Board of Trustees
The Town of Cedaredge has one mayor and six town trustees elected at large, all of which hold all or part of four-year terms.
Members and Terms
The current mayor and trustees with elected terms:
- Mayor Pat Means - 2012-2016
- Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Sturgill - 2008-2012 and 2012-2016
- Treasurer Patti Michael - 2014-2018
- Raymond Hanson - 2012-2016
- Dayton Myers - 2012-2016
- Larry Smith - 2014-2018
- Al Smith - 2014-2018
Mayor Pat Means
Patricia "Pat" Means was raised in Southern Indiana; obtained her nursing degree in 1964, then moved to Colorado in 1968 while pursuing graduate degrees in education and business. She had broad experience in hospital nursing and administration as well as teaching health sciences for college freshman. She also served on several State and local professional boards. Pat owned a consulting business and Wood Art business. After seim-retirement in 1996 she owned and operated an historic B & B in Glenwood Springs.
In 2001, Pat purchased property in Ginter’s Grove, then subsequently retired and moved to Cedaredge where she participated as a vendor during Applefest, served seniors as a Meals on Wheels driver, joined the Library Friends support group, became a volunteer at Pioneer Town and signed up at Deer Creek now known as the Cedaredge Golf Club.
Pat was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008. Appointed Mayor in 2009; elected Mayor in 2010. She was the first female Mayor in the Town’s 100 year history.
Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Sturgill
I have been a resident of Delta County for over 20 years. My husband Gary and I built our house in Cedaredge in 2003. I have a degree in Architecture from the University of Tennessee and enjoyed working on a variety of projects, even the Bronco Stadium. I am in my second term as trustee for the Town of Cedaredge. I am proud of the progress the town has made and look forward to continue to support the efforts of the community to be the best small town in Colorado. Gary and I enjoy ratting around in our camper with Shelby, always looking to see how other towns develop their assets. I have to admit that since retiring I get a few more rounds in at our fantastic golf course, now if I could fit in some more fishing life would be grand!
Treasurer Patti Michael
Patricia Michael (Patti), as people know her in town, was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She and her husband Bob met and married in East Tennessee, where they owned and operated BP Dental Laboratory for 20 years. From there they moved to New Jersey where she was the Senior Dental Research Technician for Dentsply International, an industry-leading company. She has enjoyed a successful career in the dental industry. Patti and Bob have a wonderful son, Bryan, a great daughter-in-law, Jenna and the greatest little grandson, Robert. She also shares the title of “Nana” for Bob’s six other grandchildren. Patti and Bob came to Cedaredge over 5 years ago and purchased Mesa Liquors. Patti served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce for 4 years and is very active with various community organizations. Patti has developed an understanding of the community as a whole. She is looking forward open mindedly serving on the Board of Trustees.
I am a native born in 1948 and raised in Cedaredge. I attended school here and graduated in 1966. I then attended Western State College, obtaining a B.A. in History with minors in Political Science and Philosophy (1970). I attended graduate school at Western (now Western state Colorado University) on a graduate fellowship with majors in History and Economics (1970-1971) Mangam Cum Laude.) At Western I met my wife, Sandy, and we were married on December 26, 1970, in Denver. We have two grown children - Mist of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sean and his wife Rachael, of Grand Junction. After a little over eight years working elsewhere, I returned with my family to this area. I have been a master plumber for a number of years with my own business. I am a Life member of the Cedaredge Rod and Gun Club (since 1969), and have been its Secretary/Treasurer since 1991. My public service began with the Ambulance District Committee (as a member) approximately 1 1/2 years. I have served as Trustee in the past (approximately 7 years). Committee on Home Rule (Council appointment) for approximately 6 months. I was elected to the Home Rule Charter Commission serving as its Chairman (14 months). I was appointed to the Planning Commission, and then elected its Chairman (3 years) and still serve there as one of the Ad Hoc members. And I was re-elected to the Board of Trustees at the last election.
Dayton moved to Cedaredge in 1973 and graduated from Cedaredge High School in 1977. He attended Mesa State College and earned an Associates Degree in 1979. Dayton is married to Karla and they have one son. His work experience includes having worked in construction for a few years before accepting a position with the Town of Cedaredge, where he worked from 1987 - 1995. Dayton currently works for Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Association and has been employed there from 1995 to present. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing.
Dr. Laurence Smith
Laurence was born in a small town in Connecticut about the size of Cedaredge. He graduated from Trinity College and received his MA and PHD from Clark University. He spent three years in the USAF. He has lived in Cedaredge for 10 years since his wife, Debra took a family practice and ER position in the area. Laurence and Debra have 10 children and 21 grandchildren including 4 great grand children. He had a private practice in Denver and San Antonio for many years and has a small practice in Cedaredge. He raced slalom and giant slalom for 20 years and still plays basketball for Colorado Senior Olympics. His team qualified and played in 10 national senior games over the last 20 years.
Al grew up in Jackson, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. But the work experience of his Father and Grandfather soon led him to his family’s occupation, the railroad industry. For almost forty years, he worked for several railroad companies and track material manufacturers, and subsequently lived in eight different States. Ultimately, he became Sales Manager for a concrete tie manufacturer in Denver, where he retired. At that time, Al and his wife Jo decided to trade the Front Range lifestyle for the small town lifestyle of Cedaredge, and moved to this community about four years ago. Al and Jo absolutely love Cedaredge, its people, and its lifestyle, and Al is proud to be serving the Town as a Trustee. Al and Jo have two daughters and two grandsons, who all enjoy visiting Cedaredge, and taking advantage of everything that it offers.