The Town of Nucla is currently seeking letters of intent to searve on the Board of Trustees.
Are you eligible?
To run for office in a statutory municipality in Colorado, you must: • be a citizen of the U.S. • be registered to vote • be at least 18 years old on the date of the election • have resided in your city or town for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election/appointment
The mayor and town board of trustees collectively serve as the governing body for a municipality and normally possess all legislative powers granted by state law.
The positions of trustee have been compared to those of the members of the state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. All of these positions require elected officials to represent their constituents, to make policy decisions, to budget for the execution of the policies, and to see that their policies are carried out. Unlike their counterparts in state and federal offices, however, municipal officials are in direct contact with the citizens they serve on an ongoing basis.
An elected official wears many hats
To meet the responsibilities of being a municipal elected official, candidates should consider the number of disciplines involved in becoming an effective trustee. Municipal elected officials share the following job titles as part of their responsibility: • legislator • decision-maker • financier • employer of municipal staff • constructive critic • intergovernmental participant • public relations representative • facilitator
Some desirable leadership attributes include:
A general understanding of municipal government • willingness to learn about a wide range of topics • integrity • consistency • confidence • dedication to the interests of citizens and the community as a whole • strong communication and team-building skills, including being a good listener • openness to the thoughts and ideas of others • being approachable and accessible • willing to work cooperatively with others Mayors, councils, boards of trustees, and presiding officers.
Please bring your letter of intent to Nucla Town Hall @ 320 Main St. P.O.Box 219 Nucla, CO. 81424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org