1. Board Member Election
  2. Current Board Members
  3. Citizen Involvement
  4. Executive Sessions
  5. Scheduled Board Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
  6. Transparency Notice

Next EPRD Board of Directors Election will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 7 AM to 7 PM. At that time, two (2) individuals will be elected to serve a three-year term.  

Application for Absentee Ballot

Application for Absentee Ballot will be accepted until the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the election (April 28, 2020).  To comply with social distancing, we encourage registered voters to apply for an absentee ballot.  An absentee ballot will allow a registered voter to mail their vote rather than voting at the polling location on May 5. 

Ballot Applications may be filed with Peggy Rupp, EPRD’s Designated Election Official, at Collins, Cockrel and Cole, P.C., 390 Union Boulevard, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80228. (email Peggy Rupp)

If you receive an absentee ballot, you can return it on or before May 5th at 7 PM through one of the following ways:

  • Mail to address on the provided return envelope (must be received by DEO by May 5 at 7 PM).
  • Drop it off at the BPRC polling location - 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen (May 5 only from 7 AM  to 7 PM).
  • New! Drop it off using Jeffco’s voter ballot box in the BPRC parking lot round-a-bout. This is the ONLY Jeffco drop off location for EPRD voting. If you return your ballot anywhere else, it will not be counted.

There shall only be one (1) polling place on May 5, 2020 due to the recent COVID-19 crisis and need for social distancing:

Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439

If you are interested in serving as an election judge, please contact Peggy Rupp.

Notice of 2020 EPRD Board Election

Additional election information will be supplied as it becomes available.

The 2020 Board of Directors Candidates are:

Christopher Lewis - review bio

Bill May - review bio 

John Hendryx - review bio

Donald Rosenthal - review bio

Monty Estis - review bio

Board of Directors Composition

The Board of Directors of Evergreen Park & Recreation District is made up of 5 individuals elected from the District at large. They each serve for a term of 4 years and may serve for 2 consecutive terms. Board seat elections are held in May of even-numbered years for those Directors whose terms have expired. To help insure continuity of service on the Board, terms are staggered such that no more than 3 Directors are elected in any given election cycle.

Note: In 2020 and 2022, board seats available in the May elections will be 3-year terms, not 4- year terms.  Colorado Special Districts are transitioning from even-year to odd-year elections; therefore electing board members to 3-year terms will accomplish this task.  The 3-year terms will be considered full terms for purposes of determining term limits. Starting with the 2023 election, board seats will return to 4-year terms.  

Vacancies that occur between election cycles are filled by the Board of Directors who appoint an individual to serve until the next regular election, at which time the vacancy shall be filled by election for the remainder of the originally vacated term.

Board Member Qualifications

To qualify as a Director, a person must be an Eligible elector. Eligible elector means a person who, at the designated time or event, is registered to vote pursuant to the  Colorado Uniform Election Code of 1992, and satisfies at least one of the following parameters:

  • Resident of the special district
  • Owner (or spouse or civil union partner of owner) of the taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the District.  A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District shall be considered an owner of taxable property for the purpose of qualifying as an elector. 

These qualifications must be met at the time of candidacy (or appointment), and must be maintained in order to remain qualified as a Director.

Board Member Self-Nomination Procedure

Citizens who have interest in serving as a Director and who meet the qualifications to serve as Director may nominate themselves by following the applicable procedure as specified by the state statute governing Special District elections. 

Anyone interested in serving as a Director can contact Peggy Rupp, the Designated Election Official for the District (email Peggy Rupp). 

Self-nomination forms can be received by the DEO from January 1, 2020 through close of business on February 28, 2020 at Collins, Cockrel & Cole, P.C., 390 Union Blvd., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80228. (email Peggy Rupp)

Candidates must also check with Jefferson County Elections to understand the filings required under Colorado’s Campaign Finance laws.