Herb Atchison was elected Westminster Mayor in November 2013 and then re-elected as Mayor again in November 2017. He was first elected to City Council in 1997 and served two terms before leaving because of term limits. Atchison has previously served as a member/chairman of the city’s Special Permit and Licensing Board for 16 years, and also served as a member of the city’s Planning Commission after his second term on council. Atchison returned to council in 2011.
Atchison serves on the Board of Directors for the Westminster Legacy Foundation, the Board of Directors and as an Executive Officer for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Past Chairman of Board of Directors for the North Area Transit Alliance (NATA), the U.S. 36 Mayors County Commissioners Coalition, the Executive Committee for the Metro Mayors Caucus, he also serves on the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Board of Directors, and serves as a Board of Director's member for the Regional Air Quality Control Board as an appointee of the Governor.
He volunteers with the Westminster Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, and the Westernaires children’s group of Jefferson County.
Atchison previously served on the adjunct faculty for ITT Technical College, Colorado State University (CSU) and Colorado Christian University, teaching at several of their campuses, and is a professional project manager and works as an independent consultant to numerous clients in the private and government industries.