Monday, June 8, 2015

Mesa County officials attend Colorado Counties Inc. annual conference

Mesa County Commissioners John Justman and Rose Pugliese, along with County Administrator Frank Whidden, joined commissioners and other county officials from 56 counties in Keystone, Colo., June 1-3 for the Colorado Counties Inc. annual conference. 

The three-day conference featured meetings on a variety of issues affecting Colorado counties. Those sessions included economic development and public finance, as well as updates on caregivers, taxation, infused product testing and local land use authority with regard to marijuana. Commissioners also received information on and discussed sharing of services across counties as well as cooperation and coordination relationship opportunities with other local and federal entities.

CCI Board President and Yuma County Commissioner Trent Bushner commented that there was a large number of outstanding and informative sessions for commissioners to attend and participate in. In addition, he said “the networking opportunities and dialogue occurring between county officials across regions of the state was remarkable and invaluable.”

CCI is a non-profit membership association whose purpose is to offer assistance to county commissioners, mayors and council members and to encourage counties to work together on common issues. Governed by a board of directors consisting of eight commissioners from across the state, CCI's focus is on information, education and legislative representation. CCI strives to keep its members up-to-date on issues that directly impact county operations. At the same time, CCI works to present a united voice to the Colorado General Assembly and other government and regulatory bodies.

Follow @MesaCountyRose on Twitter to see what she shared from last week's conference.

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