After serving honorably in the United States Navy, Commissioner Tedesco honed his craft as a Master Mechanic for 23 years and is a devoted member of the United Steelworkers Union. The faithful men and women of his union inspired him to secure a role as an officer which he has held since 1996. This passion was further cemented when he was elected president of United Steelworkers in 2005, a title proudly held until 2013. These experiences enabled him to participate in a wide variety of circumstances requiring the need for strong leadership while balancing the needs of people and businesses.
As the Vice Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, Chaz has been a consistent voice influencing policy, strengthening proactive government, and protecting our vulnerable residents. These values ring true when Commissioner Tedesco turns his earnest gaze on improving the lives of foster children in the county. He has championed an innovative program delivery of transitional foster housing, known formally as Homes For Hope, which is projected to save the county millions and allow children to stay in their home school districts. Building on these successes, Commissioner Tedesco also serves as the vice-chair on a Former Foster Care Youth Steering Committee for the State of Colorado, where he shares process and program improvements to the benefit of all counties.
These impacts are further magnified through the relentless pursuit of equitable transportation investments. Commissioner Tedesco continually strives for investment in Adams County through regional involvement with E-470 Authority, North Area Transportation Alliance (NATA), Airport Coordinating Committee, Aerotropolis Regional Transportation Authority, and as chair of the Urban Drainage & Flood Control District Board. On any given day, Chaz can be found bolstering regional partnerships to leverage economies of scale, secure infrastructure, and build sustaining relationships across the county and the state.
Commissioner Tedesco also drives motivation from his former service with the United States Navy to garner support for the veterans in Adams County. His leadership was instrumental in securing funds for Veteran Service Officers in the state budget, as well as in the formation of the Veterans Advisory Commission to address and work cooperatively with other county boards, councils, and staff regarding veterans’ interests. These efforts continue to develop new working relationships for veterans, with veterans, and by veterans and their spouses with all other agencies within the county.