Boulder County officials are asking people interested in being considered for the county commissioners’ appointment to the District I seat on the Regional Transportation District’s board of directors to submit applications by Sept. 28.

It is a nonpartisan position, and candidates must live within the RTD’s District I boundaries.

District I covers much of Longmont as well as portions of unincorporated eastern Boulder County generally lying east of North 95th Street, and also represents Lafayette, Broomfield, Erie and parts of unincorporated Adams County and Weld counties, the Board of Boulder County Commissioners get the responsibility for filling the vacancy.

County officials said in a Tuesday news release that individuals interested in being considered must submit a letter of interest to the Board of County Commissioners before midnight Monday, Sept. 28. Letters should be emailed to Michelle Krezek, the Boulder County commissioners’ chief of staff, at and must include the applicant’s name, address and phone number as well as answers to the following questions:

  • “Please explain your experience and expertise and how it would benefit District I and the RTD Board of Directors.”
  • “Please explain why you want to serve on the RTD Board and what goals you have for service on the RTD Board of Directors.”
  • Please explain your ridership experience on RTD.”

County officials said the commissioners are also seeking input from members of the public “to identify key District I issues, opportunities, and priorities for the consideration of qualified applications.”

An online public comment form is available through Sept. 30 at

County officials said a slate of finalists will be announced the week of Oct. 5 and those finalists will be invited to participate in individual interviews with the commissioners. The interviews will be recorded and posted, along with the candidates’ applications for public review, from Oct. 14-21.

The online comment form will be reopened at that time for people to provide input to the Board of County Commissioners on the finalist candidates. The commissioners are expected to announce their selection and provide that name to the RTD before Nov. 2.

Questions about the appointment process may be directed to Krezek, but all comments and input should be submitted through the public comment form during the periods of Sept. 15-30 and Oct. 14-21.

Normally, the transit agency’s District I board seat would be filled in the Nov. 3 election.  But the only previously announced candidate for the post, Broomfield resident Austin Ward, failed to turn in enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the ballot.

State law provides that when a vacancy occurs in an RTD board seat that represents more than one county, the board of commissioners from the county with the largest number of eligible voters in that district is charged with filling the vacancy.

The current District I director, Longmont resident Judy Lubow, has served in the position for eight years and is term-limited. Her term ends Dec. 31.