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Board of County Commissioners

2021 Board of CommissionersThe 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
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: Third Term: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024

Email: mfreeman@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

 

 

SCOTT JAMES, CHAIR PRO TEM

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

LORI SAINE
District 3: First Term: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024


Email: lsaine@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

STEVE MORENO, CHAIR

Commissioner 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. Moreno currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Commissioners as well as participates on the Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board, the Greeley Downtown Development Board, the Small Business Development Center Board, the Highway 85 Coalition, the Highway 34 Coalition, the I-25 Coalition, the Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority Board and the United Way of Weld County Board of Directors. Additionally, Moreno sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Elected Officials (Election Center). Before being elected as a Commissioner, Moreno was sworn in as the 28th Weld County Clerk and Recorder, in which he served three terms from 2003-2014. He also served as the Chief Deputy and Deputy Clerk for the Weld County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Before coming to Weld County, Moreno served as the Deputy Clerk for Otero County, Colorado.

Commissioner Moreno attended Otero Junior College and the University of Southern Colorado and is a member of the St. Peters Catholic Church. He has been married to his wife Joyce for 37 years, and together they have two children: Douglas, 31, and Courtney, 25.

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

Email: smoreno@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

PERRY BUCK

Commissioner Perry BuckPerry Buck is a third-generation Weld County native. She learned the importance of community service from her father who served Weld County as both a county commissioner and state representative.

In 1984, Perry graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, with a degree in English. She did her graduate work in accounting at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Perry is and has been involved in many civic organizations including Rotary, United Way of Weld County, Weld County Partners, Senior Resource Services, Habitat for Humanity, Board of Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Progressive 15 and the Weld County Republican Party. She attends Resurrection Fellowship Church.

In 1999, Perry was appointed by Governor Owens as the Northeast Business Development Representative for the Colorado Office of Economic Development. She helped facilitate economic development in the rural communities from Jackson and Grand counties in the west to Phillips and Sedgwick counties in the northeast, down to Cheyenne, Lincoln, and Elbert counties.

Perry served four years as Secretary for the State GOP and then four years as the Vice-Chair of the State Republican Party. Before that, she was the Weld County GOP Chair. She also served as President of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women from 2012 to 2014.

In 2010, Perry was re-elected in Weld County for County Council at-Large.

In November of 2012, Perry was elected Representative for House District 49, where she served four terms.

Perry lives in Greeley, Colorado, and enjoys gardening, sports and reading and fighting for Republican principles.

At-Large: Serving First Term 1/01/2021 through 12/31/2024

Email:  pbuck@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204