Town Hall
1199 Bayfield Parkway
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

P.O. Box 80
Bayfield, CO 81122
Fax: 970-884-2195

The Town of Bayfield is a statutory municipality and is governed by an elected Town Board comprised of the Mayor and six board members. The Town Board is the governing and legislative body for the Town and is responsible for adopting laws, ordinances, and resolutions as deemed necessary.

Town Board Members

Matthew Salka – Mayor

Matt is the owner of Absolute Rodent Control. He moved to Bayfield in 2000. He is a La Plata County Economic Development Alliance board member, Bayfield's Planning Commission member, and on the Pine River Valley Rotary. Matt was elected to his first term as Mayor in April 2016. His term will end in 2020.

Michelle Nelson – Mayor Pro-Tem

Kristin Dallison

Kristin's family moved from California to Bayfield Colorado in 1990. She attended Kindergarten through 12th grade at the Bayfield School District; graduating in 2006. Kristin is currently working in Bayfield as an Air Export Agent and is a member of the (DAAC) District Advisory/Accountability Committee. She was elected to her first term in April 2016. Her term will end in 2020.

Rachel Davenport

Rachel is a second term Town Board Member. She is a lifelong resident of La Plata County and Bayfield, and currently works as a Technical Writer. She was elected to a second 4-year term in April 2016. Her term will end in 2020.

Matthew Nyberg

Matt is a second term Town Board Member. He works for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Division of Social Service. He is also a member of the policy committee involving the Head Start program in Ignacio, CO. Matt was elected to his second 4-year term in April 2016. His term will end in 2020.

Kelly Polites

Kelly has made La Plata County her home since 1998. Currently, she is employed at KSUT Public Radio as Underwriting Manager. After serving on the Bayfield Planning Commission in 2015, she was appointed to her first term on the Town of Bayfield Board of Trustees in May 2016. Her term will end in 2020.

James Sanders

The Mayor and Town Board members do not have offices at Town Hall.  
Any correspondence may be mailed to:
The Town of Bayfield
Town Manager or the Town Clerk
PO Box 80
Bayfield, CO 81122

Town Manager:  Chris La May

Town Clerk:  Kathleen Cathcart


Town Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 p.m. All meetings are held in the Board Room of Bayfield Town Hall located at 1199 Bayfield Parkway, unless otherwise posted.  The public is welcome to attend meetings and address the Mayor and Town Board.

You are able to view the Agendas and Minutes for the Town Board meetings.