New South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) board district lines were recently adopted to adjust to the newly-expanded South Metro boundaries with the inclusions of Littleton Fire Rescue and Cunningham Fire Protection District. The South Metro Fire Rescue Board of Directors – who represent the citizens, businesses and visitors in the District – will now be composed of 7 members.
There will be an election in May 2020 for director districts that are open, and this will be a mail-ballot election. The election was called to fill 4 of the 7 director districts (three seats are currently filled until 2022). Currently, terms for SMFR board members are 4 years, and there are no term limits, although the 2020 election will only be a 3-year term as elections transition to odd years.
Each director is required to be an eligible elector (resident or property owner) within one of the 7 director districts, however, they are elected by all eligible voters in the South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District (which spans nearly 300 square miles throughout Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties.