“We need Weld County commissioners who represent our interests above their own, and who govern with accountability and transparency.
Commissioner Kirkmeyer has not done that.”
Weld County Commissioner Barb Kirkmeyer was first elected in 1993 and served until 2001. She then ran and was elected again in 2008 and is currently still in office.
During these 20 years in county government, Kirkmeyer has proven herself to be more interested in special interests, secrecy, and benefiting her own bottom line than working for those who elected her – the citizens of Weld County.
It's time for her to go. Read on to learn why...
• Kirkmeyer demanded the county hold a training session at a swanky mountain resort in Breckenridge costing taxpayers more than $45,000 when they could have held the session at county offices for one-third the cost.
• Kirkmeyer devised a scheme to get corporations to pay for the trip using United Way to conceal the donations. These same corporations had business before the county.
• Kirkmeyer kept citizens from public meetings with corporations doing business with the county that potentially resulted in financial gain for one of the commissioners.
• Kirkmeyer has charged county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses to drive to and from her home to work. Weld County employees are prohibited from doing this.
• Kirkmeyer voted against Greeley, Johnstown and Windsor’s growth plans and approved two asphalt plants within 700 feet of homes.
• Kirkmeyer racked up thousands of dollars in expenses paid for by taxpayers to go to conference junkets including one to a 5-star resort.
• Kirkmeyer sold personal real estate for more than 500 percent of its assessed value to a company with ongoing business before the county and failed to
• Kirkmeyer tried to keep private property owners from allowing firearms on their private property in violation of the 2nd amendment, and lied about her attempt to do so.
• Kirkmeyer repeatedly leveraged her office for her own private gain by soliciting contributions and grants for municipalities and nonprofits, then taking a portion of those funds for her own private use.
• Kirkmeyer engages in belittling behavior and retribution against Weld County residents and other elected officials. She fought to withhold funding critical for departments, sought to overturn bids that were rightfully awarded, and caused county employees to suffer job demotions or job losses.
• Kirkmeyer has failed to move forward on projects critical for the health and safety of citizens of Weld County, resulting in the Highway 85 road improvements taking more than nine years to date. The delay has contributed to the death of two teenagers in less than a year.
Kirkmeyer has 10 days from the date of filing to resign or the clerk will certify petitions to collect the signatures needed to place a recall question on the November ballot.
5,767 signatures are needed from Weld County District 3 constituents. The petition can be signed by any registered voter in District 3, regardless of party affiliation.
Commissioner District 3 encompasses most of the southern US 85 corridor, including southeast Greeley, Garden City and Evans. It also includes the towns of Dacono and Erie.