In order to better serve its members, APA Colorado has designated six geographic areas within the state and provided for an Area Representative from each of these regions. Area representatives are elected to represent and serve Chapter members in each of the geographic districts, except that the Denver Metro Area has two representatives since that area holds the largest number of APA CO members. The six areas are:
North Central Area: Boulder Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Philips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties.
Denver Metro Area: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, and Jefferson counties.
Central Mountain Area: Chaffee, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Park, Pitkin, Routt, and Summit counties.
Northwest Area: Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Ouray, and Rio Blanco counties.
Southwest Area: Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Dolores, Fremont, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan, and San Miguel counties.
South Central Area: Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, El Paso, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Lincoln, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo, and Teller counties.
An Area Representative shall be a member whose address of record is within the district represented. The Area Representatives are elected for a term of two years. On odd numbered years, the Central Mountain, North Central, Northwest and one Denver Metro Area Representatives are elected. On even numbered years, the South Central, Southwest and one Denver Metro Area Representative are elected.
Area Representatives shall perform the following duties:
- Act as liaison between the members of the district and the Board and represent the interests and concerns of the district to the Board.
- Each Representative shall assist the President in planning and presenting Chapter programs which represent or are based on planning activities or problems in his or her district and/or is presented by resource persons from that district. The program, if at all possible, shall be presented at a Chapter meeting held in that district (for programs presented by Area Representatives) or at a time convenient to other public officials (for programs presented with the Public Official Representative).
- Coordinate and promote informal and formal meetings of the Chapter members from his or her district to discuss topics related to APA, the Chapter, or other planning activities.
In 2015, the Area Representative's geographic boundaries changed. The above descriptions represent those approved changes. A map showing the changes is provided below for your reference.