In his eighth and final year as a Rio Blanco County commissioner, Shawn Bolton received the Distinguished Service Award from Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) at the association’s Winter Conference in Colorado Springs last month. The award is given to a commissioner who has demonstrated length of service as a commissioner and contributions to CCI.
A statement from CCI’s interim director, Kristin Dunn, states “The Distinguished Service Award focuses on both quality and length of service. In determining the recipient of this award each year, the Awards Committee looks at length of service as a commissioner and their contributions to CCI over time. Generally speaking, the award recipient has a long tenure in county government and other public service and has served on numerous CCI committees and task forces. In addition, the recipient regularly and unselfishly devotes his or her time and energy to the “greater good” whether that is in his or her county, region or throughout the state. The commissioner receiving the CCI Distinguished Service Award is universally recognized for unselfish service and often “sets the standard” by which we can all measure our accomplishments and commitment.