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 also a member of Colorado Counties, Inc., the state association representing Colorado counties at the state capitol.

La Plata County also belongs to Club 20,  an organization of counties, communities, tribes, businesses, individuals and associations in Western Colorado.

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