City Council meetings are held at 6:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Touber Building at 448 E. 1st Street.
Members of council govern the city by setting priorities, appropriating funds in the annual budget, approving resolutions and passing local laws.
City Council is composed of two members elected from each ward of the City, serving 4-year terms. Terms are staggered, with three of the members being elected at each regular municipal election. To run for council, one must be a registered voter who has resided in the ward from which he or she is elected for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the election date.
Keith Baker, a Chaffee County native, graduated from Salida High School in 1965. He went on to attend Adams State and pursue careers in retail business and custom homebuilding. He currently works as a realtor with Wes Hill and Associates (Century 21). Mr. Baker’s term expires in 2015.
719-539-2720 | PO Box 187, Salida CO | email@example.com
Mike Bowers is a long-time Salida resident and is currently employed with the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department. His term expires in 2015.
719-530-1580 | 305 Wood Ave, Salida CO | firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Canon City, Mr. McCormick has lived in Salida over 50 years. He holds a degree in history and political science from Western State College. His business career includes 15 years selling recreation equipment, 15 years as a homebuilder and 20 years as a flat roof contractor. He also serves as the Treasurer for the Upper Arkansas Water Conservation District.
719-221-0796 | 704 Crestone Ave, Salida CO | email@example.com
Dr. Moore retired in Salida following his career as a gerontologist in Denver. His term expires in 2013.
719-539-9195 | 414 E 2nd St, Salida CO | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Stewart is a professor of economics. His term expires in 2013.
719-221-3943 | 646 E St, Salida CO | email@example.com
Mr. Yerkey is a Colorado native and has lived in Salida since 2000. He holds a masters degree in math from the Missouri School of Mines. After teaching math for five years, he owned and operated a landscape contracting business. Now retired, Mr. Yerkey enjoys being a husband, father, grandfather and resident of an exciting mountain community. His term expires in 2015.
719-539-3427 | 125 E 5th St, Salida CO | firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three wards in the city of Salida. Property northwest of I Street, generally, belongs to Ward 1. The area roughly between I and C Streets, including the downtown historic district, makes up Ward 2. The area southeast of C Street including land south of US Highway 50 belongs to Ward 3.
Two City Council members represent each ward:
- Ward 1: Keith Baker and Jim McCormick
- Ward 2: Steven Stewart and Tom Yerkey
- Ward 3: Mike Bowers and Jay Moore