Public Information Office

The Weld County Office of Public Information serves residents by providing timely and accurate information related to county government programs, projects, news and policy items. The Public Information team publishes news releases, newsletters, and multimedia projects as well as manages the county’s social media platforms, for all county departments and the Board of County Commissioners. The Chief Public Information Officer is also responsible for media relations and assisting the Weld County Attorney’s Office with Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests as needed. 

Monthly Items of Note

For a general overview of upcoming items/events that will be occurring in county government, please see below. If you would like more information or have questions about any of these items, please email jfinch@weldgov.com(These are updated and released the last week of the month for the following month, with the exception of January).

January 2022(PDF, 236KB)

12 Months of Preparedness

Tip #1: Get Engaged! Sign up for alerts.

Weld County uses a system called CodeRED for emergency alerts related to local public safety situations. CodeRED sends targeted messages to landlines and registered cell phone numbers within an area of the county impacted by the event. While landlines located in Weld County are automatically entered into the CodeRED system (because of an agreement with CenturyLink), the system does not know what cell phones are located in the county unless they are entered into the CodeRED database.

Registering is easy and it is free – so there really isn’t any excuse to not sign up. Go to www.weld911alert.com to create (or manage) your account. Create a username and password (which is only seen by you) and then enter cell phone numbers (you can add your entire family if you want) and addresses (home and business). You can also opt in to receive National Weather Service alerts through the CodeRED system – just check the box to indicate you want to receive those alerts. The process is simple, but if you have questions or need assistance, the Office of Emergency Management staff is happy to help (email gmarquez@weldgov.com or call 970-304-6540).

Emergency Alert Flyer(PDF, 394KB)

2022 County Holidays/Closures

Weld County Government Offices will be closed on the following dates:

February 21, 2022: President's Day

May 30, 2022: Memorial Day

July 4 and July 5, 2002: Independence Day

September 5, 2022: Labor Day

November 11, 2002 : Veterans Day

November 24 and 25, 2022: Thanksgiving 

December 23 and 26, 2022: Christmas

January 2, 2023: News Year's Day

 

2021 Annual Summary

From capital improvement projects to community grants to COVID-19 funding, 2021 was a busy year for Weld County government. Our Annual Summary provides a digest of the county's top stories from the past year. 

2021 Summary(PDF, 1MB)

Weld County Government General Department Phone Numbers

The following is a list of general numbers for Weld County government departments. 

Accounting: 970-336-7240 

Animal Control (Sheriff’s Office): 970-400-2849 & 970-400-2950 

Assessor: 970-400-3650

Commissioners: 970-400-4200

Building Inspections: 970-400-6100

Burn Permits: 970-400-2700

Clerk and Recorder – Motor Vehicle: 970-400-5870

Clerk and Recorder – Elections: 970-400-3070

Clerk and Recorder – Recording: 970-400-3065

Clerk to the Board: 970-400-4000

Coroner: 970-400-4990

County Attorney: 970-400-4391

County Council: 970-400-4780

CSU Extension Office: 970-400-2065

District Attorney: 970-400-4706 

Emergency Management: 970-400-3809

Facilities: 970-400-2020

Finance: 970-400-4218

Fleet: 970-400-3500

GIS: 970-400-2590

Hazardous Waste – Hotline: 970-400-2233

Hazardous Waste – Collection Site: 970-400-3790

Health – Administration: 970-400-2701

Health – Education: 970-304-6470

Health – Environmental: 970-400-2702

Health—Nursing: 970-400-2703

Human Resources: 970-400-4234

Human Services: 970-400-4033

Information Technology: 970-400-2500

Justice Services – Community Corrections: 970-336-7227

Justice Services – Intervention: 970-584-2520

Justice Services – Pretrial Services: 970-336-7227

Justice Services – Work release: 970-336-7227

Oil and Gas Energy: 970-400-3580

Planning and Zoning: 970-400-6100

Probation: 970-475-2800 

Public Safety Communications: 970-400-2700

Public Works: 970-400-3750

Purchasing: 970-400-4222

Sheriff’s Office: 970-400-2800

Treasurer: 970-400-4015

Veterans Affairs: 970-400-3445

 

    

2021 Weld Commissioners' Constitution Day Contest

In September, the Weld County Commissioners announced the following winners of the Constitution Day Essay and Art Contest. Winning entries were announce by judges: Dan Woog (the art category), Colorado Representative for House District 63; Lori Saine (the poetry category), Weld County Commissioner for District 3; and Tonya Van Beber (the essay category), Colorado Representative for House District 48.

The students who won first, second, third and honorable mention in their category are invited to the September 27 board meeting to receive their certificate.

 

Art Category

 

Poetry category

 

Essay category

                

 

Department Head

Jennifer Finch

The public information office serves county residents by providing accurate and timely information about county policy as well as department projects and news through multiple outreach platforms including this website, public newsletters and social media. The PIO department includes Communication Specialists Baker Geist, Shaley Dehner and Kristen Sigg.