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​Representing Thornton​​

​​​​​​​It’s to the city’s benefit for Thornton to have a regional presence. City officials can present future plans for Thornton, and discuss the possibility of sharing resources and pooling expertise. It’s for these reasons that your Thornton City Council representatives serve on local and regional boards. These boards include:

Adams County Economic Development, Inc. (ACED)

ACED is a 501(c)(6) private, nonprofit full service economic development organization serving the 1,182 square mile Adams County, nine municipalities, 8,800 businesses and a population of 400,000. Predicted to be the fastest growing county in the state of Colorado over the next 20 years, ACED is dedicated to playing a leadership role in aggressively driving economic vitality and sustainable business development in the region. 

​Jacqueline Phillips, Ward 1
John Cody, Economic Development Director (Alternate)

Adams County Community Transit Policy Council

This Committee will provide policy oversight for the special transit program that was initiated in 2000. 

Lisa Ranalli, Senior Citizen Program Manager

Airport Coordinating Committee 

This Committee was established in 1988 through an IGA among Adams County and the cities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Westminster and Thornton. The 2004 issues will include cities implementing their airport noise mitigation plans, working with Denver on determining future noise violation requirements, and how to address continuing noise violations of DIA. 

Mack Goodman, Ward 1 and Val Vigil, Ward 2

Colorado Municipal League (CML) Policy Committee

CML's primary role is to represent cities' interests in the Colorado legislature. In that role, they act to secure the enactment of legislation that will be beneficial to municipalities and oppose legislation that might injure them. The Policy Committee, one of several advisory committees, is responsible for reviewing legislative proposals and recommending to the CML Executive Board positions on a wide variety of legislation affecting municipalities.

Val Vigil, Ward 2 and Joshua Zygielbaum, Ward 3

Eric Montoya, Mayor pro tem (Alternate)

​Denver Regional Council of Governments

The state-appointed Denver Metro planning organization that joins 49 county and municipal governments to address issues of regional concern such as water resources, transportation, growth, legislative concerns and even services for seniors. 

Adam Matkowsky, Ward 4
Eric Montoya, Mayor pro tem (Alternate) 

​E-470 Authority

The E 470 Public Highway Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado, formed in 1985 to construct and maintain a 46-mile toll highway running generally to the east of I 25. The highway consists of four segments from 120th to I-25. 

Heidi Williams, Mayor

Jan Kulmann, Ward 4 (Alternate)

I-25 Corridor Mayors Group 

This group works together to take steps to enhance planning and cooperation in the next tier of metropolitan growth, which is outside of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) planning area. 

​Heidi Williams, Mayor
Eric Montoya, Mayor pro tem (Alternate) 

​North Area Transportation Alliance (NATA)

NATA is a partnership of public and private entities in the North I-25 Corridor working to identify, develop, advocate and lobby for transportation solutions that will enhance mobility, drive economic development, and reduce traffic congestion in the north metro area. 

Eric Montoya, Mayor pro tem 
Heidi Williams, Mayor (Alternate)

​Rangeview Library District Liaison

The Rangeview Library District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Adams County Board of Commissioners, and is responsible for the library district's finances and formulation of policies.

​Sam Nizam, Ward 3

Rocky Flats Stewardship Council

The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council was formed in February 2006 and superseded the Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments. The Stewardship Council provides ongoing local government and community oversight of the post-closure management of Rocky Flats, the former nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver. There are ongoing management needs that remain vital to ensuring long-term protection of human health and the environment. 

​Jan Kulmann, Ward 4
Emily Hunt, Water Resources Manager (Alternate)

School District 27-J Capital Facilities Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and assist in the development, financing and acquisition of educational facilities and improvements which will benefit the residents of Adams County, Weld County and the cities of Brighton, Commerce City and the Thornton. 

Jacqueline Phillips, Ward 1