May 9, 2022
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Candidate Forum: Deputy City and County Manager
Watch or attend the Deputy City and County Manager Candidate Forum on May 12 from 5:45-7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to learn more about the final two candidates. The Deputy City and County Manager assists in overall City and County operations by managing major projects, organizational development, and intergovernmental activities. You can share your feedback on the candidates after the forum.
Hand It In Event
No judgment, no hassles; just trade in your vape for a healthier habit! Youth that live or go to school in Broomfield can bring their vape or other tobacco device to the Paul Derda Recreation Center on June 6 from 5-7 p.m. to get a summer recreation pass for the Broomfield Community Center and the Paul Derda Recreation Center. Mark your calendars, and check out resources to help you quit tobacco.
FDA Limits Use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
The FDA has limited the authorized use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine after evaluating reported cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS), a rare and potentially life-threatening syndrome. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may only be given to people aged 18 and older for whom other COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate, and to people aged 18 years and older who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and would otherwise remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Spring Cleanup
Spring Cleanup concludes this Saturday and provides the opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous items trash haulers don’t normally pick up. This free event started in mid-April and will be held in one more area on May 14. View this map to see if haulers will be in your area. All scrap metal and untreated wood will be recycled. Additionally, ARC Thrift Store will provide pick-up of clothes and reusable items on the same day as the waste pickup.
Employment Opportunities
Are you interested in working with the Parks Services Division of the City and County of Broomfield? Benefited positions are available now in Athletics, Horticulture and Irrigation! To learn more about available positions, visit
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🧠 Mental Health: Let’s talk about [depression, anxiety, and stress]. Listen to José share his story about navigating medication for his mental health, and how his mother and husband have supported him. Find community resources.
🧠 Mental Health: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a gatekeeper course focused on reducing suicidal behaviors by providing suicide prevention training. Courses are available May 10 and 27.
💼 Economic Vitality: Employers, learn how to employ veterans with disabilities at the Breaking Barriers-Employing People with Disabilities Training on May 19.
😷 COVID-19: Learn if you’re eligible for a follow-up COVID-19 vaccine. Early testing and treatment are vital to recovery.

🌲 Open Space and Trails: Discover new Broomfield trails when you get your 2022 Broomfield 100 passport at the Broomfield Trail Adventure on June 4.
Road Closure: The Roundabout in Broomfield County Commons will be closed until May 20 for the reconstruction of the existing roundabout. View detour and learn more.
🤝 Volunteer: Support a senior with yard work this summer through the Yard Pals program.
🤝 Volunteer: Teens, help serve lunches to seniors at the Lakeshore Cafe this summer as a Lakeshore Rocks volunteer. Applications are due May 20.
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Visit Broomfield Voice to give feedback on a variety of community projects, including:

🗳️ “I Voted” Sticker Contest: Vote for your favorite “I Voted” sticker design in both the Elementary/Middle School and High School categories by May 16 at noon.

🌳 Midway Park Master Plan: Provide input to upgrade the vision of Midway Park by completing the Midway Park Master Plan Survey by May 16.

🌲 Open Space, Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan Refresh: Provide feedback in the following ways help inform a technical analysis of open land needs in Broomfield:
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Meet Margaret and Gilbert Aragon. Gilbert is a Vietnam Veteran and worked with Broomfield Veteran Services Officer, Tim Hutchinson to receive the military benefits that he and his wife were eligible for. Click the photo above to watch the video on how Broomfield Veteran Services changed their lives.
Wildlife educator addresses crowd while holding a raptor
Community members saw live raptors and learned about conversation, rehabilitation and wildlife coexistence at the Talon Talk event at Centennial Elementary School. Thank you Nature’s Educators for bringing this awesome experience to Broomfield!
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