Mayor's Message

December 2023

As the year comes to an end, it's a great time to reflect on and celebrate the many accomplishments 2023 has blessed us with! 

The recent approval of 2C in the coordinated election marks a step forward, enabling the Town to expand the use of Open Space tax dollars for parks and trail improvements, as prioritized by the community. Thank you FREDerick, for supporting this initiative to enhance our outdoor amenities!

In the realm of infrastructure, we have created progress in water security, transportation, and economic development, addressing residents' requests for amenities. Our dedication to fostering a thriving business environment in Frederick yielded five projects, including precision manufacturing and automation, retail, and distribution. This dedicated work added over 135,0000 sq. ft. of industrial space, created 500 new job opportunities in Frederick, and earned the Town “Small Community of the Year” award by the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC). 

We couldn't be more proud of our community for engaging with us every step of the way! Thank you for participating in surveys, plan concepts, events, meetings, open houses, and our inaugural Telephone Town Hall.

In fact, Frederick has been honored with the prestigious 2023 "Voice of the People" national award, a testament to our commitment to incorporating resident input into our decision-making processes. This recognition underscores our community's pivotal role in steering the course toward a brighter future.

The end of the year is not a conclusion but an ongoing journey and commitment to ensuring Frederick's prominence of excellence! As your Mayor, my pledge has been to listen and amplify the collective community voice, preserve our heritage and small-town charm while securing our future, and create the best Town in Colorado to live, work, and play! 

'Tis the season of joy, and I invite you to immerse yourself in the festive cheer at our Festival of Lights celebration on December 2, in Downtown Frederick and Crist Park from 5 pm to 8 pm. You'll enjoy a parade winding through town, free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice sculptures, carolers, and the countdown to the tree lighting!   For more details, visit

In the spirit of giving, I encourage you to participate in our cherished community program, Santa Cops. The Frederick Police Department is accepting donations to support families in need. You can contribute (cash, check, or credit cards accepted) at 333 Fifth Street, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. For further information, please call 720.382.5700.

Merry Christmas FREDerick! May this holiday season be filled with warmth, joy, and community spirit.

Mayor Crites