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LRW Dinner Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 06:15pm - 08:30pm


Weld County Commissioner

Barbara Kirkmeyer

"Oil and Gas...What's Next..."


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Weld County Commissioner - 19 years

Ex Director CO Department of Local Affairs - Cabinet member appointed by the Governor.

Owner- Operator -Audra Rose Floral and Gift Shop - 15 years Fort Collins, Colorado

Co-Owner Dairy Farm Operation – 15 years   Weld County, Colorado

Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Colorado - Boulder, 1980 (Go Buffs!)

State of Colorado Teaching Certificate, 1980


               2019 Recognized by Fort Collins Chamber for efforts funding North I-25 construction

2015 “40 Top Women in Energy”- Denver Business Journal

2006 Recognized by Legislature for coordinating State response to Hurricane Katrina

2004 “Presidents Award” Colorado Emergency Manager’s Association

2000 CCI – “Distinguished Commissioner of the Year”

1997 Governor Romer’s Smart Growth Award - Individual

1997 CCI – “Commissioner of the Year”

1997 Governor Romer’s Smart Growth Award for the Weld County Intergovernmental Agreement

1995 Governor Romer’s Smart Growth Award for the Weld County Comprehensive Plan

1993 CCI – “Freshman Commissioner of the Year”

Kirkmeyer’s top priorities as a county commissioner include leading the opposition to SB 181; providing a stable environment for responsible energy development; ensuring the county is debt free; fighting for common sense government; protecting private property rights and agriculture; finding viable transportation solutions; advancing economic and job growth opportunities; and defending our 2nd amendment rights.

Barbara Kirkmeyer is a 4th generation Coloradoan who has lived in southern Weld County for over 35 years. Prior to serving as a county commissioner, she co-owned and operated a dairy farm, was a small business owner for 15 years, and served in Governor Owens’ cabinet as the acting executive director of the Department of Local Affairs. Kirkmeyer graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in physical education. Both her daughters graduated from Weld County schools and live with their families in southern Weld County. When not involved in county-related business, Kirkmeyer enjoys volunteering and spending time with her family including her six grandsons.




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