Meet the Commissioners

The Yuma County Commissioners manage the business affairs of the county, which includes apportioning and levying taxes, overseeing the Road and Bridge Department, Social Services Department, and Administration Department. The Commissioners are responsible for approving the budgets of the other elected official’s departments. Each of the Commissioners sits on various operating and advisory boards as representatives of Yuma County.

County Administrator: Andrea Calhoon

Administrative Office
Yuma County Courthouse
310 Ash, Suite A
Wray, CO 80758
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 970-332-5796
Fax: 970-332-3411

Dean Wingfield

2020 Chairman of the Board of Commissioners

District 2

Trent Bushner

District 1

Robin Wiley

District 3

Meetings

  • November 30
  • December 31

Yuma County Commissioner meetings, at which the adoption of any proposed policy, position, resolution, rule, regulation, or formal action occurs, shall be held only after full and timely notice to the public. The Bulletin Board outside of the Yuma Commissioner’s meeting room is the official posting location for all Commissioner and Planning Commission agendas, hearings, and public notices. Work-sessions and meetings scheduled by the Board of County Commissioners are subject to change and are posted 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

The Yuma County Commissioners hold two regular meetings a month. One is scheduled near the 15th of each month, depending on other meetings or Commissioner obligations. The second monthly meeting is generally the last working day of the month. The Commissioners may schedule special meetings.

Regular Commissioner meetings start at 8:00 a.m. and continue through the day until all business has been addressed. Regular meetings and special meeting agendas will be posted 24 hours in advance of the meeting time as required by CRS 24-6-402. A time can be reserved for individuals to speak at the Commissioners meetings, to request scheduling on the agenda; interested citizens should contact the Commissioners administration prior to the scheduled meeting at 970-332-5796.

Times noted on the agenda are an approximate time of when the board will be meeting with the party scheduled. The Commissioners reserve the right to hear agenda items in any order.

Meetings and work-sessions scheduled by the Board of County Commissioners are open to the public. Executive Sessions can be called during any meeting posted as a public meeting but not work-sessions. Executive Sessions will be closed to the public as outlined in the Colorado Revised Statutes 24-6-402.

Administrator Andrea Calhoon can be heard at open periods of time throughout the day. The Administrative report can include but is not limited to: discussion of calls, correspondence, personnel issues, and presentation of documents for approval; i.e., resolutions, intergovernmental agreements, well permits, grants, and similar documents for approval and signature.

The Yuma County Commissioners are invited and often attend the same meetings, and in order to save county mileage expenses, the Commissioners may travel together to these meetings. Meetings to which the Commissioners are invited are not posted at the Commissioners’ bulletin board.

The following list are meetings where any combination of two Commissioners, or where all three Commissioners may be traveling together. You may check at the Commissioners’ office as to the specific date of the next meeting for any of the following:

Regular Monthly Meetings

Yuma County Landfill
Yuma County Fairboard
Northeast Colorado Health Department
Centennial Mental Health
Developmentally Disabled
E911 – Communications Board
W-Y 911 Authority Board
Northeastern Colorado Transportation Authority
Economic Development
Northeastern Colorado Association of Local Government
County Planning Commission

Meetings scheduled as needed:

Golden Plains Extension
Colorado Counties, Inc.
13th Judicial District Review Board
Regional Commissioner Meetings
Meetings between the City of Wray, the City of Yuma, the Town of Eckley, and the Yuma County Commissioners
County Technical Services, Inc. [Insurance meetings]
CCI Summer Conference
CCI Winter Conference

The above listing is not an all-inclusive list of the meetings attended by the Yuma County Commissioners. Because of their position, the Commissioners are invited to many meetings and functions in the community and throughout the region.

Minutes

Minutes are posted on the website only after being approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

The Health and Human Services Department Supervisor produces the minutes for the Board of Health and Human Services, which is the Yuma County Commissioners.

Many actions of the Board of County Commissioners are done through a resolution format. Resolutions are approved by board motion and noted in the minutes. Resolutions are enacted by the BOCC and are available for viewing at the Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Budget and Audit Information

Starting in September of each year, the Commissioners start the budget process for the following year. The Commissioners set and approve the budgets for all county departments and funds. Yuma County Commissioners must approve the budget in December with a certified copy of the adopted budget to the State Division of Local Governments by January 30th.

Following the close of each fiscal year, a contracted auditor, separate from Yuma County employment, is engaged by the Commissioners to audit the financial statements of the County and to certify to the material accuracy of the prior years’ expenditures. The auditor reviews, among other things, expenditures, financial practices and policies, and financial records and recommends updates to financial statements as well as County practices to confirm appropriate financial recordkeeping. The resulting report detailing actual expenditures and financial standing of the County as of the end of the prior fiscal year is published to the Division of Local Governments.

Budgets

Audits

Permits

The Board of County Commissioners approve permits for the following:

Underground and Utility Permit

Issued for crossing county roads with lines, i.e. electric, telephone, and water. Processed by the Road and Bridge Department

Yuma County Transport Permit

Issued for transporting over width or over length loads on county roads. Processed by the Road and Bridge Department.

Yuma County Permit Ordinance 1982-1

Issued prior to drilling gas wells. Processed by the Administration Department. View the ordinance.

Land Use Permits

Issued according to the Yuma County Land Use Code. Processed by the Land Use Administrator through the Administration Department.

Appointed Boards

Approximately 50 board appointments are made by the Yuma County Commissioners. As the board appointments expire the positions will be listed in the papers and on this web site. Individuals may request to serve on the open board positions by contacting the Administration office according to the open board notice.

The Yuma County Commissioners appoint one or more board members to:

  • Yuma County Planning Commission
  • Fair Board
  • Eckley Cemetery District Board
  • Kirk Cemetery District Board
  • East Yuma County Cemetery District Board
  • West Yuma County Cemetery District Board
  • Weed and Pest Control District Board
  • Yuma County Economic Development Board
  • W-Y Authority Board
  • W-Y Combined Communications Board
  • Northeast Colorado Bookmobile
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • RETAC
  • Child Protection Team
  • Adult Protection Team

Additional Information

Fees for Documents

Documents within the Administrative Office are considered public record. Copies of documents can be requested by contacting the administrative office. Copies of documents with the Clerk’s recording information are $.25 per page. If the item needs to be certified an additional charge of $1.00 will be added.

New Addresses

Contact the Land Use Administrator (970-332-0930) for new addresses.