Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee

CIP committee board members
Left to right: Sandy Carruthers, DeLilah Collins, Maura O'Neal, Brian Connor, Joby Rittenhouse, Jonathan Popiel, Gordon Hamby, Colleen Becker (not pictured: Jennifer Allen-Thomas, Susan Carabajal)
Learn more about the current committee members

City Council established the Capital Improvement Projects Citizen Advisory Committee (CIPCAC) to advise the city on matters relating to the implementation of 2013 voter-approved Ballot Issue 2K.


The committee consists of 11 members, comprised of two representatives from each of the four wards and three members for the city at-large. Members of the committee shall be appointed to three (3) year staggered terms and shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms. The committee shall meet quarterly, or more frequently as needed. Commerce City employees and council members, their immediate family members, and other elected public officials are not eligible for membership.

Currently there is an opening for Ward I and one At-Large position.

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CIPCAC Mission

To receive staff reports on the progress of each approved CIP project in relationship to established schedules, budget allocations, project goals, and quality management guidelines.

To provide advice to the City Council on opportunities and issues related to the implementation of the five approved CIP projects, specifically relating to the three key program elements of:

  • Accountability – Demonstrating effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars
  • Engagement – Provide tangible opportunities for community members to engage
  • Potential – Leverage civic support and progress beyond the initial five projects

To review and provide comment on public engagement and public information plans.

To promote public awareness and understanding of the voter-approved CIP projects and the implementation of each.

See the committee outline for more information.