Who Councilmembers Are
You're represented by your friends and neighborsDo you know your Mayor or district Councilmember? Chances are, he or she could be your neighbor, a work colleague or a Downtown business owner. Members of Town Council are typical Castle Rock residents who made a choice to serve and become involved in their local government. They are parents, grandparents, full-time workers or retirees. They are residents of a great community they care deeply about.
A time investmentBeing a member of Town Council is not an easy job. Making the decision to run for Council not only means attending Council meetings twice a month, but many other obligations as well. It can be a rewarding experience, but there is a tremendous time commitment involved. Not only do they attend Council meetings that can last until 10 p.m. or later, they attend ribbon cuttings, grand openings, dedication ceremonies, conferences, school events and other community functions.
Additionally, they serve as liaisons to multiple local, County and regional groups representing the Town. They are truly vested in the future of our community and share the same concerns as our residents related to traffic, growth, jobs, renewable water, public safety, housing and transportation issues, to name a few.
Council salaryCurrently, Councilmembers are paid $7,800 annually; the Mayor Pro Tem earns $9,600; and the Mayor, $11,400. Per an ordinance Town Council adopted in 2022, for officeholders elected in 2022 and beyond, these salaries will increase to $14,400 for Councilmembers, $15,000 for the Mayor Pro Tem and $18,000 for the Mayor.