Youth, Equine and Ag Working Group
On February 25, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners gave direction to staff to explore ways to preserve youth, equine and agricultural activities in Jefferson County.
Staff immediately started working on putting together plans to create a community-based group of people interested in Jeffco’s youth, equine and agricultural activities. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 those plans were put on hold.
As of June 2020, staff resumed efforts and have finalized plans regarding establishing, defining duties and responsibilities of the community-based working group. There was an application process followed, members selected and meetings began in October 2020.
The YEA Working Group meet twice a month between October 2020 and April 2021. Subsequent meetings, including day and time, were decided on by the members.
The Working Group met with the Board of County Commissioners on April 14, 2021, to present their report and findings after seven months of work. You can review the final packet for that meeting and supplemental information:
|Meeting Agenda and Minutes|
|October 7, 2020||Oct. 7 Agenda||Oct. 7 Meeting Notes|
|October 21, 2020||Oct. 21 Agenda||Oct. 21 Meeting Notes|
|November 4, 2020||Nov. 4 Agenda||Nov. 4 Meeting Notes|
|November 18, 2020||Nov. 18 Agenda||Nov. 18 Meeting Notes|
|December 2, 2020||Dec. 2 Agenda||Dec. 2 Meeting Notes|
|December 16, 2020||Dec. 16 Agenda||Dec. 16 Meeting Notes|
|December 30, 2020||Dec. 30 Agenda||Dec. 30 Meeting Notes|
|January 13, 2021||Jan. 13 Agenda||Jan. 13 Meeting Notes|
|January 27, 2021||Jan. 27 Agenda||Jan. 27 Meeting Notes|
|February 10, 2021||Feb. 10 Agenda||Feb. 10 Meeting Notes|
|February 24, 2021||Feb. 24 Agenda||Feb. 24 Meeting Notes|
|March 10, 2021||Mar. 10 Agenda||Mar. 10 Meeting Notes|
|March 17, 2021||Mar. 17 Agenda||Mar. 17 Meeting Notes|
|March 24, 2021||Mar. 24 Agenda||Mar. 24 Meeting Notes|
|March 31, 2021||Mar. 31 Agenda||Mar. 31 Meeting Notes|
|April 7, 2021||Apr. 7 Agenda||Apr. 7 Meeting Notes|
If any members of the public would like to bring something for consideration to the Youth, Equine and Ag Working Group, please contact your community liaison and they will get it on the agenda. Please refer to the “Members” tab on this website.
To preserve youth, agriculture and equine activities in Jefferson County.
With the direction to preserve youth, equine and agriculture use in Jefferson County, the Board of County Commissioners is establishing the Jeffco Youth, Equine and Agriculture Working Group to study this issue.
The commissioners are seeking individuals interested in serving on the Jeffco Youth, Equine and Agriculture Working Group who can help staff identify and explore all possible ways to support these activities within Jefferson County.
The group will explore all possible ways to support this effort and coordinate suggestions, ideas and recommendations for the Board of County Commissioners.
Areas of focus may include:
- An inventory an cost analysis of services and facility capacity at the fairgrounds and/or a portion of the fairgrounds.
- An inventory and cost analysis of services and facility capacity at other locations.
- Alternative operation options, including non-profit, private-public partnerships, and other.
At the direction of the Board of County Commissioners, members will be representatives composed of the following interest groups and will explore all ways to support these activities within Jefferson County.
- Friends of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Nonprofit (or other)
- Neighborhood surrounding the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Working Group Members
|Jill Coffman||Equine||Email Jill|
|David Johnson||Neighborhood||Email David|
|Alejandra Major||Fairgrounds Advisory Committee||Email Alejandra|
|Andrea Raschke||Equine||Email Andrea|
|Mark Skelton||Fairgrounds Advisory Committee||Email Mark|
|Lisa Stavig||Nonprofit||Email Lisa|
|Debra Tazz||Nonprofit||Email Debra|
|Jaren Tolman||Youth||Email Jaren|
- serve a term of six months beginning October, 2020 thru March 31, 2021.
- vacate membership should they fail to be present at two (2) consecutive meetings or three (3) regular meetings during the six-month term.
- be responsible for engaging their interest group and bringing insight, questions and issues from that community to each meeting. Each member is then also expected to report back to that community about the process and strides being made within the working group.
- ensure their actions present neither a conflict of interest nor the appearance of impropriety or conflict with the public trust. In the event of such conflict, the member shall disclose the interest to the Working Group.
- have access to a computer and networking systems due to the unprecedented public health situation and the possibility to conduct meetings virtually.
If any members of the public would like to bring something for consideration to the Youth, Equine and Ag Working Group, please contact one of your community liaisons, listed above, and they will get it on the agenda.