City Council is responsible for setting policies for the city and consists of nine members, all elected at-large. In the 2023 November election, the City of Boulder conducted Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for the first time to elect its Mayor.
The City Manager's Office ensures the proper management of city operations and public representation and participation.
From providing clean drinking water to keeping the public safe, departments and divisions are responsible for city services and operations.
Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Boulder.
Get Involved in Local Government
In Boulder, we know that local government works best when the community participates. Here are some of the ways to get involved:
About the City
Tucked into a picturesque valley below the iconic Flatirons, Boulder is an incredible place to live, work and play. The City of Boulder municipal government has served the Boulder community since 1871.