District 1 Commissioner

K. Joe KinnieK Joe Kinnie - District 1

Current Board Chair

Kinnie was elected to his second term in 2014. He is a lifelong resident of northeast Colorado. He is a dryland wheat farmer and was instrumental in introducing no-till practices to the area.

He was involved in the effort to bring the TV translator system to rural NE Colorado and currently serves on the rural fire board and the Marks Butte Groundwater District. 

Kinnie is a life-long member of the NRA, is active in the Republican party and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Holyoke.  Kinnie is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, motorcycling, and shooting sports.

Kinnie is married and has 3 grown children.

As County Commissioner, Kinnie serves on the following boards:

  • Eastern CO Services for the Developmentally Disabled
  • NE CO Health Dept
  • CCI Legislative Committee
  • Communications


District 2 CommissionerHarlan Stern - District 2 Commissioner

Harlan Stern

Stern was elected to his second term in 2016.  He retired as the Grainland Cooperative Association President and CEO in July, 2009. He retired with 38 years of experience with agricultural cooperatives.

Stern is a long-time resident of Holyoke. He has served on many boards, many times as board chair, and on numerous committees.  Currently he is serving on the Board of Directors of the East Phillips County Hospital District.

Stern enjoys crafting grandfather clocks and other woodworking projects during his free time.

Stern is married and has 2 grown children. 

As County Commissioner, Stern serves on the following boards:

  • Centennial Mental Health
  • Workers' Compensation Ins Pool
  • EMS
  • CCI Legislative Committee (alt)



District 3 Commissioner 

Donald Lock - District 3 CommissionerDon Lock

Lock was elected to his second term in 2016.  He is a retired plumber, having worked in that occupation for 52 years. 

Lock is a long-time resident of Haxtun, moving there with his family in 1976. 

Lock served on the Haxtun Town Board for 14 years and is a retired fireman from the Haxtun Fire Department.

Lock belongs to and is active in the Christ the King Catholic church.

Lock is married and has 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren.

As County Commissioner, Lock serves on the following boards:

  • NE Co Economic Development Advisory
  • NeCo Association of Local Governments
  • NeCo Transportation Agency
  • Seizure Committee
  • CCI Legislative Committee (alt)