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2022


Celebrating Mark Deven and His Legacy Updated
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As Arvada City Manager Mark Deven's retirement draws near, the City team celebrates his legacy and prepares to bid him farewell. In a recent video, Mayor Marc Williams conversed with Deven about his 11-year tenure as Arvada's City Manager, including some of the successes and...

Ralston Road Bond Project: Phase Two Progress with Traffic Switch to the North Updated
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The City of Arvada and Hamon Infrastructure move traffic to the north, newly paved side of the Ralston Road Bond Project During the week of September 19, the City of Arvada and Hamon Infrastructure construction crews achieved an important milestone on Ralston Road by shifting traffic to the north,...

City Manager Mark Deven Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Updated
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Arvada City Manager Mark Deven was recently honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado City and County Management Association (CCCMA). Deven received the award based on his many achievements during his 41 + years in local government, which include serving as the...

Meyers Pool Project: Design Firm Selected Updated
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City of Arvada, Apex Park and Recreation District, Jeffco Public Schools select OLC to lead Future of Meyers Pool Project The City of Arvada, Apex Park and Recreation District and Jeffco Public Schools announce OLC Architecture, Interiors and Aquatics as the architecture and interior design...

City of Arvada Announces Lorie Gillis as New City Manager Updated
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Following a national search, the Arvada City Council has appointed Lorie Gillis as Arvada’s next city manager. The appointment was a unanimous decision. Arvada Mayor Marc Williams made the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 9, stating, “I am pleased that Lorie Gillis will be the next city...

City to Host Open House for City Manager Finalists Updated
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As part of the continuing process in selecting the next Arvada City Manager, the City is hosting an open house for Arvada residents, the local business community and City of Arvada team members to meet the two finalists selected by Arvada City Council to move forward in the process. Open house...

The City of Arvada Seeks Artist Entries for New Mural Updated
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The City of Arvada’s Arts and Culture Commission (AACC) is seeking qualifications from visual artists currently living in Colorado to design and paint a mural on a City-owned site. The site is near Arvada’s City Hall. It leads up to Arvada's central post office off Ralston Road, and...

Statement from Mayor Marc Williams on Behalf of Arvada City Council and the City Team Updated
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June 21, 2021 will forever be etched into the memory of the City of Arvada. On that day, our peaceful community was shocked by the actions of an evil, murderous shooter who caused the loss of two men. The Arvada Police lost a valued and beloved officer, Officer Gordon Beesley. And we also lost a...

Downed Tree Limbs Updated
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PLEASE DO NOT leave or drop tree limbs at the North Area Athletic Complex or onto any City property. Doing so is considered illegal dumping and subject to a fine. Arvada Branch Drop Off/Disposal for All Arvada Residents Branches will be accepted at the City's large item drop off event...

Get Connected with Arvada's Trails Day Updated
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Arvada, CO – Arvada’s Majestic View Nature Center is celebrating National Trails Day. The purpose of Arvada’s 20th annual Trails Day event is to encourage everyone to get connected outdoors. Trails Day focuses on trail stewardship and the connections we can make with our outdoor...

City of Arvada Begins National Search for Next City Manager Updated
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Following the announcement by Arvada City Manager Mark Deven that he will be retiring in October 2022, the City of Arvada has begun the process of recruiting for his replacement. The City is conducting a national search to fill this very important position. The application period opens Friday, May...

2022 Arvada High School Graduates Updated
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The City of Arvada celebrates the incredible achievements of Arvada's 2022 High School Graduates by lighting the Olde Town Arvada Water Tower in each school's colors as scheduled below.  ...

City of Arvada to Host Community Open House, Saturday, May 14 Updated
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City of Arvada residents are invited to join the City team on Saturday, May 14, for a Community Open House. Many City units will be on hand with informational displays, hands-on activities including a touch-a-truck area with our Streets, Parks and Utilities teams.  The Open House is an...

Let s go fly a kite Annual Arvada Kite Festival Updated
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The whole family will enjoy this fun, free event celebrating the artistry of kite flying.  Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stenger Sports Complex at W. 58th Avenue and Quail Street The Kite Festival includes the following activities: Kite flying! Bring a kite or purchase one at the...

Gabriella Bommer appointed as Human Resources Director Updated
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The City of Arvada has announced the appointment of Gabriella Bommer as Director of Human Resources. Bommer, who previously served as the City’s deputy human resources director, will succeed Linda Haley who was recently appointed as a second deputy city manager. “With her breadth of...

City of Arvada lifts watering restrictions maintenance work on Ralston Reservoir complete Updated
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The City of Arvada is pleased to announce that the late season watering restrictions implemented in October 2021 will be lifted on or around May 1, 2022. Denver Water notified the City in early March 2022 that maintenance work was complete at Ralston Reservoir and the process to refill the...

City and Foothills Animal Shelter and Petco Love present April 2 dog vaccination and registration event Updated
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Part of an effort to “Give Pets Their Best Shot,” the April 2 event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arvada High School (7951 W. 65th Ave.). The City of Arvada and Foothills Animal Shelter are partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy...

Linda Haley Appointed as a Second Deputy City Manager Updated
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The City of Arvada has announced the appointment of Linda Haley as Deputy City Manager. Haley, who previously served as the City’s human resources director, will serve in a second deputy position approved by the City Council as part of the 2022 Budget to provide additional leadership as the...

City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 38th Consecutive Year Updated
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The City of Arvada has announced that it has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2020.   This is the 38th...

New Director for Vibrant Community and Neighborhoods Updated
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The City has announced that Dr. Enessa Janes will serve as the City’s next Director of Vibrant Community and Neighborhoods. Dr. Janes has worked for the City for five years, most recently as the Deputy Director of Vibrant Community and Neighborhoods.  “We are excited and pleased...

RTD extends comment period for Reimagine RTD Updated
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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has extended the public comment period for the Reimagine RTD draft System Optimization Plan (SOP). The SOP includes recommendations for service redesign and serves as a route-by-route guide for service development through 2027. Members of the public now...

Statement condemning antisemitic flyers Updated
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On January 23, 2022, many of our neighbors were horrified to find antisemitic flyers distributed throughout the Arvada community. This antisemitic propaganda mirrors flyers distributed nationwide in several cities, and it has caused many residents to feel unsafe.  The Arvada Police Department...

Shared Micromobility Pilot Program Launching in Arvada Updated
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The City of Arvada is partnering with the Los Angeles, California based, shared electric scooter company, Bird Rides, to bring e-scooters to the City soon. The scooters are available through a mobile phone application and riders pay to use the scooter per minute, at no cost to the...

Arvada Resiliency Task Force Gift Card Collection for Marshall Fire Victims Updated
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The Arvada Resiliency Taskforce is collecting gift cards at three Arvada locations through Jan. 14 to support Marshall Fire victims: Arvada Chamber of Commerce: 7305 Grandview Ave. Mon - Thur, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arvada United Methodist Church: 6750 Carr St. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Council Dais in City of Arvada Council Chambers Approved as Fully Vaccinated Facility Updated
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As of December 22, 2021 the council dais in the City of Arvada Council Chambers at 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, Colorado 80002 was approved by Jefferson County Public Health as a Jefferson County Fully Vaccinated Facility. This approval applies specifically to the council dais, which is 12+ feet away...

2021


City response to Jeffco District Attorney's findings in the Johnny Hurley case Updated
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The City of Arvada shares the following statement regarding the conclusion of the Jeffco District Attorney’s Office’s investigation of the officer-involved shooting of Johnny Hurley during the tragic events of June 21, 2021, in Olde Town Arvada. The events of June 21 in Olde Town were...

Arvada Celebrates Completion of Olde Town Pedestrian Street Closure, Phase One of Ralston Road Project Updated
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The City of Arvada, along with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Olde Town Business Improvement District (BID) and the Arvada Resiliency Task Force invite the community to help celebrate the completion of several important projects in the Olde Town area. Take part in Arvada’s largest ever...

City of Arvada Implements watering restrictions in advance of scheduled maintenance on Ralston Reservoir Updated
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UPDATE April 1, 2022: This project has been completed. Please view the press release announcing the removal of watering restrictions on or around May 1. 2022.  Beginning in October, the City of Arvada will implement water use restrictions for outdoor irrigation to prepare for upcoming...

City of Arvada observes Source Water Protection Week Updated
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The American Water Works Association has declared the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, 2021 as Source Water Protection Week. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting sources of drinking water. In the Mountain West, we are aware of the need to be good stewards...

City Council Candidate Forums Updated
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The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the Arvada Chamber recently hosted Arvada City Council Candidate Forums to provide Council candidates the opportunity to discuss the issues. Forums were televised live on Comcast and TDS Ch. 8 (SD) and 880 (HD) and streamed on...

City Launches Updated Ask Arvada Updated
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Starting today, it gets a lot easier for members of the Arvada community to ask a question or request a City of Arvada service online. The City has launched an updated version of its online, 24/7 digital service request tool, Ask Arvada, which is accessible at https://arvada.org/ask-arvada....

City Completes Ralston Road Phase One Construction Updated
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The City of Arvada and their contractor, T & M Construction, completed Phase One of the Ralston Road Reconstruction Project in July 2021. Phase One of this project reconstructed Ralston Road between Upham and Yukon Streets. Construction began in February 2020. Phase Two of this project...

City Employee Joe Herrin Passes Away after Serious Accident Updated
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The City of Arvada mourns the tragic loss of a colleague who has passed away following injuries sustained during an accident.  On Thursday, July 22, Joe Herrin, a dedicated member of the City of Arvada’s Parks Maintenance team, was involved in a serious accident at Jack B. Tomlinson...

City Launches Find the Good Campaign Updated
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In an effort to continue to honor the memory of Officer Gordon Beesley and Good Samaritan Johnny Hurley and provide a forum to highlight positive stories in the community, the City of Arvada has developed a new project on the Speak Up Arvada online engagement platform to encourage sharing of good...

Arvada Mayor's Statement Regarding June 21 Olde Town Shooting Updated
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At the June 28 Arvada City Council business meeting, Mayor Marc Williams delivered a statement regarding the June 21 shooting in Olde Town Arvada. A recording of the statement, and the entire meeting, is available on the City’s YouTube channel. A transcription of the statement is below....

Message from the Arvada Mayor and City Council Updated
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Dear Arvadans, Your City Council remains shocked and deeply saddened by the violence that killed Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley and others, and that was witnessed by so many in our community. We also remain steadfast in our support for our Police Department and the City Team, and in our...

City of Arvada Rolls out New Waste Recycling Program Updated
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The City will begin rolling out new recycling carts for residents between June 7 and June 26 as it officially launches its residential waste and recycling collection service in early July 2021. The City of Arvada’s Waste and Recycling Program provides low cost recycling to residents who are...

City Designated 2021 Top Workplace Updated
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For a fourth time, the City of Arvada has been named a top workplace by the Denver Post. The City's designation as a top workplace means it is among the top 150 organizations of the more than 80,000 that participated this year. The award recognizes overall engagement as determined by an...

City of Arvada encourages residents to select their service level by April 25 Updated
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Thank you to the residents who have already responded with their service level selection! As of Monday April 19, 2021, the City has received responses from approximately 60% of eligible households. Whether you choose to join the City’s program with a cart or choose a different hauler, we...

City begins next phase of Ralston Road Improvement Project Updated
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The City of Arvada and its contract partner Hamon Infrastructure will begin Phase Two of the Ralston Road reconstruction project on Monday, April 26. This phase of work is expected to last for 24 months and will begin at Yukon Street and progress westward to Garrison Street. The public is invited...

North Metro Water Suppliers Urge Residents to Implement Water Reduction Actions Updated
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North Metro, Boulder County and the City and County of Broomfield water suppliers, including City of Arvada, City of Boulder, City of Lafayette, City of Longmont, City of Louisville, Northglenn, Town of Superior, Town of Erie, Left Hand Water District, City of Thornton and Westminster are urging...

City Provides Update on Storm; Thanks Community for Patience Updated
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Beginning in the evening of March 13, the City of Arvada experienced a challenging winter storm, the fourth largest in the last 140 years, with more than two feet of snow falling in Arvada during a 36-hour period. The City Team thanks community members for their patience as crews continue to clear...

City of Arvada Releases Draft ADA Transition Plan,  Opens Public Comment Updated
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The City of Arvada today launched “Access Arvada” a public feedback process to gather input from Arvada residents on the City’s draft ADA Transition Plan. The draft plan, also released today, focuses on Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits...

City of Arvada Streamlines Commercial Sales Tax Filings with Online Portal Updated
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The City of Arvada, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, has joined Colorado’s Sales and Use Tax System (SUTS) online portal, which will make it easier for local businesses to file sales tax returns and review...

2020


City of Arvada Launches HeadsUp Pedestrian Safety Campaign Updated
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The City of Arvada has launched a pedestrian safety campaign to encourage all residents and visitors to follow the rules of the road around crosswalks. Crosswalks are one area where pedestrians, vehicles and cyclists interact, and sometimes collide in ways that lead to injury or death.  ...

2019

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2017

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2016 and Older

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