South Suburban Board Chair Susan Pye Resigns

South Suburban Board Chair Susan Pye Resigns

Apr 18 2024

Susan Pye resigned her position on the South Suburban Board of Directors, effective April 17, 2024. She was elected to the board in May 2018 and was most recently named board chair in 2020.

“I’m so proud of what we accomplished during my time here,” said Pye. “I am honored to be part of a board that took pride in serving the community, whether it was local park improvements or large facility openings. It was a hard decision to resign before the end of my term, but I need to step away and focus on my health.”

South Suburban experienced tremendous growth during Pye’s tenure. She supported the renovation of three outdoor pools, the opening of the South Suburban Sports Complex and the completion of 2022 Master Plan Update.

“I applaud Susan’s commitment to South Suburban over the last seven years,” said Executive Director Rob Hanna. “She’s been an important member of the board that has led the organization through major changes, while always prioritizing the best interests of our community.”

Pye, a long-time Centennial resident, also served as the chair of the city’s Senior Commission, volunteered for Project Cure and Developmental Pathways, and served as an advisor for Centennial’s Youth Commission.

Process to Fill Vacant Board Position

At its April 17, 2024, meeting, the South Suburban Board of Directors voted unanimously to create the process below of filling one vacant position, due to the resignation of Pye. The selected candidate will fill the remainder of her term (2025).

Interested candidates must complete an application that will be available on the Board of Directors page on Friday, April 19. Candidates can submit their application via email (jking@ssprd.org), mail, or in person at the South Suburban Sports Complex (Attn: Jennifer King, 4810 East County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126).

Applications must be received by May 15, 2024, at 5 p.m.

The Board of Directors will interview potential candidates at a special meeting on May 22 at 6 p.m.  Board members will vote following the conclusion of the interviews. Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute 32-1-905(2), director vacancies are appointed by a majority vote of current board members.

South Suburban anticipates swearing in the new board member at its regular meeting on June 12.

For questions, please contact Jennifer King, Manager of Administrative Services, at jking@ssprd.org / 303.483.7011.

Board Member Qualifications:

To qualify as a member of the Board of Directors, a person must be registered to vote in Colorado and either (a) a resident of the SSPRD District; or (b) a person who, or whose spouse or civil union partner, owns taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the District, whether such person resides within the District or not. A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property situated within the boundaries of the District shall be considered an owner under the statute, although special rules may apply when qualifying a director in this fashion.