Board of County Commissioners

Division Functions

Commissioners are elected at large from one of three geographic districts for four-year staggered terms. As the governing body of the county, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) establishes the vision and sets the direction for county government to plan for the future challenges that face our community.

Archuleta County's three-member Board of County Commissioners has a responsibility to provide leadership to county operations through the adoption of the annual budget, which includes all departments, commissions, and other spending agencies funded by county appropriations, including law enforcement and human services.


Other powers, authorities, and responsibilities of the Board of County Commissioners include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Levy taxes, subject to state tax revenue limitations
  • Enter into contracts and receive grants and gifts
  • Approve intergovernmental agreements, resolutions, and ordinances
  • Accurate and timely reporting to state and federal agencies as required
  • Make appointments to various community boards and commissions
  • Care for county property, including the acquisition and disposal of county property
  • Act as the Board of Equalization
  • Liquor licensing
  • Road and bridge construction, maintenance, and repair
  • Adoption of subdivision regulations
  • Weed control

Commissioner Meetings

Work Sessions are held every Tuesday morning at 8:30am at the Administration Building at 398 Lewis Street. These sessions are when the Commissioners can come together and discuss any topic or for staff to inform them of any items that may be of interest and future consideration by the Board. No decisions are made at Work Sessions. All documents and items discussed are Work Product.

The Board also meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm at the same location. These Regular Board of County Commissioners meetings are when the Board will make concrete decisions on items brought before them. Residents may speak on any concern at the start of these meetings and have three minutes to do so. They must fill out a request from prior to the start of the meeting to be heard. 

Public Hearing/Meeting Rules

*Meetings are conducted in person at the Administration Building located at 398 Lewis Street. Whenever possible, meetings will be broadcast online via Zoom, which can be accessed from a computer or phone with internet access. The County does not and cannot guarantee internet service or online broadcasting. Remote attendance is at the risk of the attendee as public meetings will continue in person regardless of the County's broadcast capability. 

Please look for a Zoom link on the meeting agenda in order to access the meeting from a computer or telephone. 

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