Roger A. Partridge is the 2017 Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. He was elected Douglas County Commissioner, District II, in November 2012 and began serving his first term in January 2013. He was re-elected in November 2016 for an additional four years.
Partridge’s top priorities as County Commissioner include finding solutions for traffic and transportation challenges in many areas of the County; working toward a viable and renewable water supply; seeking added support for the advancement of economic and job growth opportunities; and protecting the balance and quality of life in Douglas County.
In addition to his fundamental responsibilities as a County Commissioner, Mr. Partridge also serves as a representative of Douglas County, by way of Board appointment, to the following area organizations: Board Chair of the I-25 Gap Coalition; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; C-470 Corridor Coalition, where he serves as Vice Chair; Denver Regional Council of Governments, where he serves on the Budget and Finance Committee; Denver South Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors; and the Denver South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority; E-470 Public Highway Authority; Northwest Douglas County Oil & Gas Economic Impact Committee; and the Southern Shooting Partnership; and a member of the Colorado Extension Advisory Board for Colorado State University
Additionally, Commissioner Partridge shares in the Board’s responsibility for the County’s seat on the Douglas County Fair Board, the Partnership of Douglas County Governments, Denver South Economic Development Partnership, and the Metro Area County Commissioners.
Partridge also serves on the following statewide and national organizations: the Colorado Clean Water Coalition (Vice Chair); the Colorado Counties, Inc. Agriculture, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Committee, Land Use and Natural Resources Steering Committee (Vice Chair), Public Lands Steering Committee, and Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committee; Vice Chair of the HB1328 Broadband Deployment Board; and the National Association of Counties Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee. Additionally, he serves as Vice President of the CCI Front Range District and was appointed by the Colorado Counties Inc. Board of Directors to serves as the statewide county representative on the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, which is under the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.
Prior to being elected as County Commissioner, Partridge served as a Douglas County Planning Commissioner and also spent three years as the Beef Superintendent for the Douglas County 4-H Program. A strong advocate of the County’s agricultural heritage, he is also a co-founder of the Douglas County Beef Educational Grant Program.
Partridge was raised in a small town in Indiana and holds Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Safety Education from Purdue University and double Masters Degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy from West Virginia University and Arcadia University, respectively.
Prior to settling in Colorado, he worked as an Athletic Trainer for the New York Jets and at three universities. He started his physical therapy practice in Castle Rock in 1987, while living in Littleton, Colorado, and moved to Douglas County in 1994 to be closer to his practice. Once elected as County Commissioner, he gave up his physical therapy practice to focus on his job serving the citizens and taxpayers of Douglas County.
Roger and his wife, Nadine, like to relax by spending time at their ranch in Sedalia, working with their horses and cattle, while enjoying the beauty of Colorado. He has two sons who both graduated from Douglas County schools and now has two grandchildren.