CONNIE A. TRUJILLO
Saguache County Treasurer
Connie A. Trujillo was born in Del Norte Colorado and was raised in Center where she still resides. She has a 24 year old son, Jacob, who recently graduated from Adams State College.
She graduated from Center High School and then attended Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. After college, Connie worked for a dentist in Del Norte for a couple of years and then went to work for The First National Bank of Center. She quickly went from working as a bank teller to becoming the bookkeeping supervisor.
After 12 years in banking she was approached about running for Saguache County Treasurer, at the time Gladys Hazard was retiring. Since that time, Connie has attended numerous hours of classes and became accredited in her duties as County Treasurer. This was accomplished through Colorado State College. She continues to meet her recertification duties through Mesa State College. Along with the duties of Saguache County Treasurer, come the duties of Public Trustee. The Public Trustee handles all foreclosures and releases on Deeds of Trust.
"The past seventeen years have been a very rewarding experience for me. I have met so many wonderful, interesting people and have learned so much. Each year the laws change in all areas of government and how we process our work. My job continues to interest and challenge me daily. I feel extremely blessed to not only live in the beautiful County, but also to be able to serve the citizens of Saguache County. I wish to publicly thank each citizen of the county who has believed in me, supported me, and know that I will continue my best to serve each of you."
Connie has served as district
chairman for the Colorado County Treasurer's Association, is an active
member of the GIS-GPS board, the Colorado County Treasurer's Association,
Public Trustee's Association, as well as a Colorado Notary Public.
Saguache County Clerk
The November 2013 election was a very welcome opportunity for a good test run in preparation for the 2014 election activities. With great attention to detail and transparency, all systems worked as they should. Results were posted by 8:00 on election night. We were all home by 9:00. I don't believe this has happened in this county for probably a few decades. Much appreciation is due to the many citizens who assisted us with the numerous functions in achieving a successful election. I remain committed to continuing to improve this process with the hope of regaining the confidence of voters and non voters alike in Saguache County elections.
We continue to improve the daily operations for the many other required functions of the clerk as well. This includes the recording and preservation of all public records and documents. Currently we are in the process of cleaning and reorganizing the two vaults we have in the courthouse for storage of books and records dating to the earliest days of the county. Also, with the cooperation of the Saguache Abstract Office, we are in the process of transferring records from more than 150 books that were transferred onto now obsolete and deteriorating devices a number of years ago. This project is an extensive, long term effort that will result in these records being electronically recorded into the clerk's current system. I am committed to this project, as well, and will continue to work with our recording system vendor to recover these records. We are also in the process of replacing and updating the recording computer system.
We continue to update the motor vehicle side of the office. This includes relocating our Center office to a more convenient location in the county-owned Haskin Building on Worth Street.
It has certainly been a busy two years. There
have been some significant changes in my personal life. However, I
am in the office almost every day. I wait on customers at the counter,
answer the phone, respond to emails, attend conferences and trainings,
and attend to the many administrative responsibilities as well. I
remain committed to the office and to the citizens of this County
and am honored and humbled to serve as Clerk and Recorder for another
Saguache County Sheriff
Prior to being elected Sheriff in November of 2014 Dan was employed with the Saguache County Sheriff's Office for over 17 years and was the undersheriff for 9 years of this time. He had been a Sergeant and a Lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office. He was also employed by the Center Police Department for 9 months, 4 of those months as their interim Chief while they looked for a new Chief of Police.
Dan believes that Saguache County deserves to have "Prompt and Professional Service" from their Law Enforcement/Peace Keepers and has pledged to do everything possible to provide that and believes that everyone should be held accountable for their actions.
Dan embraces the concept, that together the Citizens and Law Enforcement can and will work together for a better place to live.