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 constituents at a national, regional, state and county level.
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.
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. Jefferson County are members of both Colorado Counties, Inc. and Counties & Commissioners Acting Together.
2023 County-Wide Priorities
- Affordable Housing
- Wildfire Risk Reduction
- Human Services
- Workload Study for Child Welfare Workers
- Adult Protective Services Workload Study
- Workload Study for County Administrative Workers (Eligibility)
- Funding to Support Recruitment & Retention of HS Workers
- Investments in Technology
- Systems (CBMS, Trails, CHATS, ASCES)
- Tools (CDHS adoption of Work Number Services)
- Budget Priorities
- People Change: Foster Children Stay in Families (CCI Bill)
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.