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Ward 4 City Council Vacancy

Leighty Selected New Mayor Pro Tem
At their regular meeting on July 22, City Council appointed Lauren Rodriguez to fill the vacant Ward 4 City Council seat. Rodriguez will serve as council member for Ward 4 until a new council member is sworn in following the municipal election later this year.

This appointment follows an application and interview process that drew 15 who wanted to represent their fellow residents. This seat, as well as the positions of mayor and one council member in each of the other three wards, will be up for election in the Nov. 5 general election. Rodriguez is eligible to run for the seat in November.

After Rodriguez's swearing in, council selected Meredith Leighty as the new Mayor Pro Tem. Her term in this position will also run through the November election. Antonio B. Esquibel previously served as Mayor Pro Tem before being appointed mayor.

Esquibel Appointed New Mayor
At their regular meeting on June 24, 2019, City Council appointed Antonio B. Esquibel as mayor, filling the vacancy created by Carol Dodge’s resignation.

will serve as mayor until a new mayor is sworn in following the municipal election on Nov. 5.  

This appointment creates a vacancy in Ward 4.  

Mayor Antonio B. Esquibel, along with Municipal Judge Amanda Bailhache, was chosen as the new mayor by City Council on June 24. “I’m going to do my best to represent the city. Over the next 134 days ... I will lead in a positive, proactive and respectful manner,”  Esquibel said.

Ward 4 City Council Vacancy
City Council interviewed 15 of the 16 people listed at the Study Session on July 15 for the Ward 4 vacancy. Click on each of the applicant's names to see their application.  You can watch the video on Webdocs or

Northglenn Ward 4

Key Dates:

  • June 17, 2019 (Study Session): Discussion of application document for City Council vacancy once opened through mayoral appointment.

  • June 24, 2019 (Regular Meeting): Selection of new mayor by council appointment. This appointee will serve through November 2019, when a new mayor will be elected via general election. The new mayor will serve a full four-year term. This appointment will create a vacancy on City Council. This will require the vacancy to be filled by appointment for a new council member to serve through November 2019.
    UPDATE: Council voted 8-0 to appoint Antonio B. Esquibel as the new mayor of Northglenn. This creates a council seat vacancy in Ward 4.

  • June 26, 2019: Notice of 14-day application period with notifications placed in the newspaper(s) and posted on city-owned social media accounts and website. Eligibility requirements and all application information will be included.

  • June 26 – July 10, 2019: 14-day application period for City Council appointment. Interested applicants must apply by 5 p.m. on July 10, 2019.

  • July 15, 2019 (Study Session): City Council interviews applicants for vacant council position. Interviews will be conducted during an open meeting and televised on Channel 8. 

  • July 22, 2019 (Regular Meeting): Selection by council and appointment of the new council member. This council member will serve until the regularly-scheduled general election in November 2019.
    UPDATE: Council voted 8-0 to appoint Lauren Rodriguez as a Ward 4 council member.

  • Nov. 5, 2019: General election for mayor and council members in all four wards.
Explanation of Process

Council direction is provided within the context of the City Charter and Municipal Code. The charter is located online at, while the Municipal Code is at