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We Are Hiring!

Download the job description and application. Return all application materials to Bent County Human Resources
(719) 456-1600

Cattle in Pasture

Board of Directors


Jean SykesBent County Commissioner


Adam NevlandFirst Insurance Services


Bill Long: Community Member



Board Members

Chuck NethertonBent County Commissioner

Sonny Smith: Las Animas City Council Member

Cassandra Siefkas: Las Animas City Council Member

Rachelle Siefkas: Bent County Chamber of Commerce

Dale Leighty: First National Bank

Bill LongLA Fast Food, Inc.

Kep Proctor: Mountain Prairie/Hormel

Giget Brubacher: Las Animas School District

Sam Vigil: Vigil Law Office, LLC

Reyes Hernandez:  Valley Wide Health

Cattle in Pasture



Class A Member

Las Animas is the Statutory City that is the county seat, the most populous community, and the only incorporated municipality in Bent County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 2,410 at the 2010 United States Census.


Class B Member

Bent County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 5,650. The county seat and only incorporated municipality is Las Animas. The county is named in honor of frontier trader William Bent.



Membership Levels & Benefits

 Class A Membership: City of Las Animas

*Holds 2 seats on the Board of Directors.

*Membership fee is designated annually by Board.


Class B Membership: Bent County Board of Commissioners *Holds 2 seats on the Board of Directors.

*Membership fee is designated annually by Board.


Class C Membership:

$1,000.00 +

*Qualifies for all "Contributor" benefits.

*Eligible to serve on the Board of Directors through a vote by the membership each year.



$100.00 - $999.00

*BCDF website/social media recognition/advertising.

*Qualifies for State & Federal Tax Deductions.

*Qualifies for 25% EZ Contribution Tax Credit.

Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Tax Credit

 The Bent County Development Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  As a member, your contribution is eligible for state/federal tax deductions; as well as a tax credit through the Southeast Colorado Enterprise District, the Enterprise Zone administrator. 

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