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Human Resources

Human Resources is an internal service department supporting:

  • Recruitment
  • Benefits Management
  • Retirement
  • Employee Relations
  • Compensation
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Risk Management 


Quarterly Workforce Report



Incorporated in 1911, Westminster’s council-manager form of government is consistently recognized for excellence in management and delivery of full services to businesses and residents. Westminster has six city councilors and a mayor who are elected at large. Councilors serve four-year terms with a two-term limit. Appointed by city council in 2022, City Manager Mark Freitag leads Westminster’s staff and oversees the City’s day-to-day operations. 

Westminster is an employer of choice with a values-oriented culture that attracts top talent from around the country. Westminster has won several workforce-oriented awards including:  

  • Healthiest Employer in Colorado 2014-2017, 5th in the US in 2017 
  • 2021 as a Workplace Mental Health Champion by HealthLinks, a leader in health and wellbeing programs across the United States 

Westminster has an authorized total of 1,115 full-time employees for 2024. As an award-winning, nationally recognized full-service city, departmental activities are conducted in direct support of the mission, vision, and strategic plan set forth by the City Council. The City has achieved some of the highest bond ratings in the state, including AAA and AA+, with the leading national rating agencies. 

Westminster sits in both Jefferson and Adams counties.

Strength in Spirit


On February 27, 2003, City leaders introduced SPIRIT, the organizational values employees use to guide their decisions. SPIRIT stands for Service, People, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork. SPIRIT is used internally to reinforce these core values and keep them at the forefront with City employees. 


Deliver exceptional customer service. Address the concerns and issues of our customers, both internal and external. Exhibit ongoing, courteous, tactful, and respectful customer service, respecting the diversity of customers' views, skills, background, and experience. Take ownership, initiative, and is sensitive to the customer’s needs and responsive to each customer. Convey a professional demeanor while performing duties. 


Recognize that we are all about people – the community and staff. We strive to bring out every person’s best and show care for others. We value everyone’s thoughts and contributions. We value what makes each person unique and how that rich variety of life experience strengthens our organization and community. People are key to who we are and what we do.


Demonstrate in all actions a high level of ethical behavior and a commitment to do the right thing. Display courage and honesty with themselves and others. Acknowledge each person’s unique talents, ideas, and beliefs. Embody personal accountability by taking responsibility for their actions and ownership for their behavior and interactions with others.


Honor and welcome the variety of thoughts, opinions and experiences each person brings. Accept each person for who they are; build trust, safety, and wellbeing. Respect for self and respect for others in words, actions, and deeds at all times. Act professionally in all aspects of work including observable behaviors, interpersonal and communication skills, and attitude. Hold each of us accountable and responsible for our individual job functions and assigned duties.


Embrace continuous improvement mindset and is open to change. Understand customer’s needs and expectations and seek opportunities to improve the customer (internal and external) experience. Take calculated risks and learn from failures. Display an ability to plan for successful implementation of new ideas. Continue to develop skills and stay current with industry standards and innovation. 


Value teamwork and support the efforts of fellow employees both individually and collectively. Foster a participatory organizational climate that is open, positive, reinforcing, and supportive. Build trust through open, honest, and respectful interactions. Demonstrate the ability to have authentic, transparent conversations in order to constructively work through conflict. Is approachable and exhibit cooperation, collaboration, patience, fairness, and consistency in interactions. 

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