The following list of officials was extracted by Roger B. Rowland, from the City Council and Board of Trustee minutes from April, 1957 through August, 2001. Minutes were damaged or destroyed during the 1965 Platte River flood. Mud appears on the minutes and minute books from 1963 and before. Minutes from March, 1957 and before were destroyed and not available for the project. Ordinance binders also held original copies of ordinances dating back to 1924. Additional information on Mayors and City Clerks appears at the end of this list. That information gives approximate dates of service and was obtained from the ordinance books. The minutes were bound in notebooks with some of the earlier minutes bound in post binders.
Webmaster Notes: This list had been updated through the date listed above. The July 29, 2018 update includes an changes to the Mayor's list from 1890 - 1956. William McBroom and Zeno Morgan have been added to the Mayors list. Some dates were also corrected. Mayor Charles Lawton was added to the longevity list.
This report includes several pages of listed officials, notes, and anecdotes. All officials from the current time back to April, 1957 are included. The Historical Society believes that additional source material from outside the City will yield additional names. Particularly helpful may be the publications of ordinances in local newspapers. But that is a project for another time.
(1) Patricia Mack died while in office.
The City Clerk's position became an appointed position when the Home Rule Charter was adopted in 2002
(2) Position held concurrently with city clerk.
An ordinance was adopted in 1952 that provided for the appointment
of the Town Clerk and Treasurer. The positions were changed back
to elected positions in late 1959 when the status of the town
changed to a city.
(1) Both of these positions were filled by appointment of the City Council. The appointed persons will serve until the next regular election in November, 2019. In November of 2019 the two candidates with the most votes will be elected. The one with the highest number of votes will get the four year term and the other will be elected for a two year term.
(2) This position became vacant when there were no candidates for the position. The position will be filled by City Council appointement. The appointed person will serve until the next city election.
(3) This position became vancant when Tara Beiter-Fluhr was
elected as Mayor. The position will be filled by City Council
appointement. The appointed person will serve until the next city
Late in 1959 the status of Sheridan was changed from a town to a statutory city. Prior to becoming a city, the town was governed by a Board of Trustees. Members of the board were sometimes called Aldermen. They were elected at large.
Sep. 58-Dec. 59
Apr. 57-Dec. 59
Apr. 58-Dec. 59
George A. Tullar
Apr. 57-Dec. 59
Robert P. Weiss
Apr. 57-Dec. 59
Samuel Lauck (1)
Nov. 59-Dec. 59
Floyd B. Ratliff
Apr. 58-Aug. 58
Marie K. Modrell
Apr. 57-Mar. 58
Homer E. Anderson
Nov. 57-Oct. 59
Maurice E. Nesbitt
Apr. 57-Mar. 58
Clark D. Burdick
Apr. 57-Nov. 57
(1) Samuel Lauck was the only Trustee to carry over into the new City Council.
(1) Acting City Manager
Michael Maudlin (1)
Mark Wallace (2)
Jack VanArsdol (1)
Jimmy Curnes (3)
Roger Patterson (4)
Chuck Coward (5)
December, 2001 - April, 2002
April 24, 1996 - December, 2001
December 1, 1995 - March 22, 1996
January 1, 1994 - November 30, 1995
Dec. 11, 1989 - December 31, 1993
April 25, 1989 - December 10, 1989
October 26, 1982 - April 25, 1989
November 1, 1980 - January 12, 1982
December 1976 - December 12, 1977
(1) Acting City Administrator
(2) Director of Public Safety position filled in place of City Administrator
(3) City Administrator position was created by ordinance: June 24, 1986
(4) Concurrently served as Police Chief
(5) DRCOG circuit rider serving Sheridan and two other cities
Dave Runco (3)
Dave Runco (3)
Mark Campbell (1)(5)
Lynn Spears, ACSO (1)
Mark Wallace (2)
Michael Chick (3)
Lynn Spears, ACSO (1)
Dave Carson (3)
Carl V. Hall
Leslie Keith Benson
Bobbie D. Lord
Robert L. Wells
Ben Roach Jr.
Ray D. Alexander (3)
Bernard Wiecker (3)
V. Ray Milam
December 27, 2010 - May 1, 2010
May 1, 2008 - December 26, 2010
April 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008
November 5, 2002 - March 31, 2008
May 8, 2002 - November 4, 2002
May 15, 1996 - May 7, 2002
March 26, 1996 - May 14, 1996
August 14, 1995 - March 22, 1996
January 1, 1994 - August 13, 1995
July 1, 1986 - December 31, 1993
March 26, 1986 - June 30, 1986
May 3, 1983 - March 25, 1986
March 1, 1982 - May 2, 1982
January 13, 1982 - February 28, 1982
November 7, 1974 - January 12, 1982
October, 1974 - November 6, 1974
December 24, 1970 - September, 1974
September 16, 1969 - December 23, 1970
January 5, 1968 - September 15, 1969
January 3, 1967 - January 5, 1968
July 23, 1963 - January 2, 1967
May 29, 1963 - June, 15, 1963 (4)
June 4, 1959 - May 28, 1963
March 25, 1961 - April 15, 1961
February 2, 1959 - June 1, 1959
(1) Acting Chief on loan from the Arapahoe County Sheriffs
(2) Director of Public Safety position filled in place Police and Fire Chiefs
(3) Acting Chief
(4) There was no chief from June 15, 1963 through July 22, 1963.
(5) More information on the circumstances is available in the History of the Sheridan Police Deparment.
Ordinance #5, passed on second reading on February 2, 1959 created the police department.
Raymond Eugene "Gene" Schultz
Robert W. Taggart
Charlie Huffman (1)
September 24, 1957 - October 20, 1958
About April, 1957 - August 26, 1957
About 1956 -1957
About 1954 -1955
(1) Used the first patrol automobile provided by the town.
John Hayes & Lee Phillips (1)
Peter Ney (2)
Don B. Smith (3)
Dwight A. Hamilton
October, 2002 - January 1, 2008
August, 23 1983 - September, 2002
September 21, 1982 - August 19, 1983
January 7, 1969 - September 7, 1982
January 8, 1968 - January 7, 1969
January 5, 1965 - January 8, 1968
March 7, 1960 - January 5, 1965
About April, 1957 - March 4, 1960
(1) Originally with the firm of McMartin, Burke et al, formed
their own firm in October, 1985.
(2) Currently serving on the Colorado State Court of Appeals
(3) With the firm of Myrick, Smith, Criswell & Branney at the time
(1) Resigned due to appointment to Arapahoe County bench.
The Municipal Court was created by ordinance on February 3, 1970. Police Magistrates existed prior to that time.
Richard B. Cassaboom
Eva R. Ennis
John W. McKendree
Eva R. Ennis
Mrs. Lakin (1)
Norville V. Sample
Robert W. Webber
Edward N. Bean (2)
January 8, 1968 - February 2, 1970
July 1, 1966 - January 8, 1968
May 3, 1966 - June 30, 1966
March 1, 1966 - May 3, 1966
January 1, 1963 - February 28, 1966
November 3, 1958 - January 7, 1963
October 20, 1958 - November 2, 1958
July 1, 1957 - October 20, 1958
Unknown - June 24, 1957
1890 - 1928
(1) Acting Magistrate
(2) "The History of Sheridan" by Kenneth Goff, 1957.
Ronald L. Carter (1)
Mark S. Wallace
Ronald L. Carter (2)
Roger K. Steinberg
Pete Cachet (3)
Theodore "Ted" Armstrong
H. G. Eggleston
The listing of Fire Chiefs was previously extracted by Ronald L. Carter from Fire Department records dating back to 1941.
The following information was obtained from the ordinance books. Additional information was obtained from a newspaper article "Five of Seven Living Mayors of Sheridan" published in the Littleton Independent on March 29, 1940. Terms during this time generally started in April of the even number years.
The following full list of officials was available from early codification printings.
1893 - 1894
1895 - 1896
Minutes were not found for January 1990 - December 1991 and
January 1994 - December 1994. An alternate source of minutes was
found and used.
At one time there was a police radio installed in the city attorney's automobile.
Although the status of Sheridan changed from a town to a city in late 1959, the term "Alderman" was used until June, 1961.
Jaunita Comacho (City Council) is the wife of Ernie Comacho
William C. Carter (Fire Chief, Treasurer, City Council) is the father of Ronald L. Carter (Fire Chief) and the father-inlaw of Don Smith (City Council)
Mary Carter (Mayor) is the wife of Ronald L. Carter (Fire Chief) and daughter in-law of William Carter.
Norville V. Sample (Police Magistrate) is the grandfather of Ray Sample (Police Chief).
John E. Rowland (City Council) is the father of Roger B. Rowland (Mayor).
Eugene Gillespie (Board of Trustees, City Council) is the husband of LaVaughn Gillespie (Treasurer).
John Stanfield (Fire Chief) is the father of Douglas Stanfield (City Council).
Theodore "Ted" Armstrong (Fire Chief, Mayor) is the uncle of Mark Wallace (Fire Chief, Director of Public Safety).
Raymond Stallsworth (City Council) is the husband of Betty Lou Stallsworth (City Treasurer).
What happened to the Mayor?
During the last six months of 1965, the meetings were conducted by Mayor Pro Tem, Wilfred D. Corbin. That brought up the question what happened to the Mayor, Francis J. Desmond. Research reveals that Mr. Desmond was employed by Martin Marietta and was transferred to Florida. The position was never declared vacant, although Mr. Desmond was not paid during this time.
How long has the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer and City Council been paid?
Answer, since day one. The original founding town fathers provided for modest pay for elected officials beginning in 1890.
Who Were the Black Sheep?
This depends on the eyes of the beholder. The most significant were Roger Patterson and Roger Steinberg.
Roger Patterson was the City Administrator/Police Chief when the quarter million dollar embezzlement was perpetrated by Kathy Inglis. He was subsequently fired.
Roger Steinberg set fire to the Hamilton fire station in July, 1987. He was later convicted of arson. He was sentenced to probation, ordered to pay restitution, and was fired.
How many recalls have there been?
At least five.
Mayor Jane Rosenbach was recalled in October, 1970.
A recall petition was circulated against Council member Robert Garcia in January 1982. He chose to resign. Caroll Royer was recalled in March, 1982. Council member Roy Dakin quit in protest of the recall.
Mayor Wilfred D. Corbin and Council members Carroll Crookham, Tena Bocciarelli were recalled in September, 1982.
Mayor Ann Herring was recalled in August, 1983.
Mayor James Egan, Council members Vicki Johnson and Aileen Marple were recalled in 2002. Vicki Johnson ran for Council again in 2003 and was elected. She resigned less than a year later.
Has an elected official survived a recall?
Yes. Wayne Otto Peck and Aileen Marple were retained in office in a recall attempt in August, 1983. Dallas Hall was retained in office in a recall attempt in 2002.
Has an elected official died while in office?
At least two have died in office. John Anderson Sr. died in July, 1983 and was a member of City Council. City Clerk Patricia Ann Mack died in September, 2000.
Has any elected official held more than one position?
Several people have held multiple positions at different times.
Several people were members of City Council prior to becoming Mayor.
Theodore "Ted" Armstrong was a volunteer Fire Chief
William C. Carter was a volunteer Fire Chief, City Council member, and Treasurer.
Wilfred D. Corbin was a Treasurer, City Council member, and Mayor.
Donna Larsen was a Treasurer and City Clerk.
Charles West was a Treasurer and City Council member.
Lowell Banes was a volunteer Fire Chief and City Council member.
Ross Lakin was a City Clerk/Treasurer and City Council member.
Zeno Morgan was a volunteer Fire Chief and Mayor.
Maurice E. Nesbitt was a Town Clerk and a member of the Board of Trustees.
Unusual and intesting tidbits.
Wilfred D. Corbin and Richard V. Codner served on City Council from two different wards.
Charles West has served on City Council three separate times in three different decades.
Who has the most longevity?
James S. Kimmel - Municipal Judge 40 years.
Edward N. Bean - Police Magistrate 38 years.(1)
John C. Stanfield - Volunteer Fire Chief 22 years.
Wilfred D. Corbin - Treasurer (4 yrs), City Council (6 yrs), Mayor (11 yrs) - total 21 years.
Aileen Marple - City Council 19 years.
Clifford W. Mueller - City Council 19 Years.
LaVaughn Gillespie - Treasurer 18 years.
John Hayes & Lee Phillips - City Attorneys 18 years.
Dallas Hall - City Council (8 yrs), Mayor (8 years), total 16 years and counting.
Charles Lawton - Mayor 16 Years
Bonita Hutcheson - City Clerk 15 years.
Gary Hemminger - City Attorney 15 years.
Arlene Sagee - City Clerk 14 years.
Delores "Dee" Heath - City Clerk 14 years.
Carol Jonkoniec - City Council 14 years.
Ross Lakin - City Clerk (12 years), City Council (2 yrs) - total 14 years.
Dale Patton - City Council (5 yrs), Mayor (8 yrs) - total 13 years.
William C. Carter - volunteer Fire Chief (1 year), City Council (9 years), Treasurer (1 year) - total 11 years.
(1) "The History of Sheridan" by Kenneth Goff, 1957.
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