2021 Chair, Pro-Tem and Coordinators
Published on January 04, 2021
Today, the Weld County Board of Commissioners welcomed two new commissioners and one incumbent was sworn in. Commissioner Lori Saine and Commissioner Perry Buck joined the board for their first term, while Commissioner Mike Freeman was sworn in for his third consecutive term.
As required by the Weld County Home Rule Charter, the Board of County Commissioners must elect a Chair of the Board and Chair Pro-Tem at the start of their first annual meeting each year. The board elected Steve Moreno to serve as the Chair for 2021 and Scott James to serve as the Chair Pro-Tem. The Chair presides over meetings of the Board of Commissioners; the Pro-Tem presides over meetings in the Chair’s absence.
The board also appointed Commissioner Coordinators for each of the county’s major departments. According to the Charter, the Departments of Finance, Purchasing and Personnel are to be coordinated by the Chair of the Board.
The 2021 coordinator roles are as follows:
Commissioner Steve Moreno: Departments of Finance Administration, Purchasing and Human Resources (with Commissioner Scott James as the assistant coordinator)
Commissioner Scott James: Departments of Health, Information Technology, and Public Safety Communications (with Commissioner Mike Freeman as the assistant coordinator)
Commissioner Mike Freeman: Department of Public Works (with Commissioner Steve Moreno as the assistant coordinator)
Commissioner Lori Saine: Department of Planning Services (with Commissioner Perry Buck as the assistant coordinator)
Commissioner Perry Buck: Department of Human Services (with Commissioner Lori Saine as the assistant coordinator)
Appointments to advisory boards were also made today:
Commissioner Steve Moreno: Weld County Bright Futures Board; Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority; and Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board.
Commissioner Scott James: 911 Emergency Telephone Service Authority Board; Weld County Bright Futures Board; North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization; CJAC Criminal Justice Advisory Committee; and Pre-Trial Services Advisory Board.
Commissioner Mike Freeman: CJAC Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (alternate member); Federal Mineral Lease Act Board; Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority; and Regional Communications Advisory Board.
Commissioner Lori Saine: E-470 Public Highway Authority; Extension Advisory Council; and Island Grove Park Advisory Board.
Commissioner Perry Buck: Human Services Advisory Commission; Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board; North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (alternate member); and Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board.
To learn more about the Weld County Commissioners, please visit https://www.weldgov.com/government/elected_officials/board_of_county_commissioners.