C.R.S. Section 35-70-107
Board of supervisors

  • election
  • term

(1)(a)(I) The governing body of the district shall consist of a board of supervisors, referred to in this article as “supervisors”, who shall be elected by the qualified electors of the district at an election conducted as provided in section 35-70-105. Each board shall consist of not less than five and not more than eleven supervisors, which number shall be specified in the bylaws of the district.


At least sixty-six percent of the supervisors of each district shall be agricultural producers who are landowners in the district; except that, if the district cannot find the requisite percentage of agricultural producers, the district may petition the state board for an exemption from the percentage requirement.


Each supervisor shall serve for a term of four years; except that each district’s board shall provide for the staggering of supervisorial terms so that the terms of no more than a simple majority of supervisors expire at any one time. Supervisors serving on July 1, 1995, shall continue to serve the terms for which they were elected or appointed.


Subject to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subsection (1), no one shall be eligible to become a candidate for election as a member of the board of supervisors of any such district unless such person is a landowner in and a qualified elector of the district, including a renter or manager of the landowner’s land pursuant to section 35-70-104 (4), or the duly authorized representative of a corporation owning lands within the district.


The business of the district shall be transacted by the supervisors as provided in this article and in the district’s bylaws. All special and regular meetings of the board of supervisors shall be held at locations which are within the boundaries of the district or which are within the boundaries of any county in which the district is located, in whole or in part, or in any county so long as the meeting location does not exceed twenty miles from the district boundaries. The provisions of this subsection (2) governing the location of meetings may be waived only if the following criteria are met:


The proposed change of location of a meeting of the board appears on the agenda of a regular or special meeting of the board; and


A resolution is adopted by the board stating the reason for which a meeting of the board is to be held in a location other than under the provisions of this subsection (2) and further stating the date, time, and place of such meeting.


Members of the board of supervisors shall be entitled to travel and other expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties, such reimbursement to be payable only from the income of the district. No supervisor shall be personally liable for the consequences of his official acts; nor shall he receive, by virtue of his office, any benefits from the conduct of the affairs of the district other than the benefits any landowner may be entitled to receive from the operation of the district.


If a vacancy occurs on the board of supervisors, the remaining supervisors shall appoint a successor for the remainder of the term of the seat vacated. In the event any supervisor ceases to be a qualified voter of and landowner in the district or the corporation which he represents ceases to be an owner of lands within the district, the supervisors shall thereupon declare a vacancy and proceed to appoint a successor.

Source: Section 35-70-107 — Board of supervisors - election - term, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 35-70-107’s source at colorado​.gov