Bill’s goal as Commissioner is to ensure the County’s fiscal situation is managed efficiently and effectively and that taxpayer dollars are being fairly dispersed. He aims maintain a high level of service for Arapahoe County citizens and to improve collaborative efforts with cities, counties, and state and federal governments, so that public resources are properly used.

As Commissioner, Bill oversees the Community Resources and Public Works and Development departments. He serves on the Arapahoe County Housing Authority, Arapahoe County Foundation Board of Directors, Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, Justice Coordinating Committee and 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Forfeiture Board. Bill also represents Arapahoe County’s interests on a variety of boards and committees, including the Colorado Counties Inc. Transportation and Telecommunication, Public Lands, and Land Use and Natural Resources steering committees; the National Association of Counties Veterans and Military Service and Transportation committees; E-470 Public Highway Authority and Metro Area County Commissioners. He also serves on the boards of the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Board of Social Services and Denver Regional Council of Governments.

Prior to serving as Commissioner, Bill worked as a Constituent Services Representative for Congressman Ed Perlmutter with a focus on national security, defense and veterans’ affairs. He also worked as Manager of Marketing Services for the United Airlines Service Co., and was a staff member for former U.S. Senator Gary Hart. Bill served as a citizen on the County’s Fairgrounds and Regional Park Steering Committee. Bill is a Vietnam Army veteran and a former member of the Colorado Air National Guard. He lives in Aurora with his wife, Debi. He has one son, Jon.

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Arapahoe County Commissioner District 5 (2012, 2013– 2016); Chair Pro Tem (2014), Finance Officer (2013)
  • Colorado Bipartisan Military Post-Traumatic Stress Task Force, Chair (2013)
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors
  • Constituent Services Representative to U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter (2007–2012)
  • Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Gary Hart (1975–1986)
  • NASA’s Space Station Industrial Use Taskforce (1987)
  • Colorado Board of Veterans’ Affairs (1981–1984)
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Advisory Board (1978–1984) COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Goodwill Ambassador to United States Air Force 460th Space Wing Space Command Commander’s Group
  • Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network Board of Directors
  • Developmental Pathways Board of Directors
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce Defense Council
  • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners Board of Directors
  • Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars & American Legion
  • Member of the United Veterans Committee of Colorado EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • Staff in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives (1975–2012)
  • U.S. Army (1966–1969); Served in Vietnam (1967–1968) • Colorado Air National Guard (1981–1991)
  • Marketing Manager, United Airlines Services (1986–1990)
  • U.S. Army War College, Nations Security Seminar (2009)
  • U.S. Air Force Air War College (2013)
  • 60th Annual National Security Forum (2013)