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Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee Appointed by Commissioners

Posted on 03/05/2018
Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee Appointed by Commissioners Following two days interviewing 28 applicants for the Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee, the Board of Commissioners has appointed nine Weld County residents to lead the task of reviewing the county’s Home Rule Charter. Al Dominguez (Windsor), Jackie Johnson (Greeley), Dave Kisker (Johnstown), Mark Lawley (Eaton), Raymond Patch (Greeley), Justus Pettit (Pierce), Garrett Varra (Longmont), James Welch (LaSalle) and Sam Gluck (LaSalle) have all accepted their appointment and will work together to gather public input, review the charter and propose any suggested changes to the Board of Commissioners.

When interviewing applicants to serve on the committee, the commissioners ensured the applicants selected represented geographical areas throughout the county, expressed the desire and understanding of the task to review the entire charter, had some overall understanding of local government and the constitution, and were willing to make the time and travel commitment to participate in the meetings and the public outreach.

Now appointed, the review committee will meet to elect their chair and vice-chair as well as set meeting dates, including meetings for the public to provide input and comment. No less than five meetings (to be held throughout the county) to gather public comment will be held throughout the review process.

The timeline for the committee to accomplish its task is short as the committee’s research and review, public information gathering and final language for any proposed changes must be completed and presented to the commissioners by July 23 in order for any changes to be considered for inclusion on the November 2018 ballot.

While the review committee will work independently, some county resources will assist the committee for the duration of the process. Staff from the Weld County Attorney’s Office will provide support to the committee with regard to questions, clarification of duties and meeting protocol. Staff from the Weld County Public Communications Office will also assist the committee with meeting notification and information dissemination the committee may desire with the public.

2018 Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee Info