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

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

JULIE COZAD, CHAIR

Julie Cozad

Julie Cozad worked as a Land Use Planner for almost 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. She has worked for the Weld County Planning Department, Hall-Irwin, and Tetra Tech. Cozad served as Mayor Pro Tem for the Town of Milliken, as well as representing Milliken on many different boards. Cozad and her husband enjoy riding their motorcycles, gardening, hiking, camping, and spending time with their families.

District 2: First Term: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2018

Email: jcozad@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

BARBARA KIRKMEYER

Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer

Barbara 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, PRO-TEM

Commissioner Steve Moreno

Steve Moreno is a thirty year Weld County resident, who has worked for Weld County since 1985. Moreno currently acts as the Pro-Tem Chair of the Board of Commissioners, and serves on the Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board and the Greeley Downtown Development Board, as well as the:

  • Youth and Family Connections Executive Committee
  • Small Business Development Center Board
  • Northern Colorado Health Alliance
  • Highway 85 Coalition
  • Highway 34 Coalition
  • Mayors Bulls Eye
  • I-25 Coalition
  • Greeley Weld County Airport Authority
  • Weld County Emergency Medical/Trauma Service Council
  • Public Highway Authority
  • Front Range Communication Consortium

Additionally, Commissioner Moreno sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Elected Officials (Election Center.) This board works to direct and inform the commitments and standards of the National Association of Elected Officials, the nation’s primary organization for the certification and training of election and voter registration administrators. Moreno joins eight other board members from various backgrounds including academia, jurisprudence, and business.

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 Chief Deputy and Deputy Clerk for the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s office. Before coming to Weld County, Commissioner Moreno served as Deputy Clerk for Otero County, Colorado.

Further, in 2006, Moreno was designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) conducted by the Election Center’s Professional Education Program, held by Auburn University. He was also awarded by George Washington University with the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasury Certificate of Public Leadership in 2014.

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 34 years, and together they have two children: Douglas, 27, and Courtney, 21. 

At-Large: First Term: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2018

Email: smoreno@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204

SEAN CONWAY

Commissioner Sean Conway

Sean Conway is a third generation Coloradan who grew up on a ranch in the Rocky Mountains. Conway and his family have made Weld County their home for more than two decades. Following re-election in 2012, Conway is currently serving his second term as Weld County Commissioner At Large. Prior to serving as County Commissioner, Conway worked as Colorado Senator Wayne Allard’s Chief of Staff.

At-Large: Third Term: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020

Email: sconway@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204