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The City of Rocky Ford boards and commissions offer the public a chance to become involved in different aspects of the community. Rocky Ford City Council is supported by six boards and commissions, with many citizen volunteers advising City Council on various matters.


Arts Commission

The mission of the Rocky Ford Arts Commission is to promote the arts within the City of Rocky Ford and surrounding area as a means to improve the quality of life and economy of the community. Learn more about the Rocky Ford Arts Commission, its members and meetings.

Ends Dec. 31
Soraya Shiranlou  2023
Alisha Knapp 2023
Bob Nelson          Chair 2024
Mike Shima 2024
J.R. Thompson 2024
Bruce Carle 2023
Laura Thompson 2023
Peggy Meyer 2024
Duane Gurule      Council    

Arts Commission Meets: 2nd Monday of Month 5:30pm @ Grand Theater - 405 S Main St


Library Board of Trustees

The Rocky Ford Library Board of Trustees endorses expenditures, submits an annual budget and report to Rocky Ford City Council, presents the library program to the community, hires the director and delegates operation and management of the library to him/her. Learn more about the Rocky Ford Library Board, its members and meetings.

RFMC Ends June 30
Patti Young                   President 2024
Krystal Arellano 2024
Stacey Milenski 2025
Louise Garcia 2024
Sherry Cordova             Council
Leanna Chavez
Racquel Gonzales  

Library Board Meets: 2nd Tuesday of Month 5:30pm @ Rocky Ford Library - 400 S 10th St


Museum Board of Trustees

The Rocky Ford Museum Board of Trustees annually organizes itself and has supervision, care and custody of the Rocky Ford Historical Museum building and museum funds, employs a curator, and submits an annual budget and report to Rocky Ford City Council. Learn more about the Rocky Ford Museum Board, its members and meetings.

RFMC     ORD. 914 Ends Dec. 31
Rob Marshall           Curator
Donna Bush            President
Darla Marshall        Secretary/Treasurer
Ryan Gates
Scott Kerr               Council  

Museum Board Meets: 1st Thursday of Month 5:30pm @ Museum - 1005 Sycamore Ave


Planning Commission

The Rocky Ford Planning Commission meets as necessary in Council Chambers in the City Administration Building. Commission operates under state statutes covering planning commissions and zoning, and is in charge of planning (things like the master plan for the development of the City) and seeing that zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations as adopted by the City Council are followed. The Planning Commission also serves as the Board of Appeals for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings and its non-elected members serve as the Board of Adjustments. Learn more about the Rocky Ford Planning Commission, its members and meetings.

RFMC Ends Dec. 31
Liz Fairchild 2024
J.R. Thompson     Chairperson 2024
Susan Jung           Mayor  
Larry Herrera       Council  
1 Open Position  
Per rules & regulations adopted 05/28/13
5 members includes Mayor & 1 Councilmember
Rebecca Korinek, Planning Commission Clerk

Planning Commission Meets: 1st Monday on Month 6:00pm @ City Hall - 203 S Main St


Board of Adjustments

All Board of Adjustments members are non-elected Planning Commission members. Board meets as needed.

Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Committee is comprised of All Planning Commission Members. Committee meets as needed.


Swimming Pool Commission

The Rocky Ford Swimming Pool Commission was established to operate the Rocky Ford Swimming Pool in the most effective manner possible and to undertake needed improvement to the pool with fundraising, grants, and volunteer efforts. Learn more about the Rocky Ford Swimming Pool Commission, its members and meetings.

ORD. 872 Ends Dec. 31
Gary Reed 2025
Cindy Abert 2024
Susan Bumstead-Smith 2023
Deanna Bierbaum 2024
Kermit Snyder 2025
Casee Finnell 2023
J.R. Thompson
Duane Gurule         Council
Not less than 5, Not more than 11
2 Ex-officio members, At least 1 Council  

Swimming Pool Commission Meets: As Needed @ First Baptist Church - 966 Maple Ave


Tree Board

The Rocky Ford Tree Board investigates, evaluates, promotes and recommends projects with respect to the trees throughout the City of Rocky Ford. Learn more about the Rocky Ford Tree Board, its members and meetings.

TREE BOARD  5 Year Term
Ends June 30
Dianne Marshall
Stacey Milenski
Sherry Cordova
Dudley Fechner
Patrice McGowen
Peggy Sue Corbin-Romero
Nicholas Martinez          Council  

Tree Board Meets: 3rd Monday of Month 4:30pm @ City Hall - 203 S Main St


Otero County Landfill/Otero Partners Inc. (OCLI/OPI)

Marty Lee

Duane Gurule - Council Alternate

OCLI/OPI Meets: 3rd Monday of Month 8:30am @ Otero County Courthouse - 13 W 3rd Street, La Junta, CO


Pension Board

Rick Weiss
Susan Jung               Mayor
Scott Herman
Wade Kurtz
Daniel Santistevan
Nicole Roberts          Council


Country Club - Golf Board

Larry Herrera - Council


Chamber of Commerce Board

Nicole Roberts - Council