Roger A. Partridge currently serves as the 2019 Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Mr. Partridge 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: Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board of Directors; as well as the DRCOG Budget and Finance Committee and Sub-regional Committee; Denver South Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors; Secretary, E-470 Public Highway Authority; the Denver South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority; 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 presence on the Partnership of Douglas County Governments; Denver South Economic Development Partnership; and the Metro Area County Commissioners.
Partridge serves on the following statewide and national organizations: Chair, the Colorado Clean Water Coalition, and as a member of the National Association of Counties Public Lands Steering Committee.
He also sits on the Board of Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) and serves on the following Steering Committees: Public Lands; Agriculture, Wildlife and Rural Affairs; and Transportation & Telecommunications. He was also appointed by the CCI 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.
Prior to being elected as County Commissioner, Partridge served as a Douglas County Planning Commissioner and 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 a Bachelors Degree in Health and Safety Education from Purdue University and double Master’s 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.