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County Committees

All Garfield County citizen committee members are appointed by county commissioners

Phil Vaughan, Cheryl Chandler, Shirley Brewer, Bob Fullerton, Jock Jacober, Steve Reynolds, Sean Martin. Associate members: Terry Ostrom, Shannon Kyle

Looks at land use applications for things such as subdivisions, rezonings and county comprehensive plan amendments.

Generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Members serve three-year terms.

Board of Adjustments

Thomas Barnabic, Leo Jammaron, Brad Jordan, Steve Boat, Tom Morton, Jock Jacober

Considers zoning variances for things such as setbacks and maximum lot coverage.

Normally meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Members serve three-year terms.

Jan Kaufman, Terry Wilson, Lou Vallario, Rick Hilleary, Bob Ketchum, Doug Britten, Shawnee Barnes, Marian Clayton, John Martin, Lynn Renick, Lisa Nieslanik, Deborah Burkholder, Steve Reynolds, Ken Jaynes, Dale Hancock, Bobby Johnson.

Guides how community corrections programs operate, screens those seeking placement in community corrections.

Screening committee meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Full board meets the second Thursday of each month at noon. Members serve no specific term lengths.

Council on Aging

Mary Elder, Dick and Helen Smith, Alice Jones, Irene Wilson, Mary Jane Hangs, Hilda Sykes, Joann Duffy, Sunny Dunn-Linn. Also includes agency representatives and others.

Advisory board for administration of federal and other senior citizen funding. Oversees budgets. Meets monthly. Some members also attend other meetings. Members serve no specific term lengths.

Mary Jane Hangs, Jack Palomino, Shelly Bunton, Gavin Brooke, Joan Baldwin.

Oversees Section 8 federal housing funds, county housing authority’s budget. Works to administer housing programs and find attainable housing in the county, in cooperation with other groups.

Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Members serve five-year terms.

Jim Sheets, Lee Roy Chelewski, Mindy Castle, Sandy Vallario, Jackie Murr, Jacque Burris, Pam Szedelyi

Responsible for organizing and running the Garfield County Fair. Meet second Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. Each member also sits on a committee that meets once a month. Members serve one-year terms.

Citizen representatives include Garland Anderson, Kathryn Bedell, Oryln Bell, Scott Brynildson, Mike Mosby, Joan Savage, Michael Gross, Noel Richardson, Greg Forbes. Also includes representatives from the energy industry, municipalities, school districts and other entities.

Generally meets the first Thursday of each month from 6-8:30 p.m. Brings together entities involved in and impacted by oil and gas development to discuss mutual issues and work on education. Citizen membership is reviewed annually by county commissioners.

Citizen representatives are Jane McCollor and Tish Filiss. Consists primarily of agency representatives. Works on behalf of human service needs in Garfield County and makes recommendations on distribution of county human service funds. Representatives serve no specific terms. Commission meets monthly and members also may serve on subcommittees.

Some other county committees: Investment Advisory Board meets as needed to discuss county investments. Juvenile Community Review Board meets once or twice a year to screen and refer juveniles to various programs. Citizens Review Panel meets about every five years, providing oversight of case handling by human services personnel. Weed Board meets sporadically to advise regarding weeds to include on noxious weed list and properties that need weed management. Emergency Medical Trauma Advisory Council consists of agency representatives and works to pursue grants and stay current on prehospital care and medical protocols.

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