July 17, 2020 Council Statement
As the Greeley city council, we hear the voices of everyone in our community and are actively listening, responding, and shaping our future policy accordingly. Council has worked and continues to work to find ways to deliver services that address the needs of everyone that our police officers encounter while maintaining the dignity and respect of those they serve. Those efforts have developed into programs like the police department’s Co-Responder program and the fire department’s Squad 1. Both of these pro-active programs work directly with mental health professionals to respond and assist residents where needed. We understand our police officers are members of our community that take on risk every time they put on their uniform in the name of serving and protecting our city. For this, we thank them, we support them, and we honor them.
We commit all of our resources and talents to protecting every single resident in Greeley and to protecting and supporting every single individual that serves on the Greeley Police Department. The principles of life, safety, and security of every single individual resident and police officer are precious and valuable. Safety in our community should not be political, should not be dependent on social status or race, nor should it depend on whether or not you choose to serve the community in uniform.
It is our ongoing goal that Greeley be an inviting, safe, and comfortable city. We continue to welcome open dialogue and seek means of improvement so that all who live, work, play, and serve here feel welcome, engaged, and supported. - Greeley City Council
July 15, 2020 - Council Endorsement of HRC Forum
An important community conversation about race, diversity, and inclusion in Greeley is about to get underway. The City of Greeley’s Human Relations Commission
, a citizen appointed board in existence for over 30 years, will be hosting a virtual community webinar to listen to local residents’ concerns and questions and discuss Greeley’s opportunities to learn about and embrace positive community relationships.
The webinar was held on July 15, 2020, and was recorded for those unable to join the conversation
. The Greeley City Council heartily endorses this outreach program by its Human Relations Commission and urges all interested residents to participate.
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.