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 be registered to vote in Colorado and 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.