Two new commissioner sworn into the job

Weld Commissioners Saine, Buck begin terms

Belen Ward
bward@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/11/21

Commissioners Lori Saine and Perry Buck are officially on board as Weld County Commissioners on January 5. Saine and Buck are beginning their first terms. Commissioner Mike Freeman was sworn in on …

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Two new commissioner sworn into the job

Weld Commissioners Saine, Buck begin terms

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Commissioners Lori Saine and Perry Buck are officially on board as Weld County Commissioners on January 5.

Saine and Buck are beginning their first terms. Commissioner Mike Freeman was sworn in on his third consecutive term.

The board elected Steve Moreno as the 2021 Chairman and Scott James as Chairman Pro-Tem. Moreno will govern the Board of Commissioners meetings and Chairman Pro-Tem James will oversee the meetings in the absence of Moreno.

According to the Weld County Home Rule Charter, the Board County Commissioner is required to elect a chairperson of the board and a chairperson pro-tem at the beginning of the year annual meetings. The departments of finance, purchasing, and personnel are regulated by the Chairman of the Board, according to the charter.

Also for each major department, the board selected commissioners to act as department coordinators for 2021.

Commissioner Steve Moreno: Departments of Finance Administration, Purchasing and Human Resources with Commissioner Scott James as the assistant coordinator.

Commissioner Scott James: Departments of Health, Information Technology, and Public Safety Communications with Commissioner Mike Freeman as the assistant coordinator.

Commissioner Mike Freeman: Department of Public Works with Commissioner Steve Moreno as the assistant coordinator.

Commissioner Lori Saine: Department of Planning Services with Commissioner Perry Buck as the assistant coordinator.

Commissioner Perry Buck: Department of Human Services with Commissioner Lori Saine as the assistant coordinator.

Selections to advisory boards were also filled:

Commissioner Steve Moreno: Weld County Bright Futures Board; Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority; and Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board.

Commissioner Scott James: 911 Emergency Telephone Service Authority Board; Weld County Bright Futures Board; North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization; Criminal Justice Advisory Committee; and Pre-Trial Services Advisory Board.

Commissioner Mike Freeman: CJAC Criminal Justice Advisory Committee as an alternate member; Federal Mineral Lease Act Board; Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority; and Regional Communications Advisory Board.

Commissioner Lori Saine: E-470 Public Highway Authority; Extension Advisory Council; and Island Grove Park Advisory Board.

Commissioner Perry Buck: Human Services Advisory Commission; Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board; North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization as alternate member; and Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board.

To learn more about the Weld County Commissioners, visit https://www.weldgov.com/government/elected_officials/board_of_county_commissioners.

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