County Commissioners

Montrose County is governed by a three-member Board Of County Commissioners (BOCC) as mandated by the State Constitution. The commissioners are elected at large, though they represent the district of the county in which they reside, for four-year staggered terms.


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Keith Caddy Roger Rash  Sue Hansen
District 1
District 3
District 2


The BOCC provides leadership and vision in guiding Montrose County government. It is the policy-making body of County government, and as such it is charged with overseeing the organization and budgets of a wide variety of County programs to benefit citizens.

In addition to its broad fiscal responsibilities, the BOCC:

  • Makes appointments to various community boards and commissions
  • Acts as the Board of Equalization, Board of Social Services, Liquor License Authority, and Board of Health
  • Approves intergovernmental agreements, resolutions, ordinances, voting precinct boundaries, and voting places
  • Sees that the laws regarding County government are followed
  • Appoints the County Attorney, who serves as legal counsel and advisor to the County
  • Appoints the County Manager, who assists the BOCC in carrying out its duties

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Meetings of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) are held in Montrose, Maher, Nucla and Olathe. Montrose Board Meetings are scheduled at 9:30 am every first and third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise posted). The BOCC Meetings in Montrose take place in the Administration Board Room, 161 S Townsend Ave. 

Meetings in Maher are held at the Maher Onion Valley Club, Hwy 92, Maher, CO. The BOCC Meetings in Nucla take place at the Nucla Town Hall, 320 Main St, Nucla, CO. Olathe meetings are held at the Olathe Town Hall, 419 Horton Ave, Olathe, CO.

Public / Community

The public is encouraged to attend meetings and to ask any questions they may have and to offer input. The Public Comment Period is the first item on the agenda. Meeting agenda are available in advance on the County web site at

By resolution of the Board, the kiosk located at 320 S. 1st St (the "old courthouse") and the County Website are the official posting places for meeting notices and agendas.

Additional Information

For more information, please email Susan Byrne  or call (970) 249-7755.

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