Roger Partridge is the 2014 Chair of the Board of the Douglas County Commissioners. He was elected Douglas County Commissioner in November 2012. 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, added support for and the advancement of economic and job growth opportunities, and protecting the balance and quality of life in Douglas County.
He is no stranger to public service, having previously served as a Douglas County Planning Commissioner and three years as Beef Superintendent for the Douglas County 4-H Program. Partridge credits both his Planning Commission experience and owning his own physical therapy clinic for 26 years prior to his election, in preparing him for the job of County Commissioner.
In addition to his responsibilities as a County Commissioner, Mr. Partridge will assume responsibilities as an appointee to the following organizations, as a representative of Douglas County: C-470 Corridor Coalition, serving as Vice Chair as well as on the Coalition’s Executive Procurement Oversight Committee; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Cherry Creek Basin Working Group; Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG); Douglas County Fair Association; E-470 Public Highway Authority; Rural Water Authority of Douglas County; South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority; Colorado Counties, Inc. Public Lands Steering Committee, Land Use and Natural Resources Steering Committee, Agriculture, Wildlife & Rural Affairs Steering Committee, Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committee; and the National Association of Counties Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee; Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forfeiture Board and 18th Judicial District Seizure Board. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Colorado Clean Water Coalition. Roger has also been appointed by the CCI Board of Directors to serve as the county representative on the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, which is under the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.
Partridge 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.
He was raised in a small town in Indiana. 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.
Roger and his wife, Nadine, like to relax by spending time at their ranch in Sedalia, working with their horses and cattle, and enjoying the beauty of Colorado. He has two sons who both graduated from Douglas County schools and now has two grandchildren.