The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) is a quasi-municipal corporation called a Special District – a form of local government authorized under state law created for a specific purpose. In our case, that purpose is to serve the park and recreation needs of our constituents. We are not a part of Larimer or Boulder County, but are a separate entity with our own taxing authority. All tax revenue and other funds collected are designated to serve the park and recreational needs of those who live and visit the Estes Valley.The District, originally formed in 1955, was first known as the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Recreation District. In 1985, the District's name was changed to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District.
The District encompasses approximately 320 square miles in southwestern Larimer County and northern Boulder County, and includes within its boundaries primarily unincorporated land and the Town of Estes Park. The permanent population of the Recreation District varies between 10,800 and 11,600 in any given year.
District boundaries are generally described as approximately two miles north of Glen Haven (including Glen Haven); one mile east of Drake (including Drake); southeast toward (but not including) Pinewood Springs; two miles south of the Larimer-Boulder County line (including Meeker Park, but not Allenspark); and west to the Continental Divide. See the District Boundary Map for further detail.
District Administration and Board of Directors
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. The District Board is responsible for the overall management and administration of the affairs of the District. The Directors hold regular meetings and, as needed, special meetings. Information about the Board and Board meetings is available in the Board of Directors section of this Web site.
Day-to-day operations of the District are conducted by 23 full-time staff members, led by the Executive Director, Tom Carosello.
Board of Directors Composition
Board Member Qualifications
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 should contact the Designated Election Official for the District to obtain the self-nomination form and the deadline for filing such form. Candidates must also check with Larimer and Boulder County Elections to understand the filings required under Colorado's Campaign Finance laws.
2020 Election Information
2020 Call for Nominations:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District of Larimer and Boulder Counties, Colorado.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on May 5, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, 3 directors will be elected to serve 3-year terms. Eligible electors of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO):
Heather Drees, 660 Community Drive, P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517. Phone: 970-480-1359, e-mail: email@example.com
The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If the DEO determines that a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, the deadline for submission of a signed and witnessed Self-Nomination and Acceptance form.
Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 2, 2020 (the sixty-fourth day before the election).
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for absentee ballot shall be filed with the designated election official no later than the close of business on Tuesday immediately preceding the election, April 28, 2020.
2020 EVRPD Board Candidates
Rachel Balduzzi firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Knudson email@example.com
David Boon firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Randinitis email@example.com
Sarah Metz firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Bross email@example.com
Stanley Gengler firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Gooch email@example.com