Meet Oak Creek’s Government Officials

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Meet the Mayor

Say “Hello” to Nikki Knoebel, Mayor of Oak Creek, Colorado.

Ms. Knoebel took office in 2010, and since then has been managing both the affairs of the Town of Oak Creek and special events at the Catamount Ranch Club. She is working to make improvements in town infrastructure, community services, and small business support. She also acts as the ice rink manager for the Oak Creek Hockey Association. Nikki’s office hours vary, but she is available by phone and e-mail throughout the regular business day.

E-mail: [email protected] 
Phone: (970) 846-2083
Fax: (970) 736-8225

Town Board Members

Wendy Gustafson, Mayor Pro‑Tem

P.O. Box 685
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 819-4761
[email protected]

Rhonda Crawford

P.O. Box 811
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 819-1496
[email protected]

Melissa Dobbins

P.O. Box 575
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(304) 445-5751
[email protected]

Bernard “Bernie” Gagne

PO Box 82
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 819-3624
[email protected]

Kelly McElfish

P.O. Box 506
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 846-1340
[email protected]

Benjamin Turati

PO Box 532
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(413) 537-1275
[email protected]

Town Board Members

Wendy Gustafson, Mayor Pro‑Tem

P.O. Box 685
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 819-4761
[email protected]

Rhonda Crawford

P.O. Box 811
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 819-1496
[email protected]

Melissa Dobbins

P.O. Box 575
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(304) 445-5751
[email protected]

Bernard “Bernie” Gagne

PO Box 82
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 819-3624
[email protected]

Kelly McElfish

P.O. Box 506
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 846-1340
[email protected]

Benjamin Turati

PO Box 532
Oak Creek, CO 80467
(413) 537-1275
[email protected]

Town Administrator / Clerk

Meet Oak Creek’s Town Administrator/Clerk, David Torgler
David was hired by the Town Board of Trustees as the Interim Town Administrator/Clerk in September 2020 and became the permanent Town Administrator/Clerk in April 2021. The position is appointed by the Board of Trustees and serves at the pleasure of the Board.

The Town Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the Town of Oak Creek and is immediately responsible and accountable to the Board of Trustees. The Town Administrator directs the day-to-day operations of the town government. Areas of responsibility include: making recommendations to the Board for procedures regarding the efficient and effective administration of all municipal affairs, and carrying out policies and objectives established for the town by the board. The Town Administrator/Clerk is authorized to establish temporary positions for a specific purpose and for a limited time.

The Town Clerk performs and administers a variety of statutory duties for the town, including local elections, maintaining an accurate record of all official acts of the Board of Trustees, and maintaining town records.

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (970) 736-2422 ext. 202
Fax: (970) 736-8225

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets as needed, usually meeting in the spring, summer, and fall months, or as long as the building season is going on. Typically, any new building or site plans or changes of use are reviewed by the Planning Commission, which then provides a recommendation to the Town Board for their consideration and final decision.

Vacancies on the Planning Commission occur from time to time. If you are interested in being a member of our Town’s Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to the Town Administrator/Clerk at [email protected]; drop off your letter at Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd; or, by mail to the Town of Oak Creek; P.O. Box 128, Oak Creek, CO 80467. In your letter, indicate the reason for your interest and any kind of relevant background knowledge you have. Only residents of the Town of Oak Creek can be members of the Town’s Planning Commission.

Meetings start at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall and are scheduled to be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

View Agendas and Minutes

Planning Commission Members:

Andy Benjamin – Chair: – (970) 846-0117
Ciara Bartholomew – (970) 390-5761
Chris Mitchell – (970) 819-2707
Kent Horner – (970) 261-1872

Public Works

The Public Works Department oversees the town’s utility operations (including electric distribution, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment), street maintenance and snow removal, sidewalks, stormwater conveyance, and parks’ maintenance as well as the Town’s fleet maintenance.
Questions or concerns should be directed to:

Tom Holliday
Public Works Director (970) 736-2459
[email protected]

After hours (utility emergencies only):
(970) 846-9079

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Treasurer and Deputy Clerk

Contact information for our Treasurer and our Deputy Clerk is as follows:

Jennifer Hewes – Treasurer
(970) 736-2422 x-203
[email protected]

Kelsi Edwards – Utility Billing / Deputy Clerk
(970) 736-2422 x‐201
[email protected]

Budget and Finance Info

Emergency

ATTENTION: if you are in immediate need of emergency services,
please call 911 from the nearest telephone.

Routt County Emergency Services Staff:

Routt County Emergency Services Staff:

David “Mo” DeMorat – Emergency Operations Director

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (970) 870-5551
Mobile: (970) 846-1552
Fax: (970) 870-5561
Twitter: @RouttOEM

Cheryl Dalton – Emergency Mgmt. Specialist/Public Info. Officer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (970) 870-5549
Mobile: (720) 320-2195
Fax: (970) 870-5561
Twitter: @RouttCountyOEM

Office of Emergency Management

522 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 773598
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477
Facebook: Routt County Office of Emergency Management