City Council

Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Touber Building, 448 E. 1st Street. Work sessions are regularly held the Monday evening prior to the Council meeting in the same location at 6:00 p.m.

City Council Meetings

10-15-2019 AgendaPacket
10-14-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
10-07-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
10-01-2019 AgendaPacket
09-17-2019 AgendaPacket
09-16-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
09-03-2019 AgendaPacket
08-20-2019 AgendaPacket
08-19-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
08-06-2019 AgendaPacket
08-05-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-16-2019 AgendaPacketWork Session
07-16-2019 AgendaPacket
07-15-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-02-2019 AgendaPacket
07-01-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
06-18-2019 AgendaPacket
06-17-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
06-04-2019 AgendaPacket
06-03-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
05-21-2019 AgendaPacket
05-20-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
05-07-2019 AgendaPacket
05-06-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-26-2019 Special Meeting AgendaPacket
04-16-2019 AgendaPacket
04-15-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-02-2019 AgendaPacket
04-02-2019 AgendaPacket
04-01-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
03-19-2019 AgendaPacketWork Session
03-18-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
03-05-2019 AgendaPacket
03-04-2019 Work Session Agenda
02-19-2019 Work Session AgendaMinutes
02-19-2019 AgendaPacket
02-05-2019 AgendaPacket
02-04-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
01-08-2019 AgendaPacket
01-07-2019 Work Session AgendaPacket
12-18-2018 AgendaPacket
12-17-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
12-11-2018 Special Meeting Agenda
12-04-2018 AgendaPacket
12-03-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
11-20-2018 AgendaPacket
11-19-2018 Work Session Agenda
11-06-2018 AgendaPacket
11-05-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
10-16-2018 AgendaPacket
10-15-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
10-02-2018 AgendaPacket
10-01-2018 Work Session Agenda
09-26-2018 Special Meeting Agenda
09-18-2018 AgendaPacket
09-17-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
09-04-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
09-04-2018 AgendaPacket
08-22-2018 Special Meeting Agenda
08-21-2018 Special Meeting Agenda
08-21-2018 AgendaPacket
08-07-2018 AgendaPacket
08-06-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-17-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-17-2018 AgendaPacket
07-16-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-03-2018 AgendaPacket
07-02-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
06-19-2018 AgendaPacket
06-18-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
06-14-2018 Special Meeting Agenda
06-05-2018 AgendaPacket
06-04-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
05-22-2018 AgendaPacket
05-21-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
05-08-2018 AgendaPacket
05-07-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-17-2018 AgendaPacket
04-16-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-12-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-03-2018 AgendaPacket
04-02-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
03-20-2018 AgendaMinutesPacket
03-19-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
03-06-2018 AgendaMinutesPacket
03-05-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
02-20-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
02-20-2018 AgendaMinutesPacket
02-06-2018 AgendaMinutesPacket
02-05-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
01-16-2018 Work Session AgendaPacket
01-16-2018 AgendaMinutesPacket
01-02-2018 AgendaMinutesPacket
12-19-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
12-18-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
12-11-2017 Special Meeting AgendaMinutes
12-05-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
12-04-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
11-28-2017 Work Session Agenda
11-21-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
11-20-2017 Work Session Agenda
11-07-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
11-06-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
10-17-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
10-16-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
10-03-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
10-02-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
09-19-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
09-18-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
09-08-2017 Work Session Agenda
09-05-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
08-30-2017 Special Meeting AgendaMinutesPacket
08-15-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
08-14-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
08-01-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
07-31-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-18-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
07-17-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-11-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
07-11-2017 Special Meeting AgendaMinutes
07-06-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
06-20-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
06-19-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
06-06-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
06-05-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
06-01-2017 Work Session Agenda
05-30-2017 Special Meeting AgendaMinutes
05-16-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
05-15-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
05-02-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
05-01-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-18-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
04-17-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
04-04-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
03-21-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
03-20-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
03-07-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
03-06-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
02-21-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
02-07-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
02-06-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
01-18-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
01-17-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket
01-13-2017 Special Meeting AgendaMinutes
01-04-2017 Work Session AgendaPacket
01-03-2017 AgendaMinutesPacket

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.

Ward 1                                                                                                                                                                

Dan Shore

719-221-6384 | 448 E 1st Street, Suite 112 Salida CO 81201|

Dan, his wife Jill, and son Gunnar moved to Salida in 2010. He has spent the last 30 years in the investment management industry.

Mr. Shore’s term expires in 2021.


One Ward 1 

Jane Templeton

719-539-4618 | 448 E 1st Street, Suite 112 Salida CO 81201|

Ms. Templeton was appointed to the Council to fill the vacancy left by Rusty Granzella.

Ward 2

Justin Critelli

914-466-9779|448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201 |

Justin Critelli is New York native who moved to Colorado in 2012. He and his partner Melanie own and operate the Simple Lodge and Hostel in historic downtown Salida. He also has his own massage therapy practice and operates out of local small business, CJ & Company.

Mr. Critelli’s term expires in 2021.

DSC_0047Cheryl Brown-Kovacic

719-539-5372 | 549 E St, Salida CO 81201 |

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.

Ward 3

Harald Kasper

719-221-5259 | 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201  |

Harald Kasper’s Bio:

I was born 1963 in Hoexter, Germany as the 5th of six kids. I studied Chemical Engineering in Karlruhe, Germany graduating with a Master’s Degree and Physical Therapy in Kiel Germany.

I immigrated to the USA in 1995 and became a US citizen in 2016. Living in Salida through the last 17 years I have worked as a Physical Therapist in my own local practice now called Rebound Physical Therapy while taking in all the outdoor opportunities Chaffee county has to offer such as mountain biking, hiking, skiing, running camping and white water rafting.

I brought up my daughter in Salida, who turned 18 in April 2017 and have been married to Devon Kasper since 2013.

Between 2009 and 2017 I have served on the Salida Planning and Zoning commission.

I am a passionate runner and get supported in my spiritual path by the Salida Shanga.

Mr. Kasper’s term expires in 2021.

Mike Bowers

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 81201|

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: Dan Shore and one vacant position pending appointment.
  • Ward 2: Justin Critelli and Cheryl Brown-Kovacic
  • Ward 3: Mike Bowers and Harald Kasper