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Meet the Commissioners

Tim Payne

County Commissioner, District 1

Tim PayneTim Payne was born and raised in Cañon City. Tim and his wife Julie have been married 43 years and have 2 grown sons, Tanner and Travis, and 2 grandchildren. Tim worked at Mountain View Core Knowledge School as the Director of Maintenance. Prior to that, he was employed at the First National Bank of Cañon City. Tim was elected November of 2012. In 2004, Tim was elected to the Cañon City Recreation District Board of Directors. Boards Tim is associated with include: Cañon City Fire Protection District Board of Directors, Star Point Board of Directors, Gold Belt Board of Directors, the Arkansas River Round-table, Vice Chairman of the Regional Land Use Study, the Community Relations Board, the Board of Directors of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservation District, the Citizen's Advisory Board (CAG) for the Cotter cleanup, and the City of Cañon City Historic Preservation Commission.


Debbie Bell

County Commissioner, District 2

Debbie BellDebbie Bell is the first woman elected to the Fremont County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Bell has a background in journalism and a 30-year history of volunteerism with local groups. She currently serves as a board member of Fremont Economic Development Corp., St. Thomas More Hospital, Action 22, and Upper Arkansas Workforce Board. She serves as the Local Elected Officials Chair of the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium. She also is a member of Cañon City Noon Lions, Florence Rotary, and all three local Chambers of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University at Pueblo, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Between them, she and her husband, Charlie, have five adult children and three grandchildren.


Dwayne McFall

County Commissioner, District 3

Dwayne McFall was elected to be the Commissioner for District 3 in 2016.

Dwayne was born and raised in New Mexico. He attended West Texas A&M University in Canyon Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business and Economics he graduated in 1989. While in college Dwayne worked for the USDA meat grading service. After graduating from college he moved to Nebraska and ran a feed mill. He then returned to New Mexico to farm and ranch full time.

Dwayne moved to Fremont County in 1992 with his family to become a small business owner, before he went to work for WalMart in 1994, working in supervisory positions for 23 years.

He and his wife Kendra have a blended family of 5 children and 5 grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and Amateur Trap Association . He is also a member of Ducks Unlimited, and The Mule Deer Foundation. He is a huge supporter of conservation efforts and an avid outdoors man/sportsman, and has been a host for exchange students.

The boards that Dwayne will be serving on are; Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments, Judicial Center Security Committee, Central Front Range TPR, Fremont Weed Advisory, Fremont Conservation District, Fremont Cattlemen, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, Canon City Chamber of Commerce, Fremont County Tourism Council.

Throughout Dwayne's campaign he can be quoted as saying, “We the people can, and will make a difference.” Dwayne is looking forward to an exciting term, working for and with the people of Fremont County.