Skip Main Navigation
Skip to Content

About City Council

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

Pictured above (left to right) are: John Marriott, District 3; Don Allard, At-Large; Nancy Ford, District 1; Marc Williams, Mayor;  David Jones, District 4; Mark McGoff, District 2; and Bob Fifer, Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large. 

The Arvada City Council is composed of seven directly elected citizens. 

  • The Mayor represents the entire City of Arvada, presides over City Council Meetings, and performs official duties.
  • There are two Councilmembers At-Large, who represent the entire City of Arvada.
  • There are four District Councilmembers, each residing within and representing the citizens of their specific District as indicated on the City Council District Map.

The Mayor and City Councilmembers are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held in November of odd-numbered years (2017, 2019, etc). Terms are staggered so that the seats for District #1, District #3 and one At-Large seat are elected in one election cycle; and District #2, District #4, the Mayor's seat and one At-Large seat are elected in the next election cycle. Councilmembers are limited to three (3) four-year terms for a specific seat. An individual elected to represent a specific district can serve in that capacity for three terms but then has the option of running for an At-Large seat and serving an additional three terms. 

Performance Dashboard

To explored detailed progress in City Council Strategic Results, and departmental performance, visit the City’s Performance Dashboard. 


 Launch Performance Dashboard


Ask Arvada Topics

Get answers to common questions!

Addressing Council at a Meeting

City Council business meetings have a Public Comment period twice during each meeting. These are for items that are not scheduled on that evening's agenda. At the beginning of the meeting there is a t...

Read More
Ask City Council/Mayor

The City of Arvada believes that communication between government and its citizens is one of the most key aspects of effective government in serving its community. For that reason we offer you many fo...

Read More
Candidate for City Council

If you are interested in running for City Council, we encourage you to come in to the City Clerk's Office and visit with either the City Clerk or the Deputy City Clerk. A manual for City Council Candi...

Read More
City Council Agenda/Minutes

The current Council meeting and the previous Council meeting agenda packets can be viewed on the city's homepage at . We are currently in the process of upgrading our document management sy...

Read More
City Council Districts & Representatives

The City of Arvada is divided into four different City Council districts. Residents of each district elect a councilmember who lives within the district and represents the concerns of that district. T...

Read More
City Council Meeting

City Council generally meets on the first four Mondays of each month. City Council agendas, as well as complete agenda packets are available on the city's web site. The first and third Mondays of each...

Read More
Scout Recognition

If you would like to recognize a Scout earning their Eagle ranking, please contact the City Clerk's Office via phone 720-898-7550. City Council agendas are set and material for print is required at le...

Read More