Bette Erickson was elected by residents of Ward 3 in November 2015. Her current term ends November, 2019. She has lived in Broomfield’s Ward 3 since 1984. She enjoys hiking and snowshoeing, traveling, social media and spending time with family and friends.
Bachelor of Science in Group Social Sciences from Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo
State of Colorado Professional Teacher License
Occupation and Experience
Author, freelance writer, former public school teacher
Prior Community Participation
Bette previously served on the Broomfield City Council representing Ward 3 residents from Nov. 2001-09
Broomfield Economic Development Corporation Board
Open Space & Trails Advisory Committee – Broomfield (OSTAC)
Panelist Moderator for CU Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs (CWA)
Executive Board - Broomfield Open Space Foundation (BOSF)
Vice Chair, Secretary and backcountry volunteer - Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance (IPWA)
BVSD Transportation Review Board
National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NLC YEF)
Philosophy of Local Government
People are the most valuable asset of a community. Municipal government must be citizen-focused, efficient and vital just like other successful private sector businesses. It is important, also, that city officials continue to seek community participation thereby ensuring democratic governance.