Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in Council Chambers at the Touber Building, 448 E. 1st Street. The 1st Tuesday of each month includes a Council work session that starts at 6pm, followed by a Council meeting at 7pm. The 3rd Tuesday of each month the Council meeting starts at 6pm.
City Council Meetings
City Council Members
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.
719-239-4573 | 155 Mesa Circle, Salida CO | email@example.com
Hal Brown has more than 40 years of combined experience in military service, systems engineering and project management, and consulting. Hal has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development. He has lived in Salida with his wife Susan since 2005, and enjoys golf, fishing, hunting, square dancing, bicycling and hiking. Mr. Brown’s term expires in 2017
Mr. Granzella’s term expires in 2019.
719-539-7309 | 248 W Park Avenue, Salida CO | rusty.granzella @salidaelected.com
Rusty Granzella was born and raised in Salida, graduating from Salida High School. After high school Rusty attended college at Colorado State University Fort Collins and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. After college Rusty worked for Standard Oil-Chevron USA in California for 14 months in Asset Accounting and worked 20 years for local family owned Auto Dealership as a manager and part owner. Rusty was also a loan officer and branch manager for Sunflower Bank and served on the Salida School Board from 2005-2013. Rusty and his wife, Tangie, have raised three children in Salida and have developed rental properties for the past 20 years.
Mr. Granzella’s term expires in 2019.
719-539-4040 | 1010 F St, Salida CO | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Rogers moved to Colorado Springs in 1975, from Wisconsin, and to Salida in 2001. A career educator of 40+ years, she holds a B.S. Degree in mathematics & psychology and two education M.S. Degrees. Her many volunteer interests include housing, education, and health & dental care issues. She owns/manages six rental units in C.S., and loves camping, gardening & “spoiling” her grandchildren. Ms. Roger’s term expires in 2017.
719-539-5372 | 549 E St, Salida CO | email@example.com
Cheryl is a retired education consultant, having served as Director of Assessment for the State of New Mexico and as a consultant for federal programs. Her PH. D. is in educational testing and program evaluation. Her skills in data analysis, mathematics and statistics, along with her experience in her own consulting business and budget administration as a director provide her with an excellent background for City Council. Her volunteer work in League of Women Voters, Chaffee Country Heritage Area Board, Salida Area Parks/ Open Space and Trails, Chaffee County Land Use Roundtable, Salida Planning Commission and City Treasurer has also prepared her for the challenge of serving as a council member. She and her husband moved to Salida in 2005, but had been visiting Salida for several years prior. She enjoys numerous outdoor activities as well as quilting and has two very adventurous children.
Ms. Brown Kovacic’s term expires in 2019.
719-539-4659 | 319 Hunt Street, Salida CO | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Hallett’s term expires in 2017.
Mike Bowers is a long-time Salida resident and is currently employed with the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department.
719-530-1580 | 305 Wood Ave, Salida CO | email@example.com
Mr. Bower’s term expires in 2019.
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. Download the ward map.
Two City Council members represent each ward:
- Ward 1: Hal Brown and Rusty Granzella
- Ward 2: Eileen Rogers and Cheryl Brown-Kovacic
- Ward 3: Mike Bowers and Melodee Hallett