Jerry Marks is the former Councilmember for District 1. The current Councilmember for District 1 is Nancy Ford. Jerry Marks was born in Arvada in 1960 and graduated from Arvada Senior High School in 1978. He attended Metro State College of Denver and served as a volunteer firefighter for the Arvada Fire Department for nine years. He and his wife raised two daughters in Arvada.
Jerry has served on the Arvada Economic Development Retention Committee (AEDA), became a board member of the Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA), was a board member of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as their Chairman of the Board. Jerry is also a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Hazardous Materials Association (RMHMA) and has served as the organizations president.
Jerry started Custom Environmental Services, Inc. in Arvada in 1988. The company specializes in emergency response, asbestos abatement, meth lab remediation, and a variety of other “hands-on” services. He continues to be its owner and president.