Roger A. Partridge is the 2016 Vice 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.
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’s top priorities as County Commissioner include working toward a viable and renewable water supply; finding solutions for traffic and transportation challenges in many areas of the County; 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 appointment to the following area organizations: C-470 Corridor Coalition, where he serves as Vice Chair as well as on the Coalition’s Executive Procurement Oversight Committee; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Chatfield Basin Watershed Authority; Denver Regional Council of Governments, where he serves on the Metro Visions Issues Committee; Denver South Economic Development Partnership; Douglas County Fair Association; E-470 Public Highway Authority; Metro Area County Commissioners; Northwest Douglas County Oil & Gas Economic Impact Committee; Partnership of Douglas County Governments; Rural Water Authority of Douglas County; and on the South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority.
Partridge also serves on the following statewide and national organizations: the Colorado Clean Water Coalition, where he serves as Vice Chair; the Colorado Counties, Inc. Agriculture, Wildlife and Rural Affairs Committee, Land Use and Natural Resources Steering Committee (Vice Chair 2016), Public Lands Steering Committee, and Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committee; the HB1328 Broadband Deployment Board; and the National Association of Counties Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee. Additionally, he was recently appointed by the Colorado Counties Inc. Board of Directors to serve as the statewide county representative on the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, which is under the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.
Partridge was raised in a small town in Indiana and holds an undergraduate 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.