Monday, May 22, 2017

Commissioners proclaim Emergency Medical Services and Colorado Cattlemen's Association Week, and pay tribute to history

The Mesa County Commissioners this morning gave their approval to several proclamations requested by the community:

Emergency medical services professionals attend the Commissioners' public hearing to accept the Emergency Medical Services Week proclamation, which recognizes the value and accomplishments of EMS providers.

EMS professionals are honored in public hearing for their dedication in providing lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners declares May 21-27, 2017, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Mesa County. The EMS team consists of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters emergency physicians, emergency nurses,  administrators, dispatchers, and others.

Mesa County EMS System Coordinator Mike Hill talks to the Mesa County Commissioners and hearing attendees about the importance of emergency medical services providers and the vital role they play in our community's wellbeing. Emergency medical services providers have traditionally served as the safety net of Mesa County's health care system.

EMS Council Member Kelly Wilkinson, Grand Junction Emergency Manager Gus Hendricks. Palisade Fire Chief Richard Rupp, Grand Junction EMS Chief Sheldon Kier, EMS Council Member Dr. Joe Kupets, Clifton Fire Chief Charles Balke, Mesa County EMS System Coordinator Mike Hill, EMS Council Member Gene Dreyer and Mesa County Emergency Manager Andy Martsolf.

The Board of County Commissioners honored the Colorado Cattlemen's Association on its 150th anniversary. From left, Commissioner John Justman, Commissioner Scott McInnis, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association board member Janie Van Winkle and Commissioner Rose Pugliese.

Janie Van Winkle of Van Winkle Ranch attends the Commissioners' public hearing to accept the proclamation on behalf of the Cattlemen's Association. Van Winkle, a fourth-generation Mesa County rancher, is currently the only woman on the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Board.

Mesa County Commissioner John Justman and Colorado Cattlemen's Association Board of Directors member Janie Van Winkle. 
Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis, left, ECV- Robert Leroy Parker Chapter No. 1889 Chapter Historian Gary Parrott, Commissioner John Justman and Commissioner Rose Pugliese.

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