In a unanimous vote at its July 2 meeting, the Littleton City Council approved a contract naming Reid Betzing as city attorney. Betzing will start July 22.
Betzing’s legal career includes 12 years of law practice with the City of Arvada, most recently as Senior Assistant City Attorney, where he practiced all aspects of municipal law including land use and property issues, litigation, representing the city at various court hearings, and preparing legal memoranda for city council, boards, commissions and departments. He also negotiated and drafted contracts ranging from public works and infrastructure agreements to leases, licenses, intergovernmental agreements and more. Previously he served as Lakewood’s Deputy City Attorney where he represented the city in municipal court matters.
Betzing earned his juris doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and was awarded three bachelor’s degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Political Science, International Affairs, and History.
Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman said, “The council is very pleased to welcome Reid to the city. His municipal law experience combined with his leadership skills and great personality will be an asset to our organization. We look forward to working with Reid on all of the initiatives council has on the docket. It’s a busy time and we are confident we have the right team to make it happen.”
“I am very excited to start this new chapter in my career,” Betzing said. “I’m looking forward to utilizing my knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to lead the legal team in helping city council accomplish its goals.