GRAND JUNCTION. Colo. — Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese was honored as “Commissioner of the Year” by Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) at their annual winter conference in Colorado Springs Nov. 29.
CCI is a non-profit association that brings all 64 Colorado counties together to work on shared issues. The award recognizes a commissioner who has gone beyond their county level to spend additional time working for the good of all counties and their constituents.
“I am humbled and honored to have received this award. We have so many incredible commissioners all across the state, and we do great work for our counties together,” Pugliese said. “I am so fortunate to be able to serve Mesa County on a statewide level and be a strong voice for our county issues.”
Award recipients are determined by voting CCI members and are ultimately selected by CCI’s board of directors.
“Rose has won the heart of her peers with her contagious enthusiasm,” 2015 Commissioner of the Year Steve Johnson said. “She has shown tremendous leadership in so many different areas, not the least being economic development.”
Commissioner Pugliese is the first Mesa County Commissioner to be honored with this award.