Bette Erickson - Ward 3 Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem

About Bette Erickson

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, where she and her husband raised a son and a daughter.  Now a widow, Bette 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

Community Involvement

  • Health and Human Services Advisory Committee (HHSAC)
  • 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.