April 7, 2020 Regular Election

Nomination Petitions Available at Town Hall starting January 7, 2020

Swing by Town Hall (210 East Main St) between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm beginning on January 7, 2020 to pick up a nomination packet if you are interested in running for one of the three open Trustee positions. All petitions must be returned to the Town Clerk by 5:00 pm on January 27, 2020 for the candidate to be eligible to appear on the April ballot. Please call Town Clerk Paula Barnett with any questions at 719-581-1017.

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Interested in running for elected office?

Buena Vista’s next municipal election will take place on April 7, 2020, and three Trustee positions will be on the ballot. Our town benefits greatly from the energy and engagement of its Board members, and there’s no time like the present for you to join their ranks. Do you have:

  • an interest in local issues and public service?
  • the time and commitment to attend two Board of Trustees meetings per month, and to read through your (sometimes lengthy) Board packets in advance so you’ll be well informed when you arrive?
  • the flexibility to attend various other types of meetings as assigned, such as those held by intergovernmental organizations and our Town Advisory Boards? and
  • the ability to work with all types of people, a willingness to listen to the concerns of your neighbors and constituents, and a knack for coming up with common-sense solutions to the challenges facing our town?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you should download a Candidate Information Packet!

This packet is intended to provide answers to most of your initial questions, and Town staff is always ready to help you with any issues or concerns that might arise. If you decide that you’d like to run for office, the next step will be for you to stop by Town Hall in early January to pick up a nomination petition. The process isn’t as difficult as you may think—you only need to obtain signatures from ten registered electors (who must live within Town limits) to become a candidate.

Public service can be challenging and frustrating at times, but it’s also rewarding—just ask any current or past Trustee! If you’ve been thinking about becoming an elected official, now’s the time to throw your hat into the ring.