Mead Mayor Report

Mayor Colleen Whitlow

Mead Mayor Report-July


Responsible Growth: The town has officially started construction of the new community center in the heart of downtown Mead. The finalized design includes an 11,000+ square foot building with a full-sized cross-court gymnasium, a multipurpose/programming room, storage rooms, a lobby/reception area, staff offices, and restrooms. The site development will also involve paving the alley, adding curbs and sidewalks, creating outdoor spaces, and building a parking lot. The Town anticipates the new Community Center to be complete in early 2025.

Reliable Infrastructure: United Power has started installing new underground power lines and relocating overhead lines in preparation for the Third Street and Welker Avenue intersection project. This utility relocation phase is expected to continue through July. Traffic impacts will initially be minor, with shoulder closures during boring operations and lane closures during power pole removals. The intersection improvements will feature left and right turn lanes on all sides, medians, sidewalk connections, drainage upgrades, two railroad crossings, and a traffic signal.

Public Safety: The Carbon Valley, Mead (CVM) Victim Services Program assists victims of crime and unexpected tragedies in Dacono, Firestone, Frederick, and Mead. These programs focus on the victims and aid families in managing crises. The CVM Victim Services Program is staffed by committed advocates available around the clock, every day of the week, ready to respond promptly to crime scenes, accidents, or victims' homes at the request of a police officer.

Fiscal Stability: The Board of Trustees is considering a sale and use tax ballot question to support the Mead Police Department and ensure it is adequately funded for future operations and anticipated growth. Currently, Mead Police Officers handle an average of 11,000 calls annually, patrol over 125 road miles, and cover areas along Highway 66 and I-25. The Board is seeking resident feedback to gauge support for increasing police resources in the community.

Connected Community: Join us for the Town's annual Independence Day Bike Parade on July 4, held at Town Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Decorations and supplies will be provided, and don't miss the chance to enjoy a refreshing treat after the parade! Stay current on events, projects, and news by subscribing to our monthly Mead Messenger and signing up for email notifications: If you are new to Mead, check out the Resident Information page at