What does it mean to be a Garfield County Commissioner?


  • Candidates must be registered voters and must have resided in the district for at least one year before the election.

  • Candidates must live in the district of the seat for which they are running.


Open seats in 2020 are District 2 and 3. Click here for a map of the districts.

  • Manage the 2020 county budget of $107 million

  • Apportion and levy taxes

  • Budget all county programs 


  • Establish rules and regulations to govern transactions of its businesses

More details below. 


~$100,000 per year for four-year term + benefits




The board of county commissioners (BOCC) must meet in open session at least one business day of each month. The Garfield County BOCC typically meets two to three times per month in the Glenwood Springs county building. BOCC members also oversee the county manager and county attorney, and represent the county on various operating and advisory boards. For more information, contact the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder's office or visit the Garfield County BOCC web page here.

Garfield County Democratic Party
PO Box 2637
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
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