Bob Briggs - Councillor
Term expires: November 2015
NOTE: Please direct all invitations or requests for attendance to the City Manager's Office, 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80031; 303-658-2006.
Bob Briggs was elected to Westminster City Council in November 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. He was the CEO of Briggs Greenhouse & Garden Center from 1961 to 1980. He is president of SB Inc., which contracted with many associations (12) as their manager from 1987 to 2004. Currently he is the CEO of Commuter Rail for Colorado, a group promoting commuter rail service from Fort Collins to Pueblo.
Briggs has served as an Adams County Commissioner, 1979 to 1983; a director for the Regional Transportation District, 1999 to 2002; and a Colorado State Representative, 2003 to 2005.
A third-generation native Coloradan, his family moved to Westminster in 1943. He is a member of the Westminster High School class of 1955, and Colorado State University classes of 1959 and 1961. Other past memberships include Westminster Jaycees president, 1964-1965; Westminster Chamber of Commerce charter president, 1967; Westminster Rotary Club president, 1978; Boy Scout Troop 324 scoutmaster, 1975-78; Valley District for the Boy Scouts chairman, 1980; Westminster Presbyterian Church, president of the corporation three times; Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors, 1980-82; Westminster Open Space Advisory Board, charter member since 1987; the charter Board of Directors of the Butterfly Pavilion when it opened in 1995.
As a councillor he has represented the city on the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, and he will be the chair of this group in 2011 and 2013. He has been council liaison to the Open Space Board, Metzger Farm Foundation Board, Historic Landmark Board, Planning Commission and Special Permits & License Board.
He was chair of the Westminster Centennial Committee, which published the book “Westminster: The First 100 Years.” He raised over $100,000 to make that project successful. He also conducted the 2011 and 2012 Lecture Series on Westminster History.
He has been appointed to the Jefferson County Historic Commission and chaired the committee for the 150th Anniversary of Jefferson County in 2011. He is the current secretary of the Butterfly Pavilion Board of Directors and a member of the Hyland Hills Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Westminster 710 Rotary Club.
Briggs is married to his Westminster High School sweetheart, Shirley, and they have two grown kids and two grandkids.