Commissioners Appoint New Sheriff
On Monday, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners appointed Undersheriff Todd Rowell to serve as the new Mesa County Sheriff effective at 5 p.m. on August 6, 2021.
Rowell will be serving the remainder of Sheriff Matt Lewis’ term until an elected Sheriff takes office in January 2023.
“The voters elected Matt Lewis twice, so I believe we have an obligation to listen to his thoughtful recommendation to appoint Undersheriff Rowell to fill his vacancy until the next election,” Janet Rowland, Chair of the Board of Mesa County Commissioners, said. “In addition to that, Todd is very invested in many community endeavors, especially in the Clifton area. He is a solid choice for Mesa County Sheriff.”
Rowell has served as Undersheriff for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office since 2018 and holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. During his 20 years with the Sheriff’s Office, he has served in multiple divisions and various leadership positions, including supervising court services, professional standards, and patrol operations. Undersheriff Rowell has also received several awards, including two life-saving medals.
“This community is my home and where I’ve chosen to raise my family. I am honored for the opportunity to serve as Sheriff and look forward to partnering with our residents to find creative solutions to resolve public safety concerns in Mesa County. Thank you to the Board and the community for putting your faith and trust in me,” said Undersheriff Todd Rowell.
Todd Rowell will become the 22nd Sheriff of Mesa County on August 6, 2021.