If you are interested in running for City Council, the City Clerk's Office provides Candidate Guidelines containing forms and information required to run for City Council. These packets are also available at the City Clerk's Office.
Are You Eligible?
To be eligible to run for the office of councilmember, residents must meet the following criteria:
• U.S. citizen
• Registered voter
• Resident of Northglenn for a minimum of one year immediately preceding the election
• Resident of their respective ward for a minimum of 32 days immediately preceding nomination
• No felony convictions
• At least 18 years old
Do You Have the Time?
If you are elected to office as a member of council, you will be required to serve a four-year term. During that time, you should plan to attend the following:
• Regular and special council meetings
• Council study sessions
• Subcommittee meetings
• Meetings of other boards or agencies, which you may be appointed to as a council representative
• Conferences, seminars, conventions, and workshops for training and discussion
• Socials and other events to promote your municipality
Commencing with the November 2011 regular election, elected officials assume office at the first regular council meeting after the election. This was changed from the first meeting in January after the election after voters approved ballot measures 2A and 2B during the 2008 election.
Councilmembers are paid an honorarium commensurate with his or her present salary. The mayor receives an additional 40 percent and the Mayor Pro Tem receives an additional 15 percent. The current council honorarium is $575 per month.