Board of Directors

Board Meeting Information

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to adhere to social distancing parameters, the Foothills Park & Recreation Districts’ Board of Directors meeting scheduled on June 23, 2020 was held as a virtual meeting. 6/23/20 Agenda & Board Packet

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve and orders by the State and Jefferson County may alter, we will announce how future board meetings will be held on this page.

Notice of election cancelation:

Due to the fact that in Wards 1, 2 and 5 (the Wards for which an election of board members was occurring in 2020), there was only one candidate per Ward, the Foothills Board of Directors election has been canceled and the individuals from each ward have been declared elected.  Additionally, due to unprecedented national circumstances, and in particular the impact those circumstances have upon the District and the community, the Board of Directors has determined the additional ballot issue on May 5, 2020, seeking a continuation of 1.534 mills currently being levied to District residents, has been canceled.

Notice of Cancelation

The Foothills Board of Directors is an elected board required under Title 32, C.R.S. The Board provides a means for those elected officials to engage in policy-making decisions, which affect the park and recreation district. To serve, Board members are required to live or own property within Foothills District boundaries and represent the ward where they reside as well as the entire District. By law, Board members serve a four year term, not to exceed more than two consecutive terms.

Board elections for special districts are currently held in May of even numbered years. Recent legislation has changed those elections to be held in May of odd numbered years. During that transition, board members elected in 2020 and 2022 will serve a three-year term. Four-year terms will resume with the 2023 board election.

The Foothills Board of Directors hires the Executive Director, sets the standards of performance for the Executive Director, then delegates to the Executive Director the authority to manage the staff and resources for the implementation of the policies and direction of the District.

Ward 3 – Chair
tjames@fhprd.org
Term expires May 2022

Ward 4 – First Vice Chair
kbutman@fhprd.org
Term expires May 2022

Ward 2 – Second Vice Chair
mbielkiewicz@fhprd.org
Term expires May 2023

Ward 1 – Treasurer
bmeyer@fhprd.org
Term expires May 2023

Ward 5 – Secretary
lbosanko@fhprd.org
Term expires May 2023

Wards and Board Representation

Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Board of Directors acted in May 2009 to divide the Foothills District boundaries into separate “Director districts” or “wards”.  The decision was made for the purpose of ensuring equal representation on the board of directors for all areas of the District. The change was approved by the Jefferson County District Court in November 2009.

Five wards were created within Foothills boundaries. One board of directors representative from each ward is elected by the constituents within that ward. The establishment of wards gives District residents more opportunity to provide input for their area. Wards will also help prevent special interests from any one geographic area within the District from holding a majority of representation on the Board. Ultimately, equal and fair representation of District residents based upon population is the goal.

Executive Director
rhopp@fhprd.org

Executive Director

  • Reports directly to the elected Board of Directors and is responsible for all management, administrative, operational and financial aspects of District operations.
  • Maintains the highest level of decision making with responsibility in overseeing all major operational departments.
  • Organizes and directs all phases of district operations by formulating and implementing internal and external District policies and administrative procedures.
  • Upholds and advances the mandates of the District’s mission statement by setting standards and continually evaluating all areas of District operations.