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Commissioner Appointments as provided by State Statute or Board Policy

Updated June 29, 2021

Board of Douglas County Commissioners 2021

Douglas County Board of Commissioner Chair and Vice-Chair Positions
Effective July 1, 2021, the Commissioners will rotate the Chair position on a monthly basis beginning with Commissioner Abe Laydon, and then followed by Commissioner Lora Thomas, and continuing in such two-person rotation through January 2023.  When necessary due to an absence of the Chair, the off-rotation Commissioner shall serve as Vice-Chair during such absence.  The Vice-Chair shall have the authority and duties provided in the Chairman-temporary chairman per Section 30-10-307, C.R.S.

Each January the Board of County Commissioners meets to make certain appointments as provided by State Statute or Board Policy.   The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners are appointed to the following for 2021:

18th Judicial District Attorney’s Seizure Board
Lora L. Thomas

Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, Executive Committee
Abe Laydon
John Sieber
James Huffman
Staff Representative: Maureen Waller

Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board
Abe Laydon
Lauren Pulver, Alternate

Castle Rock Economic Development Council
George Teal
Lauren Pulver, Alternate

Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable
Abe Laydon
Alison Biggs
Dan Avery, Alternate
Mark Adams, Alternate

Chatfield Basin Watershed Authority
Lora L. Thomas, Vice Chair
Abe Laydon – Alternate

Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Control Authority
Abe Laydon
Jim Dederick, Alternate

Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials/Public Health Transformation Steering Committee
Abe Laydon

Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board
Lora L. Thomas

Community Services Block Grant Tripartite Board
Abe Laydon
Terence Quinn, Designee

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
George Teal – Board of Directors
Abe Laydon Alternate
Art Griffith and Lauren Pulver, Staff Representatives

Denver Regional Council of Government – Subregional Committee
Abe Laydon, George Teal, and Lora L. Thomas, Members

Denver South Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors
Abe Laydon
Lora L. Thomas, Alternate

Denver South Economic Development Partnership
Abe Laydon, Member
George Teal, Member
Lora L. Thomas, Member

Denver South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority
Abe Laydon
Lora L. Thomas, Alternate

Developmental Pathways Board of Directors
Abe Laydon

Douglas County Community Foundation
Abe Laydon

Douglas County Emergency Telephone (9-1-1) Authority
Lora L. Thomas

Douglas County Housing Partnership
George Teal
Jarrod D. Lassen

Douglas County Mental Health Initiative
Lora L. Thomas

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forfeiture Board
Lora L. Thomas

Douglas County Youth Initiative Advisory Committee
Abe Laydon
Barbara Drake, Alternate

E-470 Public Highway Authority

George Teal
Lora L. Thomas, Alternate

Highline Canal Conservancy
Lora L. Thomas

Metro Area County Commissioners
Abe Laydon
George Teal
Lora L. Thomas

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Abe Laydon
Lauren Pulver, County Representative

Mile High Flood District
Lora L. Thomas
Abe Laydon, Alternate

National Association of Counties (NaCO/NACoRF)

Abe Laydon -Transportation Policy Steering Committee

Lora L. Thomas – Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee

Other Douglas County Representatives to NACO are:
Dan Makelky – Human Services and Education Steering Committee

Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation
Lora L. Thomas
Lauren Pulver, Alternate

Partnership of Douglas County Governments
Abe Laydon
George Teal
Lora L. Thomas

Southern Shooting Partnership
George Teal

State Emergency Medical & Trauma Services Advisory Committee
Lora L. Thomas
–  EMTS Injury and Prevention Subcommittee – Lora L Thomas

Unified Metropolitan Forensic Crime Lab
Lora L. Thomas

Colorado Counties Inc. 
Secretary, Board of Directors – Lora L. Thomas
Public Safety Communications Committee – Lora. L. Thomas
Works Allocation Committee – Lora. L. Thoams

Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) Steering Committees

  • Agriculture, Wildlife and Rural Affairs – George Teal
  • General Government – Lora L. Thomas
  • Health & Human Services  – Abe Laydon
  • Justice and Public Safety – Lora L. Thomas
  • Land Use & Natural Resources – Abe Laydon
  • Public Lands – George Teal
  • Taxation and Finance –  George Teal
  • Tourism and Economic Development –  Lora L. Thomas
  • Transportation & Telecommunications – Abe Laydon

If you have questions about a particular board, committee or commission, please contact the staff person listed or you may also call the Commissioners’ Office at 303.660.7401.