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Board of County Commissioners

The five member Board of County Commissioners is the statutory head of Weld County's government. Two commissioners are elected At-Large and three are elected from the district in which they reside. As is the case with all elected county officials, commissioners must be at least 21 years of age and have resided in the county for at least one year prior to their election. Their elected position must be their primary employment during the term they serve. Commissioners are voted in for a four-year term, and if reelected can serve up to three consecutive four-year terms under charter provisions.

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MIKE FREEMAN, CHAIR

Commissioner Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman is a lifetime resident of Weld County. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ag Business, he returned to the family farm west of Ault where he continued farming and ranching. In 2001, he and his wife started their company, J9 Crop Insurance Agency. Freeman was elected as Weld County Commissioner in 2012 and represents District 1.

District 1: Second Term: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020

Email: mfreeman@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

SCOTT JAMES

District 2 Commissioner Scott JamesScott James is a fourth generation Colorado native reared in LaSalle; a community his great grandfather and great-great grandfather helped found. Scott, his wife, Julie, and son, Jack, reside in Johnstown, where he served for nearly 20-years as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Member of Town Council, and Mayor.

Appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission in 1999 and elected to Town Council in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and as Mayor in 2016, Scott’s leadership accomplishments in Johnstown and Northern Colorado include:

- Liaison to the Johnstown-Milliken Chamber of Commerce
- Johnstown representative on the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Voted to add sworn officers to the Johnstown Police Department
- Led initiative to open a Johnstown Police Annex at 2534
- Led initiative for the Construction of the debt free Johnstown Community Recreation Center
- Led the initiative for the development and implementation of a Model Service Plan for Metropolitan Districts in Johnstown
- Led the initiative for the development and implementation of economic development incentives in Johnstown
- Voted to retire municipal bonds early
- Led Johnstown from a $13 million debt to an over $80 million surplus, making Johnstown one of two debt-free municipalities in Colorado
- Voted to contribute $8 million to the expansion of I-25
- Voted to refer a 5-mil property decrease to Johnstown voters

James is a familiar face and voice to two generations of Coloradans. A 36-year award-winning radio personality, Scott delights in serving his community. Through his many non-profit and philanthropic endeavors, James has helped raise over $2 million for Northern Colorado charities.

A graduate of Northeastern Junior College, Aims Community College, and Colorado State University, Scott is active at Rez.Church, serves on the Weld Food Bank Board of Directors, and passionately endeavors to shave a stroke or two off his double-digit golf handicap.

District 2: First Term: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022

Email: sjames@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

BARBARA KIRKMEYER

Barbara KirkmeyerBarbara Kirkmeyer, a fourth generation Coloradan, has spent the past 20 years working for her community and for Weld County. Kirkmeyer was first elected as County Commissioner for District 3 in 1993 and served eight years (1993-2001) in that role before leaving to manage a state-level department. She returned to county government in 2008 when she was elected again as Commissioner for District 3; she is currently serving her third term.

District 3: Third Term: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020

Email: bkirkmeyer@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

STEVE MORENO, CHAIR PRO-TEM

Steve Moreno

Steve Moreno is a 30+ year Weld County resident, who has worked for Weld County since 1985. Moreno was elected as an At-Large commissioner in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He serves on the Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board, the Greeley Downtown Development Board, and Board of Directors for the National Association of Elected Officials (Election Center), as well as a host of other boards. 



Commissioner Moreno attended Otero Junior College and the University of Southern Colorado and is a member of the St. Peters Catholic Church and the Early Risers Toastmaster Club. He has been married to his wife Joyce for 36 years, and together they have two children: Douglas, 29, and Courtney, 23.

At-Large: Second Term: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022

Email: smoreno@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

KEVIN ROSS

Kevin RossKevin Ross is a 35+ year resident of Weld County. While growing up in the Eaton area, Ross spent summers helping his grandparents operate and manage the family’s dry land wheat farm. He received his degree in finance from the University of Wyoming and has successfully owned and operated an insurance agency for the past 16 years. Ross began his public service in 2012 by serving on the Eaton Town Council, which he continued to do until 2016 when he was elected Mayor.

In 2020, Ross was appointed to the position of Weld County Commissioner At-Large. Ross has served on multiple boards including: past chairman of the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO); the Highway 85 Coalition; the I-25 Mayors Bullseye Coalition; the Sertoma Club; and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (state chair).

Kevin and his wife, Amy, have been married for 19 years and have two children: Ainslie (15) and Taylor (12). The family attends the Eaton Community Church.

At-Large: Serving Appointed Term 2/19/2020 through 12/31/2020

Email: kross@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204