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Nederland Eco Pass Public Improvement District Advisory Committee (NEPPIDAC)

The NEPPIDAC is an independent committee that provides Boulder County Commissioners with recommendations regarding the administration of the Nederland Eco Pass Public Improvement District.

While the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has the legal authority and responsibility to make decisions regarding the operation and finances of the District, the Committee members serve in an advisory capacity to the BOCC. The Committee acts as a communication link between the property owners and residents of the District and the BOCC. The Committee shall advise the BOCC and the Public Works Department on issues pertinent to the implementation of the public improvements serving the District.

Background Information

In November 2013, voters within the Town of Nederland and outlying areas approved formation of a Public Improvement District (PID) with the intention to provide an Eco Pass for all permanent residents in the district and, if funding permitted, to create transportation related amenities. Starting in 2014, this program created an additional 1.85 property tax mill levy to fund the district for a period of 10 years.

The EcoPass is an annual transit pass purchased by a collection of residences. The pass provides unlimited usage of all regular RTD services, including:

  • Any local, express or regional bus
  • Boulder’s Community Transit Network (CTN): HOP, SKIP, JUMP, BOUND, DASH, STAMPEDE & BOLT
  • SkyRide bus service to DIA
  • NB bus to Eldora Mountain Ski Resort
  • Light Rail
  • Call-n-Ride

Learn more about the EcoPass program. All full-time residents within the program boundaries are eligible to receive the EcoPass.

Required Qualifications for Membership

NEPPIDAC shall consist of five (5) individuals all of whom must live within the district. Proof of residency is required.

One member of the NEPPIDAC shall be recommended by the Nederland Board of Trustees to be appointed by the Public Improvement District (PID) Board. The term of this appointment shall coincide with the Nederland Board of Trustees two-year election cycle. New appointments are made in June after the April elections. This member will act as the Chair and liaison for the Advisory Committee.

The remaining four (4) members of the NEPPIDAC shall be at-large positions appointed by the District Board. The at-large positions shall have four-year terms staggered every two years.

Current Board Members

  • Shirin Chahal – Member-at-Large – term through Feb. 28, 2023 (Chair)
  • Vera Schulte-Pelkum – Member-at-Large – term through Feb. 28, 2024
  • Andrew Bliss – Member-at-Large – term through Feb. 28, 2025
  • Karen Blakemore – Town of Nederland BOT Rep – Open ended term
  • Vacant – Member-at-Large

Meetings & Minutes

Upcoming Meetings:

Nederland Eco Pass Public Improvement District Advisory Committee (NEPPIDAC) Virtual Public Meeting, Monday, October 3, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

Join the virtual public meeting using Microsoft Teams

Optionally, you may call-in to the meeting: 1-720-400-7859 | Conference ID: 542 839 082#


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. 2022 Budget Review
  3. Town of Nederland Administration Fee
  4. RTD Systemwide Fare Study and Equity Analysis
  5. Future ballot measure to extend Nederland EcoPass Program
  6. 2023 Budget Recommendation
  7. Upcoming NEPPIDAC Recruitment: Winter 2022-2023
  8. Matters from Committee Members

Documents: NEPPIDAC meeting agenda, October 3, 2022

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