Friday, January 11, 2019

This Week in Pics

Last Friday afternoon, the Treasurer’s staff accepted the tax warrant and triple checked the figures before opening up our software to collect 2018 taxes due in 2019! As you can see it was EXHAUSTING! Pictured above (clockwise): Mesa County Treasurer Sheila Reiner, Heike Buenning, Amy Bosse and Christine Horner.
Dave Morlan with the Victim Advocate Program talks about why he became a victim advocate for KKCO‘s new story about the program recruiting new members. Visit to learn more.

MCPH Executive Director Jeff Kuhr talks about the MCPH Framework and the Community Health Strategist concept during a quarterly all-staff meeting.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners convened for the first public hearing of 2019 Monday morning. The Board voted Commissioner Pugliese as the new Chair.
Chairwoman of the Board of County Commissioners Rose Pugliese welcomes everyone to the swearing-in ceremony for re-elected and newly elected officials Tuesday morning.

Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis (re-elected) is sworn into office by his sister Municipal Judge Care' McInnis.

Commissioner Scott McInnis signs his oath of office. His term in office ends January of 2023.
Chief Judge Brian Flynn administers Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis' (re-elected) oath of office.

Newly elected Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters is sworn into office by Chief Judge Brian Flynn.
Mesa County Treasurer Sheila Reiner is sworn into office by Chief Judge Brian Flynn Tuesday morning.
Mesa County Assessor Ken Brownlee affirms at the swearing-in ceremony that he will support the Constitution of the United States, the constitution of the State of Colorado, and the laws of the state of Colorado, and will faithfully perform the duties of the office of Mesa County Assessor.

Chief Judge Brian Flynn congratulates newly elected Mesa County Coroner after swearing him into office Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Newly elected Mesa County Surveyor is sworn into office by Chief Judge Brian Flynn.
After Commissioner Scott McInnis (re-elected), Assessor Ken Brownlee (re-elected), Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, Coroner Victor Yahn, Sheriff Matt Lewis (re-elected), Surveyor Scott Thompson and Treasurer Sheila Reiner were sworn into office, a reception was hosted which was open to the public and members of the media to have an opportunity to talk to the electeds.
Welcome aboard and congratulations to all of our Mesa County elected officials!

In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, the Mesa County Employee Association (MCEA) made goodie bags for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office to recognize and thank them for their dedication and unwavering commitment to keep our community safe.
Mesa County Sheriff Office personnel stand alongside members of the MCEA who stopped by to deliver goodie bags filled with treats in honor and recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Captains Art Smith and Don Hendricks receive a token of appreciation from the MCEA for keeping our community safe!

Thank you Mesa County Sheriff's Officers! Pictured above from left to right: Deputy Nick Bouton, PST Catherine Bowers, PST Cody Parmenter, Deputy Troy Jones.
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, left, and her Chief Deputy Clerk Heather Benjamin are working on ways to improve processes and services at the Clerk and Recorders Office.
On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, many of the Clerk and Recorder's staff wore blue to show support! Pictured here: Mary McGrath, Beth Lillie, Amanda Golightly, Heather Benjamin, Tina Peters and Matt Vigil.
The Clerk and Recording team thanks law enforcement officers for keeping our communities safe! Pictured above from left to right: Angelica Jestrovich, Rose Tafoya, Belinda Knisley, and Arna Hoffman.

Elections team members (from left) Becky White, Karen Reiher, Tim Long and Brian Williams show appreciation and support by wearing blue on Wednesday in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Transportation Commissioner Kathy Hall was filmed for the Older, Wiser campaign, encouraging older adults to consider new transportation methods. It will raise the awareness of public transportation options across the Western Slope that all people can use.

This snowman was waiting for Grand Valley Transit Route 6. As soon as he boarded the warm bus the snow melted right off!
MCPH Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program Manager Karla Klemm talks with KKCO 11 News' Megan McNeil about WIC operations during the partial government shutdown. WIC is open, operating as usual and is accepting new clients! Funding is currently available through the end of January.

MCPH Clinic Program Manager investigates a JUUL during the Leadership Team Meeting. The team was given a vaping 101 presentation, this week. The tank in the foreground is also used to vape. Vaping has been declared a youth epidemic. Visit to learn more.

Stephen R. Pyland of AcuDetox of Western Colorado, LLC applies magnets to MCPH Emergency Preparedness & Response Program Specialist Carmen Pipe to help with stress and cravings during a lunch 'n' learn, this week. Many team members partook in the magnets.

Wednesday evening, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters swore in the Citizens on Patrol volunteers with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. These volunteers do VIN checks for her office.

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Year, New Chairwoman

Board of County Commissioners vote Rose Pugliese as the new Chair

Mesa County Commissioner and Chairwoman Rose Pugliese.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners today in public hearing elected Commissioner Rose Pugliese as the 2019 Chairwoman of the Board. Pugliese succeeds Commissioner John Justman, who served as Chairman last year.

“I feel privileged to take the lead in 2019,” Pugliese said.

Mesa County Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Commissioner Pugliese as the Board's Chair for 2019.