Downtown Partnership, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, is the lead organization serving as a catalytic champion for Downtown Colorado Springs. Through a variety of programs and services, we fulfill our mission to ensure that Downtown serves as the economic, cultural and civic heart of Colorado Springs. Learn more about all Downtown Colorado Springs has to offer.

Municipal election, april 2, 2019

The Downtown Partnership board researched and/or interviewed candidates for municipal office, and we believe the following candidates possess the experience, knowledge and leadership skills necessary to best serve our city.


Endorsement for Mayor: John Suthers

Endorsement for City Council (three at-large seats):

  • Tony Gioia
  • Terry Martinez
  • Val Snider
  • Tom Strand
  • Wayne Williams
Candidate questionnaire

Thank you to all 11 City Council candidates who responded to our questionnaire. You can read all of their responses here.

Ballot Issue 1

The Downtown Partnership board also researched Ballot Issue 1, Collective Bargaining for All Uniformed Fire Department Employees. The board heard presentations from representatives in support of, and in opposition to, the measure.

The Partnership urges a NO vote on Issue 1.