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The importance of Women in Government plus a Weld County Update

September 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Participants will get an update on things happening within Weld County Government and will learn the importance of women becoming better informed and more active in their local/state governments.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”Speaker: Perry Buck, Weld County Commissioner At-Large will be sharing information about Weld County and opportunities for women in government.” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]

Commissioner Buck will be presenting an update on things happening within Weld County Government and will address how women can become more active in their local/state governments.

Weld County is home to charming towns, thriving cities, agriculture, a variety of commerce and encompasses 4,000 square miles of ground under wide open skies and beautiful mountain views.  Commissioner Buck invites you to come and give her your feedback on how you perceive Weld County Government is doing. She will welcome your questions.

The five-member Board of County Commissioners is the statutory head of Weld County’s government. Two commissioners are elected At-Large – they are:

Steve Moreno, Commissioner At-Large (who will be retiring soon)

Perry Buck, Commissioner At-Large

…and three are elected from the district where they live:

Mike Freeman, Pro-Tem Commissioner – District 1

Scott James, Commissioner – District 2

Lori Saine, Commissioner – District 3

As is the case with all elected county officials, commissioners must be at least 21 years of age and have resided in the county for at least one year prior to their election. Commissioners are voted in for a four-year term, and if reelected, can serve up to three consecutive four-year terms under charter provisions. Their elected position must be their primary employment during their term of service.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

During this WORKshop you will discover that…

  1. Women’s participation is critical for good government – you play a major role when it comes to family decisions like education, health care, etc.
  2. The ways women can participate in government while still making their family a priority.
  3. Perry’s story – she says she is the “poster child” for getting elected. If she can, anyone can!

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Commissioner Perry Buck” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your At-Large Commissioner Perry Buck is a third-generation Weld County native. She learned the importance of community service from her father who served Weld County as both a county commissioner and state representative.

In 1984, Perry graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, with a degree in English. She did her graduate work in accounting at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Perry is a member of the Weld County Republican Party. She has been involved in many civic organizations including Rotary, United Way of Weld County, Weld County Partners, Senior Resource Services, Habitat for Humanity Greeley & Weld County, Board of Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, and Progressive 15. She attends Resurrection Fellowship Church.

In 1999, Perry was appointed by Governor Owens as the Northeast Business Development Representative for the Colorado Office of Economic Development. She helped facilitate economic development in the rural communities from Jackson and Grand counties in the west to Phillips and Sedgwick counties in the northeast, down to Cheyenne, Lincoln, and Elbert counties.

Perry served four years as Secretary for the State GOP and then four years as the Vice-Chair of the State Republican Party. Before that, she was the Weld County GOP Chair. She also served as President of the Colorado Federation of Republican Women from 2012 to 2014.

In 2010, Perry was re-elected in Weld County for County Council at-Large.

In November of 2012, Perry was elected Representative for House District 49, where she served four terms.

Perry lives in Greeley, Colorado, and enjoys gardening, sports, reading, and fighting for Republican principles.

At-Large: First Term: 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2024.

You can contact Perry at:

Perry Buck, Weld County Commissioner At-Large
970-400-4206 – Office Phone
Weld Administration Building, 1150 O Street, Greeley CO 80631[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space el_id=”Jennifer Finch, Public Information Officer will introduce Perry and be available to answer questions after Perry has to leave us at 8:55 a.m.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Registration Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your Cost: Just $33 when pre-paid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 31st – when registration will close or when our seats are maxed out. Seating is limited in the County Event Center. Sign-up below to pay online with PayPal / credit card, or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before the 31st. If no one is home just tuck your payment envelope in the flower can on the inside of the front door. All checks are held and deposited on the day of our Workshop.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Workshop Day Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Catering:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Aimee Hutson, Aunt Helen’s Coffee House & Catering[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Set-up Divas:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jennifer Peterson, Grace Pointe; Diane Holmberg, Aims Foundation & Eaton Schools (set-up is 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6th)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Check-in Hostesses: [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development; Anna Green, UNC[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Greeter:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Tara Fuchs, Functionally Well With Tara[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Speaker’s Gift:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Alexa Hepler, Commercial Interiors by JOF will Provide a Speakers’ Gift for Perry’s NorCoWIB Gift Bag[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Clean-up Divas:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Natalee Newsom, Realty One Group CO; Ami Schott, Pregnancy Resource Center;  Terri Aden, OsteoStrong; Mary Doty, The GROUP; Whispering Hearts Therapy Horses[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421691023{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay it Forward:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]This month’s philanthropic effort will be coordinated by Celeste Ewert, Envision to benefit Partners Mentoring Youth of Weld County, per Perry’s request.  Over the past 42 years Partners has served more than 500 youth 7-17 years old, through this community-based and school-based partnering of a youth with an adult they can count on through mentoring programs and activities to empower youth. This is a free-will opportunity to donate $5 + your business card…or $15 + 3 Biz cards every dollar helps with programs and activities serving junior Partners in Weld County. At the end of the workshop a card is drawn. Half the kitty goes to that member and the other half to Partners![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


September 7, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Karla Ford
Jennifer Finch
Aimee Hutson
Alexa Hepler
Kimberly Gilbert
Diane Holmberg
Jennifer Peterson
Kate Howell
Anna Green
Mary Doty
Gail Holmes


Weld County Administration Building
1150 O Street
Greeley,CO80631United States
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(970) 400-4228
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