Contact Information

544 Rood Avenue
Old Courthouse
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Department 5010
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001

(970) 244-1800

Boards and Commissions

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To act in an advisory capacity to the Mesa County Board of Commissioners on matters of animal control and welfare.

County Contact person:  Doug Frye, Animal Services, 242-4646.

This board was created pursuant to statute and the Mesa County Land Development Code. The Board of Adjustment is responsible for hearing appeals of administrative decisions and reviewing zoning variances. For more information on this board, visit: the Board of Adjustment section of the Planning Website.  Meetings of this board occur when necessary. The panel is comprised of five members and two alternates. Terms are for three years.

County Contact Person: Linda Dannenberger, Planning, 244-1771.

The Mesa County Board of Health functions under the guidance of the Carver Policy Governance Model. Information about this model can be found at the following web site for Policy Governance .

The Mesa County Board of Health is charged with setting public health policies, and then working with the Mesa County Public Health Director and advising the Board of County Commissioners to ensure that appropriate and necessary efforts are in place so that public health policies are being addressed. The Mesa County Health Department administers programs and services that protect the health of Mesa County residents.

The Board of Health meets at the Mesa County Health Department at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, with additional meetings as needed. The Board of Health is comprised of five members. Terms are for five years.

County Contact Person: Jeff Kuhr, Director, Mesa County Health Department, 248-6974.

May make special exceptions to the terms of the building code; formulate suggested amendments to the building code for consideration by the County Commissioners. Contact the Mesa County Building Department, 244-1631.

The Citizen Review Panel was created by Resolution MCM 98-209 and pursuant to 19-3-211(1)(b), C.R.S., 1997.

The function of this five-member panel is to assist the Board of Mesa County Commissioners by providing a conflict resolution process for grievances concerning the conduct of the County Department of Human Services personnel. Demonstrable personal or professional knowledge and experience with children required.
Terms are for two years.

Contact the Mesa County Administration Department at, 244-1885, or email mcadmin@mesacounty.us

To acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property for cemetery purposes.

County Contact person, Rene Romero, Administration, at 244-1860.

Established pursuant to C.R.S. 23-34-104, to assist local extension personnel in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and performance.

The Committee is made up of 18 members. Mesa County, Delta County, and Montrose County each appoint 5 members; Ouray County appoints 3. Terms are for three years.

Contact Contact Person:  Doug Dean, Tri River Area Extension, 244-1834.

To establish priorities, standards, long-range plans, and financial support for correctional services.

Contact Criminal Justice Services Director at 244-3346.


The primary purpose of the Committee is to advise the Mesa County Board of County Commissioners concerning the administration of the Community Services Block Grant Program. Contact: Mesa County Administration, 244-1860.

To acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property for cemetery purposes.

Contact person:  Rene Romero, Administration, 244-1860.

This council is charged with advising the Board of Commissioners on matters related to Emergency Medical Services. The council's goal is to continually improve emergency medical services across Mesa County. The council is composed of eleven members, with representatives from various specialties. For more information about this council, visit the Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Website

Meetings of this council occur on the third Monday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. Terms are for three years.

County contact: Christopher Rowland, Emergency Management Coordinator, 255-5078, or email christopher.rowland@mesacounty.us or Mesa County Administration, 244-1860,  email mcadmin@mesacounty.us.

To hear and decide appeals and requests for variances and appeals to decisions by the floodplain administrator regarding interpretation of floodplain boundaries, issuance or non- issuance of a floodplain development permit.

County Contact person:  Carrie Gudorf, Public Works, 244-1811.


The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority Board is charged with setting policy and overseeing the operations of the Grand Junction Regional Airport; ensuring compliance with its bylaws, the State of Colorado Public Airport Authority Law, and with FAA regulations.  The Airport Authority Board meets at the Grand Junction Regional Airport at 5:15 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, with additional committee meetings as needed.  The Airport website contains information about the board at http://gjairport.com

The board is composed of seven members, of which Mesa County appoints three.  Terms are for four years.

Contact Administration, 244-1885, mcadmin@mesacounty.us 

To implement and administer the policies & procedures contained within the investment policy statement; to ensure the safety of all County funds, investments, and to minimize the potential for capital losses; to ensure that adequate funds are available at all times to promptly pay all the County’s financial obligations. Contact the Mesa County Treasurer at 244-1824.

To acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property for cemetery purposes.

Contact person:  Rene Romero, Administration at 244-1860.

To assist the County Commissioners in managing, controlling, and supervising the business and affairs of the district. Contact the Mesa County Administration Department at 244-1885 or email mcadmin@mesacounty.us.


Plans, manages, and conducts various programs to produce the Mesa County Fair during the third week of July.

County Contact Person: Donna Redd, Fairgrounds Manager, 256-1532.


The seven-member Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees governs the Mesa County Public Library District. The Board of Trustees adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws and policies; conducts long-range planning; and hires and evaluates the library Director. Trustees are unpaid volunteers and terms are for five years.

The Board meets once a month (with the exception of November), usually on the last Thursday. For more information on this board, visit: http://mesacountylibraries.org/about-us/board/

County Contact Person: Rene Romero, Administration, (970)244-1860.


To develop a recommended management plan for designated noxious weeds and to declare noxious weeds and any state designated noxious weeds to be subject to management.

Members shall be of the unincorporated portion of the county, with a majority of the members landowners of over 40 acres. Five members, two alternates.

County Contact Person: Teresa Nees, (970)255-7121.

The Mesa County Planning Commission adopts the Master Plan for future Development of unincorporated Mesa County, reviews general land use matters and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners based upon the Mesa County Land Development Code and Master Plan. Knowledge of zoning and general land use matters is recommended.

For more information on this commission, visit the Planning Commission website.

The commission is comprised of seven members and three alternates. Terms are for three years.

Contact: Mesa County Planning Department (970) 244-1771

 

The Riverfront Commission is charged with planning, advocating and implementing the many parts of a program to redevelop and reclaim the riverfront within the City and County. The members may be required to meet informally for approximately 5 to 10 hours each week in study sessions. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room in the old courthouse at 544 Rood, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

The eleven member board serves three year terms that expire in July and are appointed jointly by the Grand Junction City Council, Mesa County Commissioners, Fruita City Council and Palisade Town Council.

You may apply to serve on this board by submitting a letter of interest accompanied by an application and brief resume addressed to the Grand Junction City Council, c/o the City Clerk, 250 N. 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

You may visit the City of Grand Junction Volunteer Boards and Commissions for more information.

County Contact: Administration, 244-1860

To make recommendations to protect the district from being invaded by noxious weeds, insect pests, or plant diseases injurious to agricultural crops, trees, fruits, or pasture.

County Contact person:  Teresa Nees, 255-7121.