“It’s about the work. Serving is about initiating projects, coordinating policy, harnessing resources, learning, creating, representing ALL the citizens and groups that comprise the community. It’s about the passion to improve, to do my best today and to do even better tomorrow.”

Keith Baker,
Chaffee County Commissioner

Experience Overview


  • Veteran: Commander, US Navy (Ret): 23 years
  • Chaffee County Business Owner: The Trailhead in Buena Vista: 9 years
  • Buena Vista Town Trustee: 8 years and Mayor Pro-Tem: 4 years
  • Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, Chairman: 3 years
  • Friends of Browns Canyon, Executive Director: 3 years
  • Chaffee County Commissioner, District 1: 3 ½ years, and Vice Chair: 3 ½ years

Chaffee County Commissioner


  • Vice Chairman, Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners
  • Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) Legislative Steering Committee
  • CCI Public Lands Traveling Team
  • Member, National Association of Counties (NACo) Public Lands Policy Steering Committee and
  • Western Interstate Region (WIR)
  • Upper Arkansas Workforce Development Council
  • Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) Broadband Working Group
  • Chaffee County Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) advisor
  • San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region (SLV TPR) regional planning commission (vice chair)
  • Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) advisory committee
  • Stage and Rail Trail Partnership Board