James P Eccher (Mayor 2013-2018)

IMAGE Mayor James P. Eccher



Mr. Eccher is a lifelong resident of Walsenburg and retired businessman. 

He was elected in 2013 to the position of City Mayor and was re-elected for three terms.

Mr. Eccher resigned his office effective December 15, 2018 to take a position as City Administrator for Colorado City.


  • Make the City financially sound without raising property taxes.
  • Resolve issues of outdated infrastructure as well as correct non-compliance for State Agencies.
  • Develop a positive and productive working relationship with Huerfano county