All Dems Welcome to the Archuleta County Democratic Party Reorganization

Archuleta Dems will hold their biannual reorganization at 7 pm Monday, Feb. 13 via Zoom. All registered Democrats who live in Archuleta County are invited to attend, but only existing Central Committee members, including precinct organizers, may vote. Please register at and you will be sent a Zoom invitation.

All officer and chair positions are up for re-election. These include Chair, Chair Emeritus, First Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and additional Vice Chairs. All incumbents are running for re-election except for Secretary. We are actively seeking someone to fill the Secretary vacancy.

If you wish to run for any office, please contact Carl Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Feb. 3 so we can prepare ballots. Nominations can come from the floor during the meeting, but advance notice is appreciated.

Per Colorado Democratic Bylaws, the central committee is made up of:

  • All of the Precinct Organizers
  • County Party Officers and 
  • Other officials if they live in the county.

Colorado Democratic Party County Officer Job Descriptions

COUNTY CHAIR – The County Chair is officially responsible for (1) running caucuses and assemblies; (2) running re-organization elections; (3) recruiting and filling PCP (precinct leader) positions; (4) raising money to fund the county budget; (5) creating and overseeing the county budget; (6) signing any contracts; (7) planning county party dinners, fundraisers or candidate forums; (8) recruiting great candidates to run for every level of office, in conjunction with the state party and other community leaders; (9) Presiding over county central and executive committee meetings; (10) Training other officers in district; (11) follow state & county rules and state statutes. The Chair should additionally make sure the party is welcoming and inclusive and try any new ideas that can engage volunteers and voters to make the best impact possible.

COUNTY VICE CHAIR(S) – The Vice-Chair (1) does the work needed to support the Chair; (2) runs meetings when the Chair is unavailable, and (3) acts in the Chair’s absence. Vice-Chairs should additionally make sure the party is welcoming and inclusive and try any news ideas that can engage volunteers and voters to make the best impact possible. Many Vice-Chairs assist in outreach or can specialize in a given area (communications, digital, data, outreach).

COUNTY TREASURER – The Treasurer is the person who (1) is responsible for balancing the bank accounts; (2) timely files required campaign finance reports with TRACER; (3) helps create the county budget; and (4) assists in fundraising efforts. The County Party Treasurer is responsible for cooperating in the transition to subsequent County Party Treasurers by providing all financial records, bank account information, logins / passwords, and signing of any bank documents necessary to allow the new treasurer to resume the duties of the role without missing any deadlines or information.

COUNTY SECRETARY – The Secretary (1) takes the minutes and timely prepares them for approval; (2) serves as the records-custodian for the party (caucus results, re-org results, PCP tracking, data entry). The Secretary sometimes takes the role of preparing e-newsletters, Tracking data integrity of lists in VAN and sending meeting calls.

Note: ACDP has Vice Chairs to handle newsletters, VAN data and distributing meeting calls. The ACDP Secretary primarily acts as records custodian and recording secretary.

Why Participate in the Democratic Party?

Here is what will happen if Republicans take control: Loss of freedoms for Coloradans to live the life they choose, marry the person they love, and to make their own life and health care decisions. Colorado Republicans have a narrow version of religion and seek to legislatively impose their religious views on others. Republicans are no longer focused on the economy or helping regular people but instead have become obsessed with waging culture wars, abortion, Disney, banning books, threatening school board members and election officials and legally bullying trans-gender kids.

----- Carl Young, ACDP Chair (970) 444-2021



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