Town Board

Town of Westcliffe 1953
Town of Westcliffe in 1953.

Westcliffe is a statutory Town.  This means that we as a community have not adopted our own charter, and thus defer to statutory state laws, which is Colorado Revised Statutes.

The form of government is a Board of Trustees made up of the Mayor and the Trustees.  The Town Board is the legislative body that determines laws and policies for Westcliffe.  The Town Manager, Town Clerk/Administrator, along with staff, is charged with carrying out the decisions of the Town Board and for the day-to-day administration required in the operations of the Town.

There are a total of six Trustees and one Mayor.  All Trustees represent the Town at-large.  The Mayor is also elected at large.  Four-year terms are staggered so that at each regular election three Trustee seats are available.

Westcliffe has opted out of term limits by voter approval at the April 1998 election.  Trustees and Mayor may serve an unlimited number of terms but must run for election at the end of each four-year term.

The Mayor and Town Trustees serve on various committees, boards, and advisory groups.

Neither the Mayor nor the Trustee has regular business hours at Town Hall. Each Trustee is available by contacting Town Hall and leaving a message with the Office.

The Mayor and Trustee of the Town of Westcliffe reviews and directs legislation, contracts, actions, policies, budgets, long-range plans, projects, etc. related to the business of the operation of the Town. Board actions are by ordinance, resolutions, or motions passed at public meetings. The Mayor and six Trustees are elected by the qualified voters of the Town.

Town Board meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at Town Hall. The meetings begin at 5:30 pm. The agendas are posted at Town Hall and website. Workshops are scheduled by the Town Board on an as-needed basis. Direct any questions regarding Town Board meetings and/or work sessions to the Town Clerks office at 719-783-2282.

Mayor: Paul Wenke
paul@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2026
 
Mayor Pro-Tem - Bess Cole
bess@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2024
 

Trustee
Art Nordyke
art@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2026

 
Trustee
Gary Frickell
gary@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2024
 
Trustee
Cathy Snow
cathy@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2024
 
Trustee
George Mowry
george@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2026
 
 

Trustee
Randy Wilhelm
randy@townofwestcliffe.com
Term expires: 2026


The Mayor and Town Board members do not have offices at Town Hall.
Any correspondence may be mailed to:

The Town of Westcliffe
c/o the Town Clerk
P.O. Box 406
Westcliffe, CO. 81252


Town Clerk: Kathy Reis

Meetings
Town Board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. All meeting are held in Patterson Hall located at 1000 Main Street, unless otherwise posted. The public is welcome to attend meetings and address the Mayor and Town Board.