Mayor Vacancy

On May 17, 2021 Patrick Quinn submitted his resignation as Mayor of the City and County of Broomfield, effective May 23, 2021.

According to Broomfield City Charter, Council has 30 days from May 23, 2021, to choose a duly qualified person to fill the vacancy with a majority vote of Council. Duly qualified is defined as (Section 4.6 of the Broomfield Charter):

  • Registered elector
  • Resident of the City
  • Resident of the Ward (if applicable)
  • Cannot be a salaried employee of the City

The timeline and process for Council’s review, nomination and approval of the next Mayor:

  • May 19 - June 11 at 5 p.m. - Duly qualified individuals may submit a letter of interest to cityclerk@broomfield.org.
  • June 22 Council meeting
    • The appointment to fill the Mayor vacancy will be on the agenda.
    • The memo for this item will include all of the letters of interest submitted to cityclerk@broomfield.org by the deadline and that meet the criteria of “duly qualified” as defined in Section 4.6 of the Broomfield Charter. 
    • Council may then nominate individuals for Council’s consideration. Once the nominations are closed, Council will vote until a majority is received for one individual.

If a current councilmember is selected as Mayor, then their seat becomes vacant and must be filled by a majority vote of City Council for the remainder of the unexpired term. The subsequent selection process must be conducted within 30 days of that Councilmember’s vacancy. If needed, the process for filling a vacant councilmember seat will be posted here.