One tool the county is using to provide, and update, constituents on important county business is telephone town halls. This popular way to reach out has helped the commissioners stay in touch with thousands of Jefferson County residents; provide a platform for asking questions of the board; and, provide feedback to the commissioners on issues facing the county.
2022 Telephone Town Halls
Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
Update on Jefferson County's Budget and Funding Challenges
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a telephone town hall on the county's budget and funding challenges Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. We will be calling 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate, but you don't have to wait to see if you are chosen (see our How to Participate section, below).
During this over-the-phone meeting, commissioners will be joined by members of the county's Strategy, Innovation and Finance Department to discuss TABOR refund checks, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) projects and the budget development process.
More importantly, we want to hear from you. Please join us to just listen in, or to can ask the experts questions on these topics.
How to Participate:
- If you are not randomly selected, you are still encouraged to participate by calling 855-695-3486.
- You can also pre-register to receive a call by texting JEFFCO to 833-TXT-LIVE (833-898-5483).
Past Telephone Town Halls
See below to listen to recordings and read reports from past telephone town halls.
June 16, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Jefferson County's Transportation and Critical Needs Projects
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is hosted a telephone town hall on the county's transportation and critical needs projects on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. We called 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate.
During this over-the-phone meeting, commissioners welcomed several members of the Development and Transportation Department to discuss the current and future projects, critical needs and staffing shortages in our transportation divisions, as well as touching on services like snow plowing and the new bike plan.
April 18, 2022 - 6 p.m.
The Board of County Commissioners held a live telephone town hall on the evening of April 18 and called 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers. During this one-hour, over the phone meeting, the commissioners discussed the county's funding challenges. Jefferson County Chief Financial Officer Dr. Stephanie Corbo and Strategy and Budget Director Dan Conway, presented information on the financial realities the county is facing, TABOR and how our community is impacted by the county's funding challenges.
For more information, please see the below report summary or listen to the recording of the live meeting.
Dec. 6, 2021 at 6 p.m.
County Budget/American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners hosted a telephone on the county budget and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on Monday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. We called 50,000 phone numbers to participate. During this over-the-phone meeting, commissioners were joined by Jefferson County Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Stephanie Corbo; Strategy and Budget Director, Dan Conway; and Housing, Economic and Employment Services Director, Kat Douglas.
Sept. 9, 2021 at 6 p.m.
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners hosted a telephone town hall on mental health on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. We called 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate. During this over-the-phone meeting, commissioners welcomed Jefferson Center for Mental Health Executive Director Dr. Kiana Kuenzler, Sheriff Jeff Shrader, and Michelle Gonzales from Jeffco Public Schools who talked about several important aspects of mental health that are affecting so many aspects of our lives.
May 17, 2021
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners hosted a telephone town hall, calling out 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers, on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
During this over-the-phone meeting, the commissioners along with Jeffco Public Health experts, discussed important COVID-19 updates. The commissioners and county staff also discussed the countywide strategic plan, the budget for 2022, and the American Rescue Plan Act funds. See the meeting report and audio recording below to learn more.
December 17: Moving Forward Through COVID-19: Vaccination, Testing and Community Resources
Jefferson County Public Health, along with the Board of County Commissioners, hosted a telephone town hall about COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. We called 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate.
Jeffco Public Health experts discussed important COVID-19 issues in Jefferson County including how we are doing with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and what to expect as vaccinations become available. We will also provide information on what we as a community can do to slow the spread and the resources available to the Jeffco community.
August 31: Budget
May 27: The Next Normal — Looking Ahead to COVID-19 Recovery
April 22: COVID-19
2019 Telephone Town Hall
The Board of County Commissioners hosted a live telephone town hall May 8 and approximately 100,000 randomly selected phone numbers were called to participate in this one-hour over the phone meeting. The focus was the county’s financial challenges, and other questions were also taken. To learn more, read the report or listen to the audio recording.
Report - May 8, 2019 (pdf)
Audio Recording - May 8, 2019 (YouTube)