected in Colorado in 2013 and more recently found in neighboring municipalities, this invasive and highly destructive insect attacks and kills ash trees. Approximately 97,000 ash trees on both...

City Council Approves Organized Waste Hauling Updated
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After more than 18 months of extensive research, analysis and public engagement, the Arvada City Council has approved an organized, citywide waste hauling system. At its June 15 business meeting, Council held a public hearing and approved the related ordinance and agreements to institute the system...

City Continues Phased Reopening of City Facilities Updated
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The City of Arvada continues the process of reopening City facilities to in-person services while prioritizing the health and safety of the Arvada community and members of the City team. During the phased re-opening process, the City continues to provide most services remotely, and residents are...

Arvada City Council releases statement regarding the death of George Floyd Updated
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June 11, 2020 Fellow Arvadans, We remain horrified by the senseless death of George Floyd through the actions of members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and the people and communities across the country who are demanding renewed...

City named as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Updated
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Today, the League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of the City of Arvada to build better places for people to bike with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award. Arvada joins 482 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The...

New Chief Information Officer Joins City team Updated
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The City of Arvada is pleased to announce Craig Poley as the City’s new Chief Information Officer. Poley was selected from a pool of nearly 140 qualified candidates in a nationwide search. Poley’s more than 20 years experience leading teams and initiatives and expertise in application...

City Continues Phased Reopening of City Facilities Updated
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  The City of Arvada continues the process of reopening City facilities to in-person services while prioritizing the health and safety of the Arvada community and members of the City team. With the closure of facilities set to expire on May 31, the City is following a phased approach to...

Organized Waste Hauling Public Hearing June 15; City Offers Ways to Learn More Updated
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The next important step in the public process for the City of Arvada’s Organized Waste Hauling Project will occur at the June 15 City Council public hearing, where City Council will hear and consider public comment and make a decision.  Arvada residents have consistently indicated that...

City Achieves Prestigious Public Works Accreditation for the Second Time Updated
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The City of Arvada Departments of Public Works and Utilities recently received full accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the second time. This accreditation formally verifies and recognizes that the City is in full compliance with the recommended management practices...

City Extends Facilities Closure to May 30 Updated
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As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Arvada has extended the closure of City facilities to the public through May 30, 2020. The extension provides additional time for the City team to evaluate facilities and services to help ensure that physical...

City Extends Emergency Declaration to May 30 Updated
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Today, April 30, Arvada City Council voted to extend the City’s State of Emergency Declaration first issued on March 13 to May 30, 2020. Extending the declaration gives the City the flexibility it needs to continue to acquire and apply resources to support residents and partners as the City...

City Supports 256 Businesses with Emergency Small Business Loan Funds Updated
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Today, the City of Arvada announced the suspension of the Emergency Small Business Loan Fund, as available funding has been distributed to qualifying small businesses. Applicants who qualify for funding, but were not able to receive funding will be placed on a wait list. Through this fund, the City...

Remembering Don Allard (1929-2020) Updated
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Former Arvada City Manager and Councilmember Don Allard, known for his unwavering decades-long dedication to public service, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, after a battle with cancer. He was 90.  Don Allard’s life began on March 3, 1929, in southeast Missouri as the second of two sons born to...

2019


City Supplemental Fluoride Program on Hold Due to Equipment Issue Updated
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Nov. 11, 2019--Due to an equipment issue at the City of Arvada’s Ralston Water Treatment Plant, the City is unable to provide supplemental fluoride in municipal water until approximately mid-2020. The City’s Ralston Water Treatment Plant was designed to use a liquid form of fluoride to...

Veteran City Attorney Announces Retirement Updated
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  Arvada, CO -- Friday, June 21--For nearly a quarter century, Christopher K. Daly has served as the City of Arvada’s City Attorney, providing legal counsel and guidance to dozens of elected City leaders during a period of significant growth and change to the community. Daly has...

City of Arvada Councilmember Bob Fifer Elected Chair of Denver Regional Council of Governments Updated
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Arvada, February 28, 2019-- The Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) has announced the elections of its 2019-2020 officers. The City of Arvada is proud to announce that Councilmember at-Large Bob Fifer has been named Chair of the board of directors. The press release states that...

2018


Jefferson Parkway BOD Selects Finalists toward Potential Parkway Partnership Updated
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ARVADA, CO - On Thursday, December 20, the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) Board of Directors selected three teams from among five submissions to move to the request for proposal phase for the construction of the Jefferson Parkway. The teams are: Jefferson...

City's Finance Department Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Updated
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November 29, 2018... The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Arvada by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR.) The CAFR contains information summarizing the...

Voters Approve Ballot Issue 3F Updated
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November 7, 2018... The unofficial results are in for the November 6, 2018 election. Based on the results at this point in time, Arvada residents have voted to approve Ballot Issue 3F, paving the way for Two Big Projects with No New Taxes. 66.2% of voters approved a bond issue, which will fund...

Community Engagement with Speak Up Arvada Updated
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City governments all over the world are changing the way they manage their cities by asking for input from residents and business owners and including it in their decision-making processes. The Arvada City Council is excited to embark on that journey with Arvadans by inviting them to Speak Up...

City Adopts Cultural Master Plan Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – At its June 4 meeting, the Arvada City Council unanimously approved the inaugural Arvada Cultural Master Plan, setting a vision and charting a course for future, long-term investments in arts and culture. In 2016, the City Council appointed members to the newly...

City of Arvada Named Top Work Place 2018 Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – The City of Arvada has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Denver Post. It is the only local government organization awarded in the ‘large company’ category.  Arvada was also named a Denver Post Top Workplace in 2012 and 2015. The list is based...

Councilmember Bob Fifer Elected as Vice Chair of DRCOG Updated
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Arvada, CO……. Arvada City Councilmember Bob Fifer was elected Vice Chair of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board of Directors at its Feb. 21, 2018 meeting. Joining Fifer on the 2018 Board of Directors is Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison as Chair, Parker City...

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