Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Adams County Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner Lynn Baca as board chair for 2022. Baca was elected to the board in 2020 and is serving her first term representing District 5.
“It is an honor to serve as the 2022 Board chair. We have a big year ahead of us, and I am up for the challenge,” said Baca. “This year brings many opportunities for Adams County. We have the veterans memorial opening, are forming a new public health agency, and will host the National Association of Counties annual conference in July, to name a few. In addition, we are continuing to navigate the pandemic and focusing on recovery efforts in our community.”
Baca is a second-generation Adams County resident who grew up in Brighton. She is the first Latina Asian Pacific Islander to be elected to the Board of County Commissioners. Her grandfather was a farmer in unincorporated Adams County, which influenced her to advocate for farmland preservation, open space, and outdoor recreation.
Prior to becoming an Adams County Commissioner, Baca served two terms on the Brighton City Council. She currently serves on the following boards/committees: Mile High Flood Control District, Boundary Control Commission, Adams County Water Quality Association, North Area Transportation Alliance, Airport Coordinating Committee, Regional Economic Advancement Partnership, Brighton School District 27J Capital Fees Foundation, Rocky Mountain Partnership/Policy and Legislative Advisory Network, Highway 7 Coalition, Aerotropolis Regional Transit Authority, Asian/American Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Counties, Inc., County & Commissioners Acting Together, Child Welfare Allocation Committee, Metro Area County Commissioners, and National Association of Counties.
Baca inherits the board chair role from Commissioner Eva Henry. Henry, representing District 1, was chosen unanimously as the board’s vice-chair for 2022. To contact or schedule a meeting with any of the county commissioners, please call 720.523.6997 or email Matt Gorenc.