Boulder County Commissioners seek public input on candidates for RTD District I Director

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For Immediate Release:
Oct. 16, 2020

Boulder County Commissioners' Office
Barb Halpin, Public Information Officer

Boulder County Commissioners seek public input on candidates for RTD District I Director

The Board of County Commissioners has interviewed eight candidates for the appointment. All interviews are available for public review and comment.

(Boulder County, Colo. – Oct. 16, 2020) – In September, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) reached out to the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to fill the board director vacancy for District I (map) because no candidates for the position qualified to be placed on the ballot for the 2020 General Election.*

RTD has further asked that the BOCC fill the vacancy on or before Nov. 3 so that the newly appointed board director for District I can participate in the same on-boarding and swearing-in activities as the newly elected or appointed representatives from other open RTD districts.

Status on filling the vacancy

The Boulder County Commissioners received nine letters of interest from applicants interested in being considered for the vacancy. The commissioners invited all nine to proceed with taped interviews to last no more than 30 minutes. (One applicant withdrew their name prior to the interviews, leaving eight candidates.)

Using input from members of the public solicited in September, the commissioners selected five questions to ask each of the candidates. The same five questions were used in all eight interviews. (Most interviews were shorter than 30 minutes.)

Next steps:

Candidates for RTD District I Director

Name (alpha. by last name)

City & Zip

Link to Interview Video

David Beacom Broomfield 80023 Interview - David Beacom

Hon. Tijani "T.J." R. Cole

Broomfield 80023 Interview - T.J. Cole
Erik Davidson Broomfield 80023 Interview - Erik Davidson
Danielle Holmes Longmont  80501 Interview - Danielle Holmes
Bo Shaffer Longmont  80504 Interview - Bo Shaffer
Jonathan Singer Longmont  80503 Interview - Jonathan Singer
Kristian Vaswig Longmont  80501 Interview - Kris Vaswig
Austin Ward Broomfield 80021 Interview - Austin Ward

We would greatly welcome input from the community on the eight candidates who have taken the time to apply and interview for the position of RTD District I Director. We know not everyone has the time to watch each of the recorded interviews, but for those of you who are willing to provide feedback on one or more of the candidates, we have made the online comment form simple and easy to fill out.

-Boulder County Commissioners


See 9/15/20 announcement: Boulder County Commissioners to appoint RTD District I Director

State law requires that the county with the highest number of eligible electors within the district – in this case, Boulder County – fill a vacancy via appointment. (District I consists of the eastern portion of Boulder County – including most of the City of Longmont, the City of Lafayette, and the Town of Erie – the City/County of Broomfield, and parts of unincorporated Adams and Weld Counties.)

Current District I director, Judy Lubow, who has served in the position for eight years, is term-limited and her term ends Dec. 31, 2020. (See RTD Board of Directors website for additional information on the makeup of the RTD Board.)

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