Assessor's staff earns recognition

By Hank Lohmeyer

The county commissioners on Monday recognized Jolene George, senior commercial appraiser for the county assessor's office, for exemplary work performance.

Other members of the staff were recognized for their effort as well.

George was presented with a $500 bonus for work that county assessor Debbie Griffith called an example of "a tremendous asset that deserves recognition."

Griffith noted in a letter of commendation that while being employed by the county, George has earned a college degree, has met the education and experience requirements to become a Colorado certified general appraiser, has received unheard-of praise from the Colorado Board of Real Estate appraisers, and has mentored all of her colleagues in the department's work.

Griffith also noted George's "professionalism, accuracy, and excellent customer service."

During the recognition at the Board of County Commissioners' regular meeting Monday, commissioners took the opportunity to recognize the entire assessor's office staff for work and effort during the recent property re-evaluation process. Members of the assessor's staff are chief deputy appraiser Cindy Altenbern, Jody Turk, Mark Lindley, Audrey Conner, Jessie Houghton, Debbie Sanders, Marcia Melvin, Vivian Laurita and Melinda Wetterich.