City Council can be an often misunderstood position within the city with citizens’ thoughts running the spectrum without fully understanding what truly goes into a councilor’s role and responsibilities.
This month’s Coffee with Council is the perfect opportunity for anyone considering running for one of the seats up for election this November to find out what is involved in being a member on the Steamboat Springs City Council.
Join Councilman Scott Ford and other available council members this Friday, June 14 from 7:30am to 9:00am, as they touch upon various council aspects from roles, responsibilities, meetings, commitments and more. Community members can ask questions and learn more straight from current councilors, an ideal situation for anyone contemplating running for a seat on the dais.
Four City Council seats are up for election this November including one from each of the city’s three districts (I, II, III) and the at-large position. The district seats carry a four-year term while the at-large seat is a two-year term.
In addition, there will be time during Friday’s session to discuss any topic Council is currently working on, ranging from changes in marijuana rules to fire services funding and playgrounds.
Coffee with Council sessions are typically held the second Friday of each month in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall (124 10th Street). The goal is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with city council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them. Other cities and towns in Colorado have also adopted this approach in order to increase interaction between council and community members, and to promote greater transparency in city business.
No RSVP is necessary, community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.871.8240 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email