The town's governement consists of a six (6) member Board of Trustees and a Mayor. The board meets reguarly on the first Tuesday of every month with special meetings added when the need arises. The meetings begin promptly at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.
The current governing body
Mayor: James Johnson
Mayor Protem: Gary Lavoie
Email: email@example.com This is a general mailbox that is monitored by the Town Clerk.
Town Clerk: Candice Reed
Assistant Town Clerk: Markell Jorgensen
Director of Maintenance: Arthur Sweet
Maintenance: Tanya Lonneke
Water/Wastewater Manager: Randy Eldringhoff
Code Enforcement: Susan Ellis, Community Preservation Specialist
SAFEBuilt for Building permits and inspections
The town is very proud of our humble beginnings and holds the honor of being the Home of the World's First Rodeo.
The first rodeo was held in Deer Trail, CO on July 4, 1869. The historical significance, and the account of the event was written about by a reporter in the “Field and Farm” magazine. The area ranches came with their outlaw horses and best cowboys to the “Bronco Bustin’ Contest”. The prize was a suit of clothes which was awarded to the Champion Bronc Buster of the Plains, Emiline Gardenshire of the Milliron Ranch. Emiline rode fifteen minutes on the back of Montana Blizzard, the worst outlaw of the bunch.
Deer Trail Colorado has been recognized as the Home of the World’s First Rodeo by the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado State Legislature, the History Channel, Guinnes Book of World Records and many other publications.