Colorado Springs Government and Agencies
Colorado Springs uses the “strong mayor” model in conjunction with a City Council with each being elected to four-year terms.
Our current Mayor is Steve Bach, and the members of the City Council are Keith King (President), Merv Bennett (President Pro Tem), Don Knight, Joel Miller, Helen Collins, Jill Gaebler, Andy Pico, Jan Martin, and Val Snider. To determine in which council district you live, view the city’s district map pdf. City Council meets regularly at 1:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at City Hall.
The City’s top administrators are Fire Chief Christopher Riley, Police Chief Pete Carey, Chief of Staff Steve Cox, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Emergency management Bret Waters, and City Attorney Wynetta Massey. To learn more, visit their information page.
To address many of the concerns and questions one might have, contact the city switchboard at 719-385-2489.
Citizens may also sign up for the e-mail news system CityWire to receive updates on city events and happenings such as News, Calendar, Meeting Agendas and Minutes, and RFPs for over 50 City entities, committees and commissions.
A comprehensive list of Colorado Springs City Offices and contact information is available online.This list includes the offices of Budget, City Attorney, City Auditor, Customer Service, City Clerk, City Council, Engineering, Airport, Communications, Economic Vitality/Special Events, Emergency Management, Fire, Housing Development, Human Resources, IT, Mayor’s Office, Land Use Review, Municipal Court, Parking, Parks & Rec, Police, Planning & Development, Real Estate, Stormwater, Sales Tax, Streets and Transit Services among others.
As always, if you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Residents are encouraged to explore the volunteer and learning opportunities on the City’s Get Involved page. Some of these include the Community Emergency Response Training, monthly Lunch-n-Learns, the Police Explorer Program, as well as numerous volunteer positions in parks, safety, advisory committees, boards, and “friends of” groups.
There are many more useful pages, including the City Charter, job postings, and social media links available at www.coloradospringsgov.com.