City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   11/20/2019
Contact: Communictions Director
Todd Barnes, 303-538-7270

Thornton to welcome new Mayor/Council Members
Swearing-in takes place at December 3 council meeting

THORNTON, CO… Five individuals will be sworn-in to serve on Thornton City Council on December 3, 2019. For the first time in eight years, Thornton has a new mayor. Jan Kulmann will be sworn in as Thornton’s 13th mayor, replacing Heidi Williams who was term-limited. Kulmann served on council for the last six years representing Ward 4. “I am humbled and honored to have earned the support of so many neighbors across our great city,” said Kulmann. “I look forward to collaborating closely with regional leaders, community members and stakeholders to address issues facing our city and to make sure Thornton remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.” Her transition to mayor creates a vacancy in Ward 4 which the new council will fill by appointing someone in the near future. Interested Ward 4 applicants should visit for more information.

In Ward 1, Jacque Phillips won re-election. Julia Marvin was elected for her first term in Ward 2, replacing Eric Montoya who had served on city council since 2013. Ward 3 also has a first-term council member as David Acunto was elected to replace Eric Tade who was appointed to fulfill a council vacancy last January. Adam Matkowsky won re-election for a second term in Ward 4. 

Again, the swearing-in will take place at the December 3 Thornton City Council meeting, Thornton City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive, at 6 p.m. During that meeting, city council will also vote to elect a Mayor Pro tem.

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