Karen Stuart is a former three-term mayor of the City and County of Broomfield in Colorado, where she played a key role in the creation of the consolidated city and county in 2001. Stuart had leadership roles with the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the US36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, the Metro Mayors Caucus and the National League of Cities Transportation Advisory Committee.
As chair of the Northwest Parkway Public Authority, Stuart was an active member of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and a key negotiator for the NWP’s Concession Lease Agreement in 2007. In 2015 Stuart received the Denver Regional Council of Governments’ Distinguished Service Award. She serves on the board of directors of UCHealth Broomfield Hospital and UCHealth Longmont Hospital.
Stuart is currently the executive director of Smart Commute Metro-North, a non-partisan, non-profit, transportation management organization, serving the north metro region working to promote mobility options that reduce congestion and improve air quality.
She was reappointed to the CDOT Transportation Commission in 2021.