|Commissioner Casey Tighe
Jefferson County, District 2
Thanks to all of you that supported my campaign last year. On Jan. 8, 2013, I was sworn in as a Jefferson County Commissioner, and I'm excited to be serving the people of Jefferson County!
Learn more about the work of the Board of Commissioners here.
I ran for Jeffco commissioner to assure efficient, accountable government that's responsive to citizen concerns. I have over twenty years of experience working from the inside out to make governmental entities more effective. As a longtime resident of Jefferson County, I am dedicated to preserving our great quality of life while building economic vitality.
Please feel free to contact me with your ideas and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-271-8525.
December 3, 2013 - The 2014 Budget
Last week the Board of Commissioners for Jefferson County approved the 2014 County Budget. The budget was approved by a 2 -1 vote with Commissioner Griffin joining me in approving the budget while Commissioner Rosier voted against approval.
There is a lot to highlight in the budget and I encourage everyone to review it on the County’s webpage at jeffco.us. Page one lists the vision, values and goals of the Board of County Commissioners. These values and goals include the desire to retain a qualified workforce, provide excellent customer service, support economic and job development, while ensuring safe communities. I believe this budget supports the citizens and employees as we strive to achieve these objectives.
Some highlights from the budget include:
There were also challenges in the budget:
The County continues to work with citizens and FEMA on responding to flood damage that occurred earlier this year. A big thanks goes out to CDOT on getting Highway 72 open. Although the highway is open, many people still have the challenge of getting access restored to their homes. As people rebuild their driveways, often over the creek bed, we need to be sure the work meets the appropriate design standards to protect the highway and the other homes in the canyon. Pat O’Connell from the County’s Planning and Zoning Office is working with residents of the canyon to provide clear direction on what is required as they rebuild. His number is 303-271-8707.
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving as I was able to spend time with family and friends. I have a great deal to for which to be thankful, and there is not enough space here to list everything. I do want to let each of you know that I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve as County Commissioner. Know that I take the responsibility very seriously, and I am doing my best to make good decisions. I also give thanks for the chance to work with the great employees of the County.
I hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. As always, you can reach me at email@example.com or 303-271-8525.
Jefferson County Commissioner, District 2