Board of Directors

Board Meeting Information

The October 27 board meeting will be held in person at the Peak Community & Wellness Center in the Pinyon and Spruce rooms. View the 10/27/20 Agenda & Board Packet and the Proposed 2021 Budget

IN-PERSON attendance option
With State and local health orders, we can accommodate up to 15 audience members by reservation only. Six-foot distancing will be maintained and masks worn at all times. Please contact Richelle Riley at 303.409.2108 or richeller@fhprd.org to reserve your seat. You must receive verbal or written confirmation that a seat is reserved for you.
VIRTUAL attendance option
If you are unable to attend in person or if our in-person reservations reach capacity, you may attend virtually on Zoom. Please register in advance of the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O7VGxNArQ8OQkUhnu9PW0A. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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.