2021 Commissioner Redistricting

The United States Census takes place every 10 years, with the most recent being completed in 2020 and the result being a count of all residents. Adams County has five commissioner districts that are required to represent equal populations and maps showing four alternatives will be developed and presented to the public for feedback.

In accordance with C.R.S. 30-10-306, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., in the Public Hearing Room of the Adams County Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton, 1st Floor to consider four alternatives for the new boundaries for the five commissioner districts. The final map of the boundaries of the five commissioner districts will be selected by the BoCC on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., in the Public Hearing Room of the Adams County Government Center, 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton, 1st Floor.

Adams County will hold a series of neighborhood meetings in the following locations within the county to present the maps showing the alternatives:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m., Westminster City Hall Council Chambers (Commissioner District 4)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m., Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, Room C (Commissioner District 1)
  • Monday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m., Brighton Armory (Commissioner District 5)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m. Adams County Human Services Center, Apple A (Commissioner District 3)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6-7 p.m., Commerce City Civic Center Council Chambers (Commissioner District 2) - also available online
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Public comment on these maps will be solicited throughout this process. The maps are available for review in person at 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton, CO 80601, or on the county’s website on this page at adcogov.org/redistricting.

Please forward any written comments on this topic to redistricting@adcogov.org by Oct. 22, 2021, so your comments may be included verbatim.

Due to the size of the county and the area of change being limited to the western portion, it is easier to see the differences in the maps when they are zoomed into the western portion. There is a map at the bottom of this page that shows the entire county. District 5 will continue to extend to the east, regardless of which map is chosen, so staff decided to focus on the areas of change, not to preclude the participation of residents in eastern Adams County.

Scenarios

Scenarios A, B & E are based on census block populations. Blocks are the smallest geographic area provided by the census. Block populations are provided every 10 years.

Scenarios C & D are based on census block group populations. Blocks groups contain multiple blocks and are the smallest geographic area provided for population estimates between census years. Creating commissioner districts based on block groups could be helpful in estimating commissioner district populations between census years.

  • Scenario A:
    • Similar Boundaries as Current
    • Keeps Current Commissioners in Districts
  • Scenario B:
    • Aligns with City Boundaries
    • Keeps Current Commissioners in Districts

    Scenario C:

    • Similar Boundaries as Current
    • Keeps Current Commissioners in Districts
  • Scenario D:
    • Improves Compactness
  • Scenario E:
    • Improves Compactness
    • Takes Into Account Future Growthy
  • Scenario F:
    • Improves Compactness
    • Takes Into Account Future Growth
    • Keeps Current Commissioners in Districts

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Scenario A - Cities Scenario A

Scenario A - Cities

Scenario A

Scenario B Scenario B

Scenario B - Cities

Scenario B

Scenario C - Cities

Scenario C - Cities

Scenario C

Scenario D - Cities Scanario D

Scenario D - Cities

Scenario D

Scenario B map - entire county to eastern border

Scenario B - Cities - Entire County to Eastern Border

Scenario E - Cities Scenario E

Scenario E - Cities

Scenario E

Scenario F Scenario F

Scenario F - Cities

Scenario F