Attorney Aaron Clay is beginning his transition to retirement by resigning as legal counsel for Delta County Memorial Hospital and Delta County Joint School District. After conducting separate searches and interviewing prospective replacements, both entities selected Julie Huffman, who joined Clay & Dodson in February 2017. Huffman is a graduate of Cortez High School and the University of Northern Colorado. She obtained her law degree from Salmon P. Chase School of Law in Kentucky nine years ago. She practiced family law and is broadening her knowledge to broader civil matters.
Clay represented DCMH for nine years and has worked with the school district for 38 years, first in association with Jim Briscoe and then full-time since 1988.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.