Former Commissioner Webster Left a Legacy for Generations of Residents

Published on January 16, 2023


It is with a heavy heart that Weld County Government says goodbye to former Weld County Commissioner William “Bill” Webster. Webster, who served as a commissioner from 1990-1998, passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side.

Born in 1932 in Rochester, Minnesota, Webster’s family moved to Weld County early in his life as he attended grade school through high school in Greeley. Upon graduating from Greeley High School, he attended Colorado State University. He left CSU to serve two years in the Army. He returned briefly to the university before leaving again - this time to pursue his passion in livestock operations.

After purchasing and growing his business, Webster went on to become President of the Webster Land & Cattle Co. and Webster Feed Lots., Inc. Webster, a true pioneer in the agricultural industry, put Weld County on the map worldwide for his innovative cattle feeding techniques.

Webster went on to serve as a county commissioner in the 1990s and had a substantial impact on Weld County. He was instrumental in the creation of Two Rivers Parkway, the development of the Weld County Department of Public Works, and the construction of the county’s southwest building. Further, as a founder of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, a former member on the Board of United Way of Weld County, the Greeley Stampede Committee, and the Greeley Planning Commission, Webster has shaped and served the Weld County community in a multitude of ways.  

Webster cared deeply about Weld County, agriculture and education. In fact, he returned to CSU in 2013 to complete his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science at the age of 81.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time, and his contributions to Weld County will be remembered always.

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