The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative and policy-setting body for county government, enacts countywide regulations and authorizes programs and all expenditures of county funds. It also act as the Board of Social Services, Board of Health and Board of Equalization. Three commissioners are each elected from single-member districts to four-year staggered terms to represent the entire county.
Health Care Legislation
The commissioners are actively monitoring Congressional proposals to change our health care system. On June 22, the BOCC sent a letter to Sen. Cory Gardner (pdf), urging him to oppose cuts to Medicaid and other programs that support the health of Colorado residents.
To support a strong, safe, healthy and vibrant community by providing high-quality public services to the residents and visitors of Summit County, and to provide such services in a progressive, professional and efficient manner.
Ensure the long-term financial stability of Summit County government.
Promote collaboration, consolidation and communication within our organization and among public agencies, nonprofit organizations, private-sector partners and citizens to ensure the efficient delivery of high-quality, non-duplicative services to the community.
Sustainably maintain and improve County infrastructure to fulfill community goals.
Identify and act on opportunities to provide affordable workforce housing so that people can live and work in our community.
Protect, manage, conserve and restore our natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.
Ensure affordability and accessibility of services that support the comprehensive health and well-being of children, families, seniors and individuals within our community.
Develop and implement strategies to effectively address growth, sustainability and livability of our dynamic community.
Celebrate and embrace Summit County’s history and diversity.
Foster a positive work environment and an organizational culture that values employee contributions and encourages staff to innovate and lead within the community.
Recent BOCC Discussions
Check out recent discussions by the Board of County Commissioners on Summit County TV.
County Attorney's Office
The County Attorney’s Office provides legal counsel and advice to the Board of County Commissioners and all County departments, divisions, regulatory boards and advisory boards, and the Resource Allocation Park/Landfill. The county attorney is not legal counsel to the general public and may not advise individual citizens.