Welcome to Clyde Church for La Plata County Commissioner

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Volunteering in our community

Rotary International

Past President, Rotary Club of Durango

Past Assistant Governor of District 5470

Past District Governor District 5470

Past District 5470 Foundation Chair

Chaired District's TRF Million Dollar


Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator 

Past Chair of Red Ball Express

Economic Development

Dolores County Economic Developer

Small Business Development Center Instructor

Univ. of CO Engineering Outreach, five counties of southwest Colorado 

Consultant to Rocky Mtn. Chocolate Factory

Member of Durango Chamber of Commerce

Southwest CO Regional Workforce Board

Served as member and elected Chair

Brought employers,  educators, and associations to better meet regional business skill needs.

Worked to improve services at the Workforce Center.

Falls Creek Ranch Homeowners' Association

Past Board Member

Chair of the Turner  Dam Committee

Lead Trainer for Chainsaw Crew Chiefs

Firewise Crew Chief

Common Property Committee volunteer with tractor, dump trainer, and chainsaw.

United Way of SW Colorado

Donate a condo stay each year.

Help at Brewfest with ticket sales.

Participate in Radiothon each year.

Promoted to Grandpa

Mesa Ann was born April 10, 2018.

Building furniture for her room.

Helping mom and dad with projects and nap time breaks.

The Platform

Serving The Community

Clyde has been part of this community for 19 years, working tirelessly to make it a better place for all.  As a full-time Commissioner he will listen carefully to residents and staff and work with organizations to build a thriving community.

United By Common Goals

We all value quality education, access to top notch healthcare, a safe community, good jobs, economic growth, high speed internet, well maintained roads, freedom, and opportunities to reach our dreams.

Get Involved

Clyde can't win this race without your help. Hosting a gathering, attending caucuses, telling your friends and neighbors about his qualifications, and donating are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together.

Clyde's Background


Clyde put himself through college by working part time at livestock auctions in Phoenix and at Motorola Semiconductors in the summers.

He earned a BA from Arizona State in secondary education and chemistry with minors in math and geology.

Work Experiences

Motorola - Engineering Section Manager

The Greenhouse - small business owner

Sperry-Univac - Group Director 

Winnebago - VP and Chief Engineer

Iowa State - Ctr. for Industrial Research

Dolores County - Economic Developer

Metalcraft - Special Projects Director

Community Service

US Coast Guard Auxiliary - Minnesota

Rotary Club of Forest City, Iowa

Kiwanis of Mason City, Iowa

Past President, Rotary Club of Durango

Past Chair, SW Colorado Workforce Board

Former Falls Creek Ranch HOA Board

Rotary District Governor, Colorado, 2014-15

FCR Firewise Chainsaw Crew Chief

Rotary District 5470 Foundation Chair

Awards and Achievements

Patents in semiconductors - Motorola and Sperry-Univac

Eastman-Kodak Advisory Board

Sperry-Univac Management Training

Durango Rotarian of the Year  

District 5470 Rotarian of the Year 

Rotary International Citation for 

Meritorious Service