In response to Colorado's rising COVID-19 incidence rates, on July 16, Governor Polis announced a mask mandate. On July 24, Jefferson County Public Health, citing an increase in Jefferson County COVID-19 incidence rates, announced a similar but stricter mandate cautioning residents that Jefferson County is at risk of losing the variances that had allowed the easing of restrictions earlier in the pandemic. The City of Arvada continues to urge residents, businesses and visitors to follow the mandates set out by the state and local public health agencies, including the wearing of masks or face coverings whenever you are out of the house and following physical distancing guidelines standing at least six feet from other people.
The City of Arvada City Councilhas moved to a hybrid meeting format. A hybrid meeting means that some members of Council, City staff and citizens will participate virtually via our web platform and some will do so in person at Arvada City Hall. Only citizens wishing to provide public comment may attend a meeting in person. For instructions on how to provide public comment at a Council business meeting during COVID, visit arvada.org/public-comment. Members of the public may watch the meeting on Comcast channels 8 and 880 or on the livestream at arvada.org/live-stream. A recording of the meeting will also be available the next day.
Councilmembers are from left to right: Bob Fifer, At-Large; Dot Miller, Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large; John Marriott, District 3; Marc Williams, Mayor; Nancy Ford, District 1; Lauren Simpson, District 2; and David Jones, District 4.
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 (2019, 2021, 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.
To explore detailed progress in City Council Strategic Results and departmental performance, visit the City’s Performance Dashboard.