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2018 Chair, Pro-Tem and department coordinators selected

Posted on 01/03/2018
2018 Chair, Pro-Tem and department coordinators selected

As required by the Weld County Home Rule Charter, the Board of County Commissioners must elect a Chairman of the Board and Chairman Pro-Tem at the start of their first annual meeting each year. Today, the Board elected Steve Moreno to serve as the Chairman for 2018 and Barbara Kirkmeyer to serve as the Chairman Pro-Tem. The Chairman presides over meetings of the Board of Commissioners; the Pro-Tem presides over Commissioner meetings in the Chairman’s absence.

The Board also appointed Commissioner Coordinators for each of the county’s major departments. According to the Charter, the Department of Finance, Purchasing and Personnel are to be coordinated by the Chairman of the Board.

The 2018 coordinator roles are as follows:

Commissioner Steve Moreno: Departments of Finance and Administration, Purchasing and Personnel (with Commissioner Kirkmeyer as the assistant coordinator).

Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer: Department of Health Services and Information Technology (with Commissioner Freeman as the assistant coordinator).

Commissioner Mike Freeman: Department of Human Services (with Commissioner Cozad as the assistant coordinator) and the Department of Planning (with Commissioner Julie Cozad as the assistant coordinator).

Commissioner Julie Cozad: Department of Public Works (with Commissioner Moreno as the assistant coordinator).

Commissioner Sean Conway was not appointed to a coordinator role over a county department. The motion for coordinator appointments passed on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Conway voting against.

Appointments to advisory boards were also made today:

Commissioner Steve Moreno: Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (alternate member); E-470 Public Highway Authority (alternate member); Greeley-Weld Airport Authority; Local Emergency Planning Committee; Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board.

Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer: Regional Communications Advisory Board; Weld County Bright Futures Board; Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board.

Commissioner Freeman: 911 Emergency Telephone Service Authority Board; Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors; Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority Board; North Front Range Water Quality Board (alternate member); Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board; Weld County Bright Futures Board; Human Services Advisory Commission.

Commissioner Julie Cozad: Criminal Justice Advisory Council; Extension Advisory Council; North Front Range Water Quality Board; Pre-Trial Services Advisory Board; Workforce Development Board; North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (effective February 1, 2018).

Commissioner Sean Conway: Island Grove Park Advisory Board; E-470 Public Highway Authority; North Colorado Medical Center Board of Trustees; and North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (alternate member effective February 1, 2018).