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Celebrating Mark Deven and His Legacy

As Arvada City Manager Mark Deven's retirement draws near, the City team celebrates his legacy and prepares to bid him farewell. In a recent video, Mayor Marc Williams conversed with Deven about his 11-year tenure as Arvada's City Manager, including some of the successes and challenges. View the video.Mayor and Mark


At their, Oct. 3 meeting, the Arvada City Council will recognize Mr. Deven for his service to the organization and community. The public is invited to attend the meeting or view it via live stream. For information, visit

Deven's retirement is effective Oct. 7. He will be succeeded by current Deputy City Manager Lorie Gillis.