Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the administrative and policy-making body for San Juan County. The Commissioners are elected by voters to represent three districts. The Board approves the budget, hires staff, oversees land-use planning and development; and administers county services.
Voters elect the Clerk and Recorder, Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Coroner and District Attorney, although the Board sets the budget for these offices each year.
1557 Greene St
PO Box 466
Silverton CO 81433
As we are a very small County, our Commissioners do not hold regular office hours or have physical offices. Messages through the above contact avenues will reach the Commissioners as soon as possible.
District 1 - Peter McKay was elected to the Board in 2000, winning re-elections in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
District 2 - Scott Fetchenhier, elected in 2012, has previously served on the Silverton District #1 School Board.
District 3 - Ernest Kuhlman is the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. He has put in over 30 years of public service accross numerous elected postions including Mayor of the Town of Silverton.