Town Council



Town Council

The Town of Parachute Town Council is comprised of seven members. Of those seven members, six are at-large Council Members and one position for the Town mayor. Each term is for 4 years. The Town Council is comprised of part-time elected officials, meaning that they have jobs in addition to their responsibilities as Council Members.

Town Council Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Regular meeting begin at 6:30 pm

If you would like to reach out to the Council, please send them an email them at This will send your message to all the Council Members at once. You may also reach out to them individually at their emails below. 

Mayor, Tom Rugaard

Mayor Pro-Tem, Claudia Flores-Cruz

Council Member, Artemio Baltazar

Council Member, Rory Birdsey

Council Member, Chris Jackson

Council Member, Juanita Williams

Council Member, Alisa Mueller




Mayor, Tom Rugaard                                   April 2026

Mayor Pro-Tem, Claudia Flores-Cruz         April 2024

Council Member, Juanita Williams             April 2024

Council Member, Alisa Mueller                 April 2024

Council Member, - Rory Birdsey                April 2026

Council Member, Chris Jackson                 April 2026

Council Member, Artemio Baltazar            April 2026