ALERT: Most Commerce City facilities have reopened with restrictions, including modified hours. Most in-person services are available by appointment only. Visit for updates. Commerce City remains under the Safer at Home public health order. 

Home Rule

Commerce City became a home-rule municipality in 1970, which means the city council may determine local laws within the city limits. The city operates under a council-manager form of government, in which the city council sets the city vision and approves the city budget, while the city manager serves as the chief executive officer for the organization. The laws (ordinances) that govern citizen conduct are contained in the city's municipal code.

City Manager

City Manager Brian McBroom
City Manager Brian McBroom
Commerce City operates under a council-manager form of government, where an elected city council appoints a city manager, who serves as chief executive officer of the organization. Appointed in 2012, the current city manager is Brian McBroom.

Responsibilities & Services

The city manager administers and implements the vision and objectives established by the city council, ensuring Commerce City’s vision of a "Quality Community for a Lifetime" is realized.

The city manager’s office:

  • Works closely with city council to develop policies, propose new plans, and discuss issues that affect Commerce City residents.
  • Works with residents and members of the business community to address and solve problems.
  • Supervises all departments.
  • Monitors legislative matters and conducts intergovernmental relations.
  • Prepares city’s biannual budget and capital improvement program for city council review and approval.
  • Implements annual city council goals.
  • Communicates public information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Prepares city council agendas and maintains city records.
  • Encourages economic development within the city.

City Manager Weekly Update 

The city manager’s office provides city council members weekly updates that include follow-up on action items raised during city council meetings, a legislative report, oil and gas updates and the city council work schedule.