Run for city council in the 2017 municipal election
CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSION SET FOR AUGUST 3
[Correction: Previous communication incorrectly lists Ward II as having a city council opening. This has been updated to reflect that the opening is Ward III, not Ward II.]
Turn your ideas for the community into action and run for city council in the 2017 municipal election. The city’s nine council members create the vision for Commerce City, pass laws and review and approve the annual budget. Four city council seats are open this year, with one incumbent eligible for re-election. Voters will elect council members for Ward I and Ward III as well as two individuals to represent the city at-large.
Commerce City will host an information session for potential candidates on Thursday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the civic center. While not mandatory, the meeting will provide all candidates with details on campaign rules and regulations. Information about the city’s structure, budget, and current activities also will be provided so candidates have information on current city operations and projects.
Regular city council meetings take place on the first and third Mondays of each month, while the second and fourth Mondays consist of study sessions allowing for more in-depth discussion of topics. All meetings start at 6 p.m. Council members also regularly participate in city-wide events and serve on boards and commissions.
Residents interested in elected office must meet the following requirements:
- Citizen of the United States
- 18 years of age or older
- City resident for at least 12 months preceding appointment
- Resident of ward (not applicable for at-large seats) for 25 days immediately preceding appointment
- Cannot be serving a felony conviction (including probation or parole)
To become a candidate, residents must file a notarized candidate affidavit with the city clerk within 10 days of publicly announcing their intent and either accepting a donation or expending funds in support of their candidacy. To be placed on the ballot, candidates must submit a completed nomination petition, signed by at least 25 registered electors within the ward or city, by 5 p.m. on August 28. Nomination petitions are available starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8 at the city clerk’s office at the civic center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.
Learn more at c3gov.com/elections. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.
City council members regularly participate in city-wide events and engage with the community.
*Correction: On July 27, the City of Commerce City incorrectly listed Ward II as having a city council opening on its website news feed and Facebook page. That has been corrected to reflect that the opening is in Ward III, not Ward II.