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.
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'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 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.
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 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.
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