Lobbying & La Plata County

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes that to fully represent La Plata County’s interests during state and national-level policy debates on issues that impact local government, there must be a level of participation in Denver and in Washington, D.C. The County does not retain a contract lobbyist. La Plata County and the La Plata County Commissioners belong to these recognized regional and state organizations that lobby on behalf of their membership:

  • La Plata County is a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo), the only national organization that represents county governments before the Administration and Congress.
  • La Plata County is a member of Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI),  a non-profit, membership association whose purpose is to offer assistance to county commissioners, mayors and council members and to encourage counties to work together on common issues.
  • La Plata County is a member of Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT)a group of counties and individual commissioners across Colorado working to provide a unified, nonpartisan and independent voice at the statehouse.

By state law, all those who lobby on behalf of La Plata County must file income and expenditures reports with the Secretary of State.