Policy Work

Policy Work

The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) are the administrative and policy-making authority for Jefferson County as delegated by the Colorado General Assembly and codified in Colorado State Statute. The three-member Board works to represent the interests of county citizens at local, regional, state and national levels.

County & Local Policy

To further the BCC’s accountability to Jefferson County citizens, the Board has created a Policies and Procedures Manual. To view sections or the entire manual, visit the Policies and Procedures page.

Statewide Policy

The BCC actively engages in the formulation of statewide legislative and regulatory policy. Throughout Colorado’s state legislative session, commissioners advocate for and against certain legislation and occasionally testify in legislative committee for and against bills as they make their way through the Colorado General Assembly.

Additionally, Jefferson County is a member of Colorado Counties, Inc., a non-profit, membership association whose purpose is to help county commissioners and local government leaders and to encourage counties to work together on common issues.

Federal Policy

The Commissioners regularly study and evaluate federal legislative and regulatory issues and advocate for the citizenry of Jefferson County with elected leaders and federal appointees and their staff. Federal rule making impacts Jefferson County budgetarily, as well as through infrastructure, safety and housing matters.

Additionally, Jefferson County is a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization that brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas, and pursue transformational county solutions.