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.
Dr. Rick K. Smith – Mayor
Dr. Rick K. Smith is the Mayor for the Town of Bayfield. He is an Information System Director for a local company and has lived in Town since 1984. Rick served as Town Trustee for 6 years before being elected to the Mayoral position in April of 2008. His term as Mayor will end in 2016.
Michelle Nelson – Mayor Pro-Tem
Ed is a Town Board Member. He works for Region 9 Economic Development. He has served on the Bayfield Town Board previously during the 1970's, 1980's and from April 1998 - April 2006. Ed was elected to the Board again in April 2012. His term will end in 2016.
Rachel is a 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 4-year term in April 2012. Her term will end in 2016.
Matt is a 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 a 4-year term in April 2012. His term will end in 2016.
The Mayor and Town Board members do not have offices at Town Hall.
Any correspondence may be mailed to:
The Town of Bayfield
c/o Town Manager or the Town Clerk
PO Box 80
Bayfield, CO 81122
Town Manager: Chris La May
Town Clerk: Kathleen Cathcart