Each one of the 64 counties in Colorado will go through the process of Reorganization.
WHEN: Monday, February 13, 2023, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
WHERE: The Salida Scout Hut, 210 E Sackett Ave, Salida, CO
WHO: Any registered Democrat living in the county can run for any of our County Officers Positions.
HOW: The County Central Committee elects County Officers.
Interested in running?
Contact your county party if you are interested in becoming a county party leader. This is a great way to make an impact. Email email@example.com
There will be a virtual training on Saturday, January 28th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration links are below:
County Officer Job Descriptions
COUNTY CHAIR – The County Chair is officially responsible for (1) running caucuses and assemblies; (2) running re-organization elections; (3) recruiting and filling PCP (precinct leader) positions; (4) raising money to fund the county budget; (5) creating and overseeing the county budget; (6) signing any contracts; (7) planning county party dinners, fundraisers or candidate forums; (8) recruiting great candidates to run for every level of office, in conjunction with the state party and other community leaders; (9) Presiding over county central and executive committee meetings; (10) Training other officers in district; (11) follow state & county rules and state statutes. The Chair should additionally make sure the party is welcoming and inclusive and try any new ideas that can engage volunteers and voters to make the best impact possible.
COUNTY VICE CHAIR(S) – The Vice-Chair (1) does the work needed to support the Chair; (2) runs meetings when the Chair is unavailable, and (3) acts in the Chair’s absence. Vice-Chairs should additionally make sure the party is welcoming and inclusive and try any news ideas that can engage volunteers and voters to make the best impact possible. Many Vice-Chairs assist in outreach or can specialize in a given area (communications, digital, data, outreach).
COUNTY TREASURER – The Treasurer is the person who (1) is responsible for balancing the bank accounts; (2) timely files required campaign finance reports with TRACER; (3) helps create the county budget; and (4) assists in fundraising efforts.
The County Party Treasurer is responsible for cooperating in the transition to subsequent County Party Treasurers by providing all financial records, bank account information, logins / passwords, and signing of any bank documents necessary to allow the new treasurer to resume the duties of the role without missing any deadlines or information.
COUNTY SECRETARY – The Secretary (1) takes the minutes and timely prepares them for approval; (2) serves as the records-custodian for the party (caucus results, re-org results, PCP tracking, data entry). The Secretary sometimes takes the role of preparing e-newsletters, Tracking data integrity of lists in VAN and Sending meeting calls.
Every county is different and each county leadership team should work together to maximize everyone’s strengths and compensate for any weaknesses. There are minimum requirements that must be done under state law and rules but have fun, create, experiment, include, engage & win! All party officers must remain neutral in Democratic primaries.