David Beacom

About David Beacom

At a special meeting of the City Council on April 21, 2015, councilmembers appointed David Beacom as the new Ward 5 member, filling the seat left vacant when the previous councilmember resigned on March 23. He was sworn in at the meeting on April 28, 2015. David was re-elected in November and his current term ends in November 2019.

David Beacom moved to Broomfield in 1999. He is married to wife, Mary, and father to three grown children, Amy and David, who live in Portland, Ore., and Dean, who lives in Boulder, and four grandchildren.


David has a Juris Doctor Degree from Creighton University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.


He is retired from Xcel Energy legal department


U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, served in Vietnam. After active duty, David participated in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Community Participation
David has served on Broomfield's Local Licensing Authority since 2005. He is also actively involved in volunteering with non-profit groups and organizations, and membership in professional associations.

Philosophy of Local Government

Government is to serve the people. That necessitates that the citizens are listened to and heard and their views understood. Then the work to fulfill their desire without infringing on other citizens can be undertaken. It is clearly a challenge to successfully balance these desires and views to reach a successful compromise, achieving the overall good of the community. I believe that we must maintain the high quality of life we have achieved in Broomfield.