Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mesa County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Many Mesa County Offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 27 - 28, 2014 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All offices will re-open to the public on Monday, December 1, 2014

This two-day closure includes:
  • Commissioners, Treasurer, Assessor, Surveyor (544 Rood Avenue) 
  • Administration offices (544 Rood Avenue) 
  • Attorney's Office (544 Rood Avenue) 
  • Health & Human Services (510 29 1/2 Road) 
  • Motor Vehicle/Recording/Elections/Clerk & Recorder (200 S. Spruce Street) 
  • Motor Vehicle/Clerk & Recorder (3225 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton) 
  • Motor Vehicle/Clerk & Recorder (325 East Aspen Street, Fruita) 
  • Public Works and Planning (200 S. Spruce Street) 
  • Regional Transportation Planning Office (525 S. Sixth Street) 
  • Resource Management (544 Rood Avenue) 
  • Sheriff's Office - Records and Civil Divisions (215 Rice Street) 
  • Workforce Center (512 29 1/2 Road) 
Alternate Closure Dates/Times: 
The following facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and will be open with normal operating hours on Friday, November 28th:
  • District Attorney's Office (125 N. Spruce Street). This includes the Justice Center 
  • Mesa County Animal Services (Coffman Road) 
  • The Mesa County Landfill, Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, Organic Material Composting Facility, and transfer stations 
The closure does NOT include
  • Sheriff's Office - Jail, Patrol, Emergency Services (215 Rice Street)
  • Criminal Justice Services (South Avenue)
Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 17, 2014

Contract signed for new Mesa County Attorney

At public hearing today, the Mesa County Commissioners signed an employment contract with J. Patrick Coleman, who will be taking over the role of Mesa County Attorney on December 1, 2014.

As Mesa County Attorney, Mr. Coleman will report directly to the Board of Commissioners and shall have job responsibilities as outlined in an earlier adopted resolution, and such other as the Board may assign from time to time. The compensation for this position is an annual salary of $140,000.00.

Patrick Coleman has twenty-seven years of legal experience, including ten years representing local governments. Mr. Coleman’s resume and photo were earlier made public when the Commissioners announced his selection as sole finalist for this position. For these details, please refer to

Internal Search for Mesa County Administrator

County Commissioners announce the search process for the next County Administrator will begin within the organization.

The County Commissioners decided in public hearing today that the search for the next County Administrator will open today, and that it will begin with the Commissioners accepting applications from internal Mesa County employees only. The Commissioners each made statements that it is important to them that the employees of Mesa County know that they are valuable and that internal candidates have opportunities for upward growth within the organization.

The Commissioners will accept applications through Sunday, November 23, 2014, and plan to review the applications received during an executive session on Monday, November 24, 2014.

The Commissioners’ goal is to review the interested internal candidates as soon as possible, and to complete the process of appointment to serve as Mesa County’s chief executive officer by December 15, 2014. The vote was unanimous that the committee will be comprised of the Board of County Commissioners and that the job description and salary range and grade remaining as presently defined.

The job description is included below.  Applications are accepted only through the County’s human resources webpage.