The City of Glenwood Springs is sadly announcing the resignation of Steve Davis from City Council, effective January 26, 2022. Mr. Davis has served on Council since April 2015.
During his tenure on Council, Mr. Davis has helped steer the City of Glenwood Springs through many large-scale infrastructure projects and planning efforts including the Grand Avenue Bridge project, an update of the development code, the 6th and 7th Street Redevelopment Plans, the Confluence Redevelopment Plan, the Red Mountain Pedestrian Passage (14th Street Bridge), the West Midland Multi-Use Path, Two Rivers Park Riverfront Improvements, the 27th Street Bridge Replacement Project, and the South Midland Improvement Project.
“Steve has been a tireless advocate for the City, and particularly our downtown, where he was instrumental in making 7th Street what it is today,” shared Mayor Jonathan Godes. “There have been tremendous achievements and challenges during Steve's seven-year tenure. His vision, passion and integrity were always there to meet any obstacle or opportunity. The City of Glenwood Springs is a better place because of Steve Davis.”
Ward 1 Vacancy
Pursuant to the City Charter, the Glenwood Springs City Council is required to appoint a replacement to fill the Ward 1 vacancy within 30 days. Appointment of City Councilors by Council occurs when a vacancy occurs more than ninety days before the next general municipal election. The appointee shall be selected by a majority vote of Council and would fill the remainder of Councilor Davis’ term. All such appointments shall be until a successor is elected and qualified at the next general municipal election in April 2023. It is anticipated that this process will include open applications for eligible Ward 1 applicants and interviews by City Council. The council vacancy has been added as an item on the agenda for tonight’s January 27 special meeting.
To be eligible to fill the open seat, applicants must have resided within the boundaries of voting Ward 1 and been a registered voter in the City of Glenwood Springs for one year. Voting Ward 1 generally includes portions of west and downtown Glenwood (south of the Colorado River and west of Grand Avenue to 14th Street) and Midland Avenue to just past 27th Street. View the Voting Ward boundaries map at https://cogs.us/212/Council. Additional information will be distributed upon availability.