Phil Cernanec was elected to the city council in November 2009 for a four-year term representing District III. He was re-elected to District II in 2013 for another four-year term. His peers on the city council elected him as Mayor in November 2013 for a two-year term. Previously, Cernanec served as an elected member of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors.
Cernanec graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in math.
Cernanec has had a long career in the financial services industry, serving as a product actuary for several insurance carriers and as a consultant to international firms. He has also been an adjunct professor and certified leadership facilitator.
Cernanec is involved with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the city council audit committee, and is a member of the board of directors of the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
Cernanec is an advocate for responsible fiscal management, strong neighborhoods, and having Littleton open for business expansion and investment. He is focused on the city council goals of pursuing a balanced and sustainable local economy, preserving and cultivating a quality community, and assuring a financially-sound city government.