Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.
The Commissioner Concept
The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. Specifically, a commissioner:
- Builds relationships as a "friend to the unit", getting to know the people and character of the leadership team.
- Provides connections to other units, District, Council and national resources.
- Informs with up to date news from the District, Council and National organization.
- Ensures all leaders are trained.
- Offers friendly and timely assitance when challenges arise.
- Is a resource for you!
Commissioner Leadership Team
Work #: 303.795.9754
Cell #: 303.886.8450
Scott Markowitz, Arapahoe District
Cell #: 303.877.0916
Russ Larson, Centennial District
Home #: 303.699.6066
Tim Brackett, Frontier District
Cell #: 720.201.3589
Jason Pettis, Gateway District
Cell #: 720.515.5793
Gary Sanders, Pioneer Trails District
Cell #: 303.514.2227
Steve Yexley, Timberline District
Cell #: 303.506.9210
Mike Zopes, Valley District
Cell #: 720.341.6821
Assistant Council Commissioners
Barb Quatermass, Administration and Training
Cell #: 720.299.1300
Joyce Saitta, Leadership Education & Assistance Programs
Home #: 720.940.5050
Royd Despain, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relationships
Phone #: 303.932.1972
Scott Johnson, Scoutbook Champion
Home #: 303.989.5572
Joy Hawkins, Roundtable
Phone #: 720.989.7567
Dori Hammer, Special Needs
Home #: 303.904.8058
Kent Knight, Venturing
Home #: 303.755.8032
Michael Cottrell, Youth Protection
Phone #: 303.423.9418
Mark Zoller, Information & Communications
Phone #: 303.912.9106
Jerry Benson-Montgomery, Council STEM Lab Guide
Home #: 720.685.7949
Commissioners in the Denver Area Council will find the National Resources link an invaluable site for the tools and information you need to better serve your units. Please check this site often as the events listing below will help keep you up to date on the activities and training sessions for commissioners.
For unit leaders, the Unit Resources page will contain a lot of the information and documents that will help your unit be successful.
For Commissioner Training events, please check here periodically.
Be A Better Commissioner! Advanced Training