Mike Sutherland

Council Member, District 3

Get to Know Council Member Mike Sutherland

District 3 Council Member Mike Sutherland, and his wife, Kathy, have called Centennial home since 1994. In addition to its renowned safety, connected communities and top-ranked school systems, the Sutherlands and their three children chose to call Centennial home for the City’s beautiful residential neighborhoods—close to trails, parks, open space and booming commercial areas. Mike felt the call to public office after serving on Centennial’s Planning and Zoning Commission for over a decade and wanting to continue molding the City’s progression. Believing that service in local government allows people to make a difference where one lives and plays, he brings this passion to his work representing District 3 and helping to define and elevate Centennial as the preferred City in the Denver South Metro region. Mike believes in sound strategic planning to be responsive to the demand of City services while finding ways to increase and maintain the City’s tax base. Additionally, he would like to find ways to keep housing costs affordable for the City’s long-term residents and attract those who want to live in the Centennial.

Outside of his service as District 3 Council Member, Mike enjoys Colorado recreation such as bicycling, hiking and skiing when he’s not reading a good book, partaking in community service or spending time with his family. Additionally, Mike works as the Benefits Counsel at the Fire and Police Pension Association and alumni of the University of Denver—Where he holds a B.S.B.A. in Management.

Community Involvement

Appointments to City Commissions and Committees

  • Fiber Commission
  • Investment Committee
  • Senior Commission 

Appointments to Liaisons Organizations / Agencies

  • Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority (Alternate)
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments (Alternate)
  • Faith Council
  • South Metro Fire District
  • South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Working Group for Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation 

Additional and Past Involvement

  • South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Committee