Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg has announced her resignation, effective at the end of January, citing the desire to spend more time with family. Ms. Berg was elected to City Council in November 2011 and re-elected for a second term in November 2015. She was elected mayor in 2013, 2015, and again in 2017.
Over the past seven years, Mayor Berg led with passion and dedication and stood strong for worthy causes. During her tenure, Lafayette experienced unprecedented economic growth and development including new restaurants and small businesses, the expansion of sustainability initiatives, and a vibrant local art scene with the addition of The Collective in Old Town. As mayor, she has been a tireless advocate for strengthening the Lafayette community through efforts ranging from the revitalization of Old Town Lafayette to promoting youth leadership. Ms. Berg was instrumental in the acquisition of 23 acres for affordable housing, reviving the local farmers market, and working regionally on transportation issues including the creation of a ballot initiative to create a city-wide eco pass.
“It has been the honor of my life to serve the citizens of Lafayette,” said Mayor Berg. “Over the course of seven years I’ve attended countless city council meetings, public events, and community gatherings - and have given birth twice! Speaking to hundreds of third graders from across the city about civic engagement has been the highlight of my time as mayor. I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished as a small livable city, in particular our progressive goals on climate change. It is with a full heart that I leave to spend time with my two little girls and my husband; who have given the greatest sacrifice, and whom I now need to focus my time and energy. I have full confidence in the current council and incoming city administrator to provide the innovative leadership and community vision that will guide Lafayette into the future.”
Mayor Berg received the 2015 Elected Official of the Year award from the Colorado Association for Recycling for Lafayette’s curbside composting program, the Biz West 40 under 40 Award recognizing young professionals who are shaping the future of the region, the Boulder Chapter Business and Professional Women of Colorado Community Supporter of the Year, and in March she will receive the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education President’s Award.
Please join us in thanking Ms. Berg for her unwavering civil service to the Lafayette community.