About Erie

Quality of Life

The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse and dynamic community, and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages. As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these. With our majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with all the reassuring qualities that implies – a sense of community, neighbors who care, and modern amenities plus comforting closeness.

Not surprisingly, growing families, young professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, and active adults are drawn to our panoramic views, scenic trails, championship golf course, recreational activities, and more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Of course many are also attracted by our premier educational facilities, which include new and planned schools.

Factor in the award-winning 63,000 square foot Erie Community Center and 20,000 square foot Erie Community Library; and our quality of life just keeps improving.

Mission, Vision, & Values

The Town of Erie executed and update to the organization's mission, vision, and values in 2020 which guide the way the Town's staff approach their work:

Mission: Enhancing quality of life by serving and building Erie with PRIDE.


  • Professional
  • Respectful
  • Integrity
  • Dedicated
  • Effective

Vision: Innovative stewards of our community, dedicated to excellence.

graphic of Erie's mission, vision, and values

Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement

"Erie is a community which recognizes the importance of conserving and enhancing its historic small town character, the roots from which it grew, preserving the natural environment in which it resides; a caring community which offers its residents an environment in which to seek a high quality of life; a balanced community with a diverse range of housing, employment, educational, shopping and recreational opportunities; and a vital community which provides financial and social support for quality of life programs."

View the Town of Erie Comprehensive Plan.