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Don Allard Honored for Decades of Public Service

It was the end of an era at the November 13, 2017 Arvada City Council meeting when longtime City Councilmember Don Allard formally retired from decades of public service. His contributions to both public administration and elected office include:

  • 1956 – 1960:  Assistant City Manager, Columbia, Missouri
  • 1960 – 1962:  City Manager, Flat River, Missouri (now Park Hill)
  • 1962 – 1974:  City Manager, Columbia, Missouri
  • 1974 – 1983:  Deputy City Manager, Arvada, Colorado
  • 1983 – 1985:  City Manager, Arvada, Colorado
  • 1993 – 2009:  Arvada City Councilmember, District 1
  • 2009 – 2017:  Arvada City Councilmember At Large

Don Allard City Manager 1980s, Photo Credit Denver Post Don Allard City Manager 1980s, Photo Credit Denver Post


Don Allard City Counclmember Arvada Don Allard



Mr. Allard also served on the following boards:

  • Apex Recreation District Board of Directors
  • Arvada Urban Renewal Authority
  • Arvada City Charter Review Committee
  • Metro Water Reclamation District Board
  • Colorado Municipal League
  • Colorado Association of Special Districts

On November 10, Mr. Allard was honored at a reception held at the Arvada Center. In attendance were over 70 present and former Arvada leaders including former Mayor Vesta Miller, former City Manager Craig Kocian, former Chief of Police Jerry Williams, and many others who praised Allard for his integrity as a public servant. He received a standing ovation as he stepped to the podium to speak to the attendees, ending his remarks with a variation of a quote made famous by Chief Joseph: "I will do good government no more forever." He received a second standing ovation before stepping away.

Thank you for your service to our community, Councilmember Allard!

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