Councilmember Jolon Clark has been voted in as the new Denver City Council president. Clark was first elected to represent District 7 in 2015. Council members vote for the president every year on the …
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Councilmember Jolon Clark has been voted in as the new Denver City Council president. Clark was first elected to represent District 7 in 2015. Council members vote for the president every year on the third Monday in July. The district covers a section of south Denver, including Platt Park, Washington Park West, Baker and Overland. Clark, a Denver native, lives in Platt Park with his wife and children.
Stacie Gilmore of District 11, which covers east Denver and the Denver International Airport, was voted in as president pro-tem.
Before officially being voted in as president at the July 13 council meeting, Clark was president pro-tem under Councilmember Albus Brooks. During his time in council, Clark has been chair of the Mobility and Transportation Task Force, as well as a member of the following committees — Land Use and Transportation; Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautics; and Special Issue Marijuana.
“I’m very honored and humbled to have been selected by my peers,” Clark said. “I’m looking forward to us as a council being as effective as possible as a team on solving the problems that denver is facing and moving the city forward.”
Brooks has served as council president since the summer of 2016. Brooks will remain on the council representing District 9, which covers a section of north Denver, including City Park West and the downtown area. Brooks was first elected to council in 2011.
Council presidents serve for one-year terms, but can be reelected the following year. Both Brooks and Christopher Herndon of District 8, who was president before Brooks, were in the role for two years.
Denver is separated into 11 districts. Each district has a representative plus two additional council members who serve the city at large. Council members serve four-year terms.
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