Saguache County Commissioners

Tim Lovato, Lynne Thompson, and Tom McCracken 

The county is an administrative unit of the Colorado state government wherein the commissioners work with the various state agencies and the Governor's office. Since the state statutes define the scope and limit of county authority, the commissioners suggest, support, and oppose legislation depending on the needs and interests of Saguache County.

The commissioners are directly responsible for the following departments: Road & Bridge, Social Services, Public Health, Land Use, and General Administration. The Elected officials (Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, County Clerk and Coroner) are responsible for their departments, however, the commissioners have authority over their budgets.

The commissioners also have final authority on all land use and land planning concerns, utilizing the recommendations of the planning commission. They also appoint citizens to various boards, committees and councils to advise in the running of the county

The commissioners are available to work with Saguache County residents on decisions that affect their lifestyle, livelihood or finances. At other times of the year, especially during the annual budget preparation, the commissioners will schedule additional meetings to meet the needs of the business at hand. The commissioners are open to phone calls, visits and letters from concerned residents of Saguache County.

Contact the Saguache County Commissioners

Tim Lovato  


Phone: (719)-580-2563

Lynne Thompson (Chair)


Phone: (719)-221-1881

Tom McCracken 


Phone: (719)-221-1822



Saguache County Commissioners Cancel Land Use Items On The Work Session for Monday, September 19th, 2022

The Saguache County Commissioners have cancelled the Land Use portion of the Work Session that was going to be held on September 19th, 2022 for the Elaine T. Johnson and Steven M. McDowell Zoning Change Application and the discussion concerning Planning Commission meeting held on August 25, 2022.  Based on review of the zoning change application regarding the cell phone tower, community service building including commercial kitchen, offices, conference rooms and outdoor storage facilities, it has been determined the application must be resubmitted separating the proposed uses in that some of said uses require a conditional use process.

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Division of Water Resources Correspondence

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