The Historical Commission coordinates and promotes the development of local history and the preservation and use of historical resources and historic sites within the county and advises the Board of County Commissioners on all activities.
- Coordinates the historical activities of Jefferson County and acting as a liaison with national, state and local historical organizations.
- Disseminates historical information and arousing interest in Jefferson County’s past by publishing historical material.
- Promotes and supports various historical and educational programs.
- Identifies, researches and actively participates in the preservation of historical sites within Jefferson County.
- Prepares and disseminates information on matters of historical significance within Jefferson County.
- Assists the appropriate governmental entities in developing procedures or guidelines for identifying and/or designating and preserving official historical sites in Jefferson County.
- Assists the public with the identification, designation and preservation of historical sites in Jefferson County
- Participates in various organizational grant programs which provide financial assistance for the preservation of historical sites, or other historical programs.
Historical Commission meetings are generally held on the first Monday monthly from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration building in Golden.
There are eleven members on the commission, two from each commissioner district (six total) and five at-large members all of whom must be interested in the preservation of local history. Board members serve three year terms.
Current Commission Members
|Bonnie Scudder||Cynthia Shaw||Steve Engle|
|John Steinle||Deborah Coogan||Lee K Goldstein|
|Patricia Jones||Carla Opp||Rick Gardner|
|Richard Scudder||Rita Peterson|
Interested in serving on a board or commission?
Please fill out the online application here.
All available citizen positions will be advertised. Applications are considered in July and August for late September appointments.