Charles “Chaz” Tedesco was born in Denver, CO November of 1965. Both he and his biological sister had been passed through foster homes before being adopted by a loving couple in Northglenn, CO. Having attended Northglenn High School he joined the United States Navy in 1984. He quickly excelled in the field he was assigned. Having served three years in Sasabo, Japan and visiting many other countries he was honorably discharged in 1989 as a Boiler Technician 2nd Class, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (BT2ESWS). He returned to Colorado where he met his wife Bernadette Padilla Tedesco and were married in 1996. They have one child together, Amber Tedesco, who currently attends University of Northern Colorado (UNC).
Chaz quickly found work upon returning to Colorado where he was hired by Koppers Ind. The training he received has been invaluable as he progressed in the job. He has been with Koppers Ind. for over 25 years. He is very grateful for the opportunity to work for such a company and the dedication they have shown towards his career. He has been a part of the United Steelworkers Union (USW) since 1990 serving as an officer since 1992. He has served in many different roles such as USW Legislative & Education director for the State of Colorado and Education Director for USW Dist. 12. Most recently serving as President of USW Local 8031 from 2005-2013.
The unique experience of working with many of the elected officials in Colorado and other states has given him an understanding of the diverse needs of our community. In 2012 he was recruited to run for Adams County Commissioner Dist. 2. This was a decision he did not take lightly. It was after long consultations with family, friends, church leaders and other prominent leaders of the community that he decided to run. The decision was sound, having been elected in November of 2012 and taking office in January of 2013.
He has served as the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) since January of 2014. Other boards he currently serves on are:
Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) – Front Range Vice Chair
Metro Area County Commissioners – Chair
Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) – Vice Chair
Urban Drainage & Flood Control
27J Capital Facility Fees Foundation (27JCFFF)
Adams County Youth Initiative (ACYI)
Airport Coordinating Committee (ACC)
His foster experience has been the inspiration for his involvement for giving back. In 2014 the foster families were in need of new funding. After careful consideration the Funnell Cake 5K, 10K, 1 mile walk/run was formed and in the inaugural year over $4k was raised. As a veteran he recognized a need for better services and convened a Veterans Services Symposium where high level officials from the metro region discussed innovative ways to better serve our veterans. This is still ongoing with the hope of implementing a work product within 2015.
Chaz is currently seeking reelection on the 2016 ballot. His service as Commissioner has been productive as changes have been made in all areas of governance. The community has seen responsible growth as well as a dedication to open space and farmland. Rail has been prioritized and the results have been outstanding with many of our rail lines opening in 2016-2018. The older neighborhoods have seen many improvements as well as future improvements being prioritized.
As a proud servant to the community he is excited to continue his efforts as Adams County Commissioner.
Please help make this happen.