Of course, I have to provide a brief history lesson…..
So Gunnison (pop. 5,500) was named in honor of John W. Gunnison, a United States Army officer who surveyed for the transcontinental railroad in 1853. It is a Municipal home rule which reserves the right to choose how it is governed. Citizens of every municipality in Colorado have an option available to them — creation of a home rule charter. Cool, eh?