Brent Romick – Routt County Commissioner District 1 Candidate

March 19, 2024
Contact:   Brent Romick
Title:          Routt County Commissioner District 1 Republican Candidate
Phone:      (970) 846-3618

Brent Romick – Routt County Commissioner District 1 Republican Candidate:  Proven Experience Delivering Value to Routt County Communities, Culture, and the Environment.

Steamboat Springs, CO – Routt County Republicans are excited to announce the candidacy of Brent Romick, a six decade Routt County resident, for District 1 Routt County Commissioner.  Brent has been a stalwart champion of Routt County promoting proper land use, business, agriculture, programs and activities that make Routt County legendary.  Brent was an early participant and competitor in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and the co-founder of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series.   Brent’s resume includes many more contributions to Routt County that qualify him as the best candidate to represent Routt County voters in order to manage thoughtful growth, transportation, open space and much needed infrastructure improvements.

Brent opened Romick Realty in 1981 and later started Romick Signature Developments which became Routt County’s pioneer in ranch preservation. As one of his first public related real estate transactions, he assisted Robert W. Adams with a land exchange which made Fish Creek Falls a public property. Brent was also instrumental in successfully implementing a transfer of development rights and contributed significantly to the Land Preservation Subdivision (LPS) process. These land use tools help protect environmental resources, agricultural land, and other sensitive wildlife areas in Routt County.  Brent also served on the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Board. His volunteer efforts helped yield a recreational bond issue to advance the master plan at Howelsen Hill.  In recognition of Brent, the Steamboat Springs city council named the rodeo arena, Brent A. Romick Arena, in 1990.

In the early 2000’s, Brent and his wife, Joan, implemented a master plan for the 20,000-acre Wolf Mountain Ranch. The plan included a conservation easement on 85 percent of the ranch which took nearly a decade to complete. The easement beneficiaries include The Nature Conservancy and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The final phase of the plan applied the largest Colorado Parks and Wildlife grant in Colorado history at the time. The cooperative effort with other conservationists has since grown to over 50,000 acres of perpetual conservation easements in the Ranch’s vicinity, designed to protect habitat and wildlife into perpetuity.

In 2007 at Wolf Mountain Ranch, the Romick’s put together a “water team” which included attorneys, engineers, hydrologists, and field collection staff to file multi-level water rights and included surface irrigation, spring filings, jurisdictional storage, registration, and water use plan of more than 220 livestock water tanks. In 2010, they also oversaw the mineral development plan that resulted in the most innovative surface use agreement ever negotiated in Routt County. This protected sensitive grouse habitat acreage by using targeted drilling sites. When the project ended, the Romick team oversaw the restoration and mitigation efforts to restore the landscape. More recently at Wolf Mountain Ranch, Brent has worked with the Colorado State Forest Department to create the first private ranch wildfire mitigation and forest management plan in Routt County.

As your District 1 Routt County Commissioner, Brent Romick will apply this same track record to bring solutions that tackle affordable and entry level housing by implementing smart growth principles, helping to deliver a regional transportation authority, and avoiding class discrimination through diversified housing types in designated growth areas. He will fight to protect private property rights and aggressively address animal-based agricultural challenges. He will stop regulatory overreach and defend private property rights while also promoting the benefits of agritourism, smart growth and the preservation of Routt County’s western lifestyle.

Brent’s message is clear, “I have been involved with city and county government throughout my professional real estate consulting and ranching career. Bottom line, I have a proven track record of getting difficult projects completed and pride myself in producing positive results through strong partnerships and innovative collaboration to benefit Routt County. After nearly six decades of proven experience delivering value to our community, culture, and the environment, I have the know-how and vision to help restore and maintain what truly makes Routt County a gem of Colorado.”


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