The staff of Delta County Health and Human Services Department has been honored with state awards for distinguished performance during 2015.
The awards came as recognition from the Colorado Department of Human Services during state conventions held June 6-8.
"Virtually every area in the department received recognition," said department director Chuck Lemoine, adding, "Well done!"
County commissioner Bruce Hovde, who attended the meeting in Steamboat Springs where the awards were given, said that a large room full of HHS directors and state officials stood and applauded when the award was announced. One of the awards, for child support assistance, was presented in Breckenridge.
Lemoine said the department staff members received framed certificates, and also mounted plaques signifying their work excellence.
Staff members in the following areas of county human services were recognized for their work: adult protection, child protection, child support services, child care, Colorado Works, food assistance, adult long-term care, and the low income energy assistance program (LEAP).
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.