Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County is $15.69/hour.

A partir del 1 de enero, el salario mínimo local en la zona no incorporada del condado de Boulder será de $15,69/hora.

Consortium of Cities

Consortium of Cities

The Boulder County Consortium of Cities provides an organizational structure to promote interaction and communication among local governments for the benefit of the organizations and their residents. (Jump to Membership List)

Next Meeting - Dec. 6, 2023

Note: The October 11 meeting has been canceled due to COC member scheduling conflicts.

Hybrid Meeting (In-Person and Virtual via Zoom)

Dec. 6, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Topic: Disaster and Emergency Management and Planning


Sheriff’s Communication Center/Emergency Operations Center

3280 Airport Road, Boulder (Map & Directions)


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1. Call to Order – Introductions

2. Meeting Topic: Disaster and Emergency Management and Planning

  • Meeting participants will work through a scenario highlighting a hazard to create an understanding and mental model of how disaster response generally progresses, to be followed by working through a scenario highlighting the recovery phase for the hazard.

3. UPDATE: Regional Minimum Wage

4. Community Announcements

5. Adjournment

Past Meetings

October Meeting Canceled (due to members’ scheduling conflicts)

August 2023

June 2023

  • Video recording: June 7, 2023 Consortium of Cities video
  • TOPICS: 2023 Update on Countywide Transportation Sales Tax, Gun Violence Prevention – Local and State Updates, Regional Minimum Wage update

April 2023

December 2022

October 2022

August 2022

June 2022

April 2022

(Note: The Feb 2022 meeting was postponed until March 2022 due to inclement weather; the March 2022 meeting was conducted as a topics/scheduling meeting. No recording is available for the March meeting.)

December 2021

October 2021

August 2021

July 2021

Please email Consortium of Cities with any questions and suggestions.

2023 Consortium meeting dates (all meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the even-numbered months of the year, beginning at 6:30pm):

  • PAST – February 1
  • PAST – April 26 (moved from first Wed. due to observance of Passover
  • PAST – June 7
  • PAST – August 2 (Nederland)
  • October Meeting Canceled (due to members’ scheduling conflicts)
  • December 6

Local Minimum Wage Background

In 2019, the Colorado State Legislature passed legislation (HB19-1210) that allows local governments to set a local minimum wage standard that is higher than the state minimum wage. In January 2020, Denver enacted a citywide minimum wage to help those working in the city better keep up with an increasing cost of living.

Connection to Consortium of Cities

A working group of the Boulder County Consortium of Cities has been convening a group of local elected officials in the Denver Metro Area to gather information on the legislation and explore opportunities to develop a regional process to achieve a common minimum wage in Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, and Jefferson counties.

For local cities to adopt their own minimum wage, they must consult with surrounding local governments and engage stakeholders, including chambers of commerce, small and large businesses, businesses that employ tipped workers, workers, labor unions, and community groups.

To start this process, The Boulder County Consortium of Cities Local Wage Working Group hosted a Local Wage Webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to hear presentations about the state legislation, the cost of living and wage history in the Denver Metro Area, and the economic rationale for increasing wages.

Webinar presenters included the Colorado Department of Labor, the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, and the National Employment Law Project.

Consortium of Cities Membership

Boulder County (Co-Chairs)Claire Levy, Marta Loachamin, Ashley Stolzmann
City of BoulderLauren FolkertsTara Winer
Town of ErieAri HarrisonSara Loflin
Town of JamestownMichael Box
City of LafayetteBrian WongTim Barnes
City of LongmontSean McCoyJoan Peck
City of LouisvilleCaleb Dickinson
Town of LyonsHollie Rogin
Town of NederlandTom Mahowald
Town of SuperiorSandie Hammerly
Town of WardInactive
Broomfield (non-voting)Deven Shaff

Contact Us

Commissioners’ Office

303-441-4571 (Consortium)

303-441-3500 (Main)

303-441-4525 (Fax)



Boulder County Courthouse
Third Floor
1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306


The consortium generally meets the first Wednesday of every other month.