Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden submitted a letter of resignation yesterday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2019, stating that he is resigning his position of County Administrator effective immediately to pursue other opportunities.
Frank worked for Mesa County since 2011 and has served as County Administrator since December 8, 2014. Mr. Whidden succeeded Tom Fisher after Mr. Fisher resigned to pursue another employment opportunity.
Pete Baier, the Mesa County Deputy Administrator Operations/Public Works, is serving as the Acting County Administrator until the Board of County Commissioners determines its plan to replace Mr. Whidden. Pete is a licensed engineer and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Pete has worked as a development engineer, engineering director and public works director during his 23 years working for Mesa County. Pete said he looks forward to continuing to work with the community.
For more information, contact Mesa County Commissioner and Acting Chair Scott McInnis (970) 244-1885.