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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

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 has been a resident of Northern Colorado since 1979, and has called the Weld County municipality of Milliken home since 2003. In fact, before being elected to the Weld County Board of Commissioners in 2014, Cozad represented Milliken on several boards and commissions during her tenure on the Town Board from 2006-2014. She would also go on to serve as the Mayor Pro Tem for Milliken from 2010-2014.

In addition, Cozad spent nearly 20 years as a Land Use Planner, in both the public and private sectors. She spent time with the Weld County Planning Department, Hall-Irwin, and Tetra-Tech.

After being elected to the Board of County Commissioners, representing District 2, in November of 2014, Cozad was later appointed to serve as Chair in 2016. She was also appointed by the Governor in December of 2015 to serve a four-year term on the Colorado Commission on Aging.  Further, as a commissioner, she has served on the following boards and commissions:

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Weld County Faith Partnership Council
  • Boys and Girls Club of Weld County
  • The Women’s Fund Board
  • Poudre Trail Board
  • Weld County Workforce Development Board
  • Weld County Fair Board
  • 100 Year Anniversary Committee for the Weld County Fair,
  • Weld County Prevention Partner Council
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Extension Advisory Council
  • North Front Range Water Quality Control Board and Executive Committee
  • Freedom Parkway (WCR 54) Coalition, Chair
  • North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization, Alternate

 In her free time, Commissioner Cozad enjoys spending time with her husband Larry, her daughters, her four grandsons and one granddaughter. She also enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, hiking, and camping. 

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 has resided in Weld County for more than a quarter century. He was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2008, and re-elected to the board in 2012 and 2016. In 2012 Commissioner Conway received the highest vote total for any candidate for any elected office in the history of Weld County.

Commissioner Conway currently serves as the Chairman of the South Platte Roundtable, Chairman of the Colorado Counties (CCI) Transportation Committee, Vice Chairman of the National Association of County Organization (NACO) Immigration Task Force and serves as a Trustee on The North Colorado Medical Center Board of Trustees. He also represents Weld County on the Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA).

Commissioner Conway has represented Weld County on the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFMPO) since 2009, and currently represents them on the State Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC). In addition, he serves on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program Joint Steering Committee along with the Revenue Projections and Program Distribution Subcommittee. He also was the founder of the U.S. Highway 34 Coalition, an eight member group of elected officials from Loveland to Kersey whose mission is to plan for future traffic growth on the corridor, and was co-founder of the North I-25 Coalition in 2013 and serves on the coalition’s I-25 Funding Subcommittee.

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

Email: sconway@weldgov.com

Phone: (970) 336-7204