A Note from City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde
One of my favorite things about serving as city manager of Boulder is how passionate our community is about so many of the services we provide, the issues we tackle together, and the importance of being responsive to pressing needs. As I look back on accomplishments of the past year, these themes surface repeatedly.
I’m incredibly proud of the progress made in 2022.
For many years, the city organization has centered an approach called the Sustainability Framework to evaluate workplan items. After the 2013 flood, we recognized resilience as a distinctive focus, so this became the Sustainability and Resilience Framework. Now, with the adoption of our Racial Equity Plan, we have evolved our approach again. We now strive for alignment within a Sustainability, Equity and Resilience Framework, centering equity in all we do.
This means that our work – whether it be delivering core services, operationalizing City Council priorities, choosing new staff, or community-driven initiatives – should be advancing one or more of these core pillars.
Within this framework are several focus areas that allow us to understand the impact we, as local government, have on the key community priorities. Through these, we commit to ensuring that Boulder is livable, economically vital, environmentally sustainable, healthy and socially thriving, safe, accessible and connected, and responsibly governed.
We group accomplishments by these focus areas to get a better sense of the full landscape of our work across departments. A list of 2022 city accomplishments organized by each focus area is available below.