City Council

June 4, 2020 - Statement from Kristin Zasada, Councilmember At-Large:
     "I wish to address some concerns over a recent statement I made on my personal Facebook account. First, as a mother and lifelong resident of Greeley, I am deeply concerned about the violent unrest that has rocked our nation of late and I don’t want to see that happen to my town and its fellow residents. It saddens me that we are unable to have sympathy, compassion, and respect for one another as we work towards making our communities, our nation, and our world a better place. But my sadness over the recent violence in no way means I condone the tragic death of George Floyd nor does it make me racist, insensitive, or threatening.
     When a comment was made on my post that the leading cause of death of black men was police brutality, it horrified me to think that could be true. I therefore looked up the Centers for Disease Control website to see the top causes of death for black men. My quoting of these facts, while clearly ill-timed and perhaps insensitive, was meant in the spirit of sharing factual information and was never meant to point fingers or condemn any person, race, or community. It has been devastating to me that my comments have resulted in threats to me and my family and has sowed more rancor and hate in the community that I love dearly.
     The only way we can heal and come together as a people – a people of all races, backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences – is to have open conversations with one another on a basis of kindness, compassion, and respect. I welcome these conversations and pledge to do so with an open heart and an open mind. Together, we make Greeley the welcoming, inclusive, and strong community that it is.
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June 2, 2020
- "Like many, this council has watched video footage of George Floyd being excessively restrained by police, which ultimately led to his death. This council extends our compassion to Mr. Floyd’s family. We recognize and condemn the actions that lead to Mr. Floyd’s death. This situation is tragic. As a council, we do not condone police brutality.
     We acknowledge that racism exists and we must all be part of creating change. The violent events that followed are also tragic. Standing up for what you believe in is important. Harming other people or property along the way is not productive. We are proud of those who gathered here in Greeley over the weekend and constructively shared your voice. We are also proud of our local law enforcement for their efforts and behavior.
     As a council, we might not have all the answers and solutions, but our commitment to all of Greeley is to listen, learn and do better. Greeley is home to all of us, and home should be a place where compassion, empathy, dialogue and unity flourish.
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               –Greeley City Council

The City of Greeley operates with a Council-Manager form of government with the Council acting as the legislative body for the city, adopting laws and policies and setting priorities to guide the city.

Council members are residents of Greeley who care deeply about their city and choose to serve their community as an elected official to maintain and improve Greeley's quality of life. Council members, with the exception of the Mayor, do not have offices at City Hall. There are a total of seven elected council members, including the Mayor.

The Council meets annually to evaluate the state of the City. Based on data, discussions with staff, and public input, the Council sets priorities which guide Greeley City government for the upcoming year.

In early 2020, the council engaged in a strategic visioning session to developed a long-range strategic vision to set priorities and direction for Greeley; Greeley City Council 2040 Vision for 2040. City Council then worked with staff to develop priorities for the next three years that would help achieve this vision; Greeley City Council 3-Year Priorities.

In addition to their annual meeting, the Council also meets regularly to conduct City business.

Meetings

Open to the public. Public input, without advance registration, is accepted at these meetings. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes each. 

When: 6:00 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month
Where: Council Chambers at City Center - 1001 11th Ave, Greeley CO 80631

These meetings are also broadcast live and rebroadcast on the City's government access channel, GTV8. Meetings are close captioned on GTV8 and online. Comcast Cable TV subscribers in Greeley, Evans and LaSalle can tune in to see these meetings. 

Worksessions

Open to the public. Public input is generally not taken at these meetings.

When: 6:00 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month
Where: Council Chambers at City Center - 1001 11th Ave, Greeley CO 80631

To verify the date, time, and location of the meeting you are interested in, please review the City Council Agendas.

Council Meeting Live Stream

Greeley City Council meetings can be viewed live on the GTV8 livestream. Previous meetings can also be viewed on-demand.

Agendas and Minutes

Archived Council and Boards & Commissions Materials (Agendas, Minutes, Legislation, Handouts, etc.) can be found at documents.greeleygov.com.

City Council Members

Councilman John Gates

Mayor

John Gates

Term: 2019-2021
970-350-9772
John.Gates@greeleygov.com

Ward I

Tommy Butler

 Term: 2019-2023
970-336-4291
Tommy.Butler@greeleygov.com

Brett Payton 

Ward II

Brett Payton

 Term: 2017- 2021
970-336-4294
Brett.Payton@greeleygov.com

Michael Fitzsimmons 

Ward III

Michael Fitzsimmons

Term: 2017-2021
970-336-4296
Michael.Fitzsimmons@greeleygov.com

Council Member Dale Hall

Ward IV | Mayor Pro Tem

Dale Hall

Term: 2019- 2023
970-336-4290
Dale.Hall@greeleygov.com

At Large

Kristin Zasada

Term: 2019-2021
970-336-4293
Kristin.Zasada@greeleygov.com

 

At Large

Ed Clark

Term: 2019-2023
970-336-4292
Ed.Clark@greeleygov.com

Contact Us

City Clerk's Office

1000 10th Street 
Greeley, Colorado 80631

Monday - Friday 
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The City Council visits community groups and presents information on timely and relevant topics. If you would like to have a Council member speak to your club, organization or business, please contact Jessica Diagana at 970-350-9741 or jessica.diagana@greeleygov.com.