Who are the County Commissioners?
The Board of County Commissioners is the county's governing body, which consists of three commissioners elected at-large to four-year staggered terms. The board is charged with setting policy to guide county programs that serve residents and businesses in Alamosa County.
The county commissioners are constitutional officers who act collectively as the governing board. In Alamosa County there are three members of the Board, each elected to four-year terms. Residents of Alamosa County choose who their commissioners will be when they vote at election time. Terms are staggered so that no more than two commissioners are elected at the same time.
District One Commissioner
District Two Commissioner
District Three Commissioner
What Commissioner Represents my District?
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When do the County Commissioners Meet?
The Alamosa County Board of Commissioners typically meets during the second and last Wednesday of each month. Please check with the County’s Administrative office for meeting dates.
What is their role?
The board's role is to manage the affairs of the county as authorized by the state. Powers granted to the board by the state are broad, which allow the board independence in judgment.
Some examples of the board's powers are to:
- Establish policies and procedures for the administration of county government
- Oversee county income and expenses; adopt annual budget
- Build and maintain county buildings
- Construct or repair public roads, bridges, and drainage facilities
- Levy taxes as provided by law; certify mill levies annually
- Organize the boundaries of precincts and establish voting places in each precinct
- Grant licenses as prescribed by law
- Appoint staff and determine operating budget
- Adopt ordinances as provided in the Colorado Revised Statutes
In addition to these statutory general governance responsibilities, the Alamosa County Board of Commissioners guides the operations of the county administrator and the rest of the other departments and offices in the Administrator's span of control. The board also holds public hearings at which official county business is conducted; consider applications for funding from community agencies, county departments, and elected officials; represent the people of Alamosa County on other boards and governing bodies; and establish personnel policies.
These are just some examples of county activities which require decision-making by the board. For more information about statutory responsibilities, check the Colorado Revised Statutes, Titles 29 and 30, which cover laws concerning local and county governments.