GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Today, during the new Board of Mesa County Commissioners’ first public hearing, the Board unanimously voted Commissioner Janet Rowland as the 2021 Chair of the Board. Rowland succeeds Commissioner Scott McInnis, who served as Chairman in 2020.
“I am excited and ready to take the lead in 2021,” said Janet Rowland, Chair of the Board of Mesa County Commissioners. “My experience has given me a heart for protecting children and families, an understanding of the challenges families face, and the importance of protecting our quality of life here in Mesa County.”
Typically the chairmanship rotates among the members at the beginning of the year. The Chair of the Board presides at all meetings and signs all county orders. By law, this official has the right and the duty to vote on all questions before the Board unless excused by a standing rule of the Board or other Board members’ consent.
Chairman Rowland has many years of local government experience, has a strong understanding of the issues that are critical to our community, and has insight into how state agencies can work more cooperatively with local government.