District 1 Commissioner
Born and raised in Colorado, Commissioner Libby Szabo had a deep passion for its citizens and has been involved in grassroots politics since she first registered to vote. Following her passion, she was elected to three terms in the Colorado General Assembly. While in the legislature, she served as House Assistant Minority Leader and was the first Latina female to be elected to a House leadership position. She was selected by the Republican party to fulfill a vacant commissioner term in 2015, and in November 2016 she was elected to her first four-year term as Jefferson County Commissioner and served as the Chair for the Board both in 2017 and 2019.
Over the years, she served on the Law Enforcement Authority, Colorado Counties, Inc., Legislative Committee and the Tourism, Resorts & Economic Development Committee, Denver Regional Council of Governments, First Judicial District Court Services Advisory Board, Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority Board, Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advocacy Group, Mile High Flood District Board, Jeffco Connections, Child Welfare Executive Leadership Council, Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, WestConnect Corridor Coalition, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Board of Governors and Administrative Committee, and the Colorado Women’s Alliance
In June 2017, Commissioner Szabo had the distinct honor of being chosen as one of five county commissioners across the country to attend the White House Infrastructure Summit, where she advocated for the citizens of Jefferson County.
In 2018, she served on the EPA Local Government Advisory and Executive Committee and served as both the vice chair and the 2020 chair of the Air Workgroup; the EPA Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee; and the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC). In August 2018, Commissioner Szabo represented Jefferson County in participating in the 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE). The program brings together leaders from around the world to highlight state-of-the-art technology; best practice models on innovation policy; and clusters in biotechnology and information technology, aeronautics, life sciences, water, agriculture, and workforce development.