Commissioners

Members: Delta County is governed by a three member Board of County Commissioners. The chairman of the BOCC is elected annually by the Board. The Commissioners must reside in the district he/she represents and they are elected at large.

District Number and Description

Commissioner Name Term Expires
District No. 1
Unincorporated area of Delta

C. Douglas Atchley January, 2015
District No. 2
Surface Creek area and unincorporated areas of Cedaredge

C. Bruce Hovde January, 2017
District No. 3
North Fork area and unincorporated areas of Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia
Mark Roeber January, 2017

Salaries: 
The Commissioners salaries are set by state law based on population of the county.

Term:
Four years, staggered terms per Colorado law. Commissioners are limited to two four-year terms of office.

Duties: The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is the governing board of Delta County . The BOCC has administrative and policy-making authority. The Commissioners serve as the County Board of Equalization and the Delta County Board of Human Services. The BOCC has the authority to levy taxes, make appropriations, authorize bonds, appoint citizens to boards, authorize licenses, acquire and dispose of property and enter into cooperative agreements with other governmental agencies. The BOCC is also responsible for the County budget, construction and management of roads within the County road system and County owned and operated airports and landfills.

Planning Matters: The BOCC takes final action on recommendations by the Planning Commission.

Roads and Bridges:
The BOCC is responsible for maintenance and construction of roads and bridges. The respective Road and Bridge Districts are responsible for the road and bridge work within the County. The County is divided into three geographic road districts similar to the Commissioner districts. Each road district has an appointed road foreman who oversees the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges within the district.

Meetings: Commissioners regular meetings are scheduled for the first and third Monday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.(with lunch between 12-1:30 p.m.) at the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer Street, Room 236, Delta, Colorado 81416. Constituent time is scheduled at 9 a.m. each regular meeting day, and BOCC meetings are open to the public. Commissioners work sessions are scheduled for the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Links
Map of Districts (84 KB, PDF file)
County Organizational Chart (99 KB, PDF file)