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March 20 proclaimed Bill Webster Day

Posted on 03/20/2017
County proclaims Bill Webster day in honor of contributions to ag, government and much more!

In honor of his civic contributions and recent induction into the Farm Credit Colorado Agricultural (FCCA) Hall of Fame, the Weld County Board of Commissioners have proclaimed March 20, 2017, William “Bill” Webster Day.

Webster, a former county commissioner and state representative, has had a substantial impact on Weld County. In his time as county commissioner, he was instrumental in the creation of Two Rivers Parkway, the development of the Weld County Department of Public Works, and the construction of the county’s south-west building. Further, as a founder of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, a former member on the Board of the United Way of Weld County, the Greeley Stampede Committee, and the Greeley Planning Commission, Webster has shaped and served the Weld County community in a multitude of ways.  

However, Webster’s contributions extend past civic engagement—he has also had a profound hand in shaping of the area’s agricultural environment, particularly in relation to livestock. As the founder of Webster Land & Cattle in Greeley, Webster developed new feeding techniques and implemented new computer technology, which increased efficiency and strengthened Weld County’s agriculturally-focused local economy. Because of this, Webster joined 89 other Colorado agriculturists who have been inducted into the FCCA Hall of Fame since 1989. His official induction took place this past February at the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture.

“It is a privilege to proclaim a day in Bill’s honor,” said Julie Cozad, Chair of the Weld County Board of Commissioners. “He set the example for future Weld County Commissioners like myself, and you’d be hard pressed to find a person more politically and agriculturally influential here in Weld County. He has impacted our community in so many extraordinary ways, and we are lucky to have him.”