The City of Loveland is a home-rule, council-manager form of government. The City Council is a nine member policy-making board for the City of Loveland. The Council is led by the Mayor, who is elected for a two-year term by the community at large.
The Mayor has the same voting rights as all other council members and is responsible for presiding over council meetings. This position is recognized as the City government leader for all ceremonial purposes. The council elects, by majority vote, a Mayor Pro Tem to serve the same term as the Mayor. The Mayor Pro Tem is expected to perform responsibilities of the Mayor when he or she is absent or unable to perform their duties.
Two council members are elected from each ward to serve four year terms. There are four wards in the City of Loveland. The council member representing the ward must have lived in the ward for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the election. A ward map is available on the left side of this page to illustrate the boundaries of each ward and identify the council member that represents your neighborhood.
The City Charter does not impose term limits on the Mayor or any of the council members to preserve the right of the citizens to vote for the candidates of their choice.
The Mayor and council members give a significant amount of time to serve the community. They are paid a small monthly salary that is established by ordinance; and they are reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of their office.
The City Council serves a critical role in the development of policy that provides the basis for decision-making. Decisions made impact the community for years into the future. This form of representative government is intended to ensure that the community leaders build a sustainable community that protects the health, safety and welfare of Loveland residents.
Loveland believes that the interests of the citizens now and in the future are founded in providing leadership in the community and in the Northern Colorado region. The public and private partnerships forged by the Mayor and the Council will help to ensure that the superior quality of life citizens enjoy today will be available for generations to come.
The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month for regular meetings and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for study sessions; all meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 500 E. Third Street.
Please read the following before contacting members of Council or the Mayor:
- All correspondence is public information and will be treated accordingly.
- You can e-mail all City Council members at once by using: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) all emails to and from City Council are subject to public disclosure, with limited exceptions. Most communications will be accessible to anyone via Global Relay’s email database that can be tapped from any internet-connected computer or handheld device. Emails which contain “#private#” in the subject line of the email will not be automatically placed in the public file, however, the City of Loveland can't guarantee that email to or from Council marked "#private#" will remain private under CORA.
- To contact the City Council member representing your ward, use the "Find Address" option on the LOGIC System - Online website to enter your address, and then click the "Create Report" button. This website will also help you find things such as your zoning, subdivision plat, trash collection day and many other items of interest.
Loveland City Council
500 East Third Street, Suite 330
Loveland, CO 80537
Voice Mail for All of City Council: