Friday, December 2, 2016

This Week in Pics

Commissioner Justman tours the Mesa County jail and tests the quality of the food being served to inmates. The Mesa County Commissioners are required by state law to inspect the jail once a year.

Commissioner Rose Pugliese, right, is named “Commissioner of the Year” by Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) at their annual winter conference in Colorado Springs Nov. 29.

Commissioner Pugliese, left, receives “Commissioner of the Year” award by Colorado Counties Inc. 

The Cameo bridge gets new girders; the bridge replacement project is estimated to be completed by next spring. 

DHS Child Welfare team hosts the Colorado State Department of Human Services statewide permanency roundtable discussion at the Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Road.

From left: Connie Mercer and Kylie Mayfield, of the foster care permanency team, help stuff stockings for foster children in Mesa County.

The Foster Care Permanency team hard at work at the annual stocking stuffing for foster children in our community.

From left: Kate Lima, Connie Mercer, Jeff Sheley, Sarah St. Martin, Kylie Mayfield, Laura Kinson help stuff over 120 stockings for foster kids.

Weed & Pest Managment Coordinator Teresa Nees and her predecessor, Melissa Werkmeister, at the Land Resource meeting. 

 Nearly 30 representatives of various county, federal and state agencies meet with Mesa County Commissioners for a Land Resource meeting. 

2016 General Election Canvass

Elections staff members and representatives from the Democratic and Republican parties hand-count ballots to verify the results of the election.

Mesa County Elections officials and representatives from the Democratic and Republican parties hand-count ballots to confirm the results of the election.
The all-seeing eye watches over Compliance Services Courtney Patch as she works.

Open House: 29 Road Pedestrian Underpass

Mesa County will host an open house for residents to learn about the 29 Road Pedestrian Underpass project Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Mesa County Conference Room 40, 200 S. Spruce St. Please join us!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pugliese named “Commissioner of the Year”

Statewide county association honors commissioner for going “above and beyond the call of duty”

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.

County hosts open house for new, expanded Veterans Memorial Park

The community is invited to learn about the proposed design to expand and relocate the Veterans Memorial Park, which will include a stormwater detention area.

The open house aims to share information on the intentions of the project and gather citizen input. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Community Building, 2785 U.S. Hwy 50.

“This project is to reconstruct and enhance the Veterans Memorial Park, to a 9.4-acre multi-purpose lawn space at the Mesa County Fairgrounds,” Mesa County Facilities Director Greg Linza said. “The new park will be the largest green space south of the Colorado River in the Grand Valley.”

Citizens are encouraged to attend the open house and share their thoughts and priorities.

“The Veterans Memorial Park will include a stormwater detention area that will help alleviate flooding in downstream areas of Orchard Mesa,” Mesa County Engineer Daniel Larkin said. “But, the focus of this project is to provide recreational opportunities to a diverse range of users.”