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
"Putting Citizens and Services First"
My intention is to seek election to the office of Saguache County Clerk & Recorder. I was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to this position after the former Clerk retired in early January 2018.
The Clerk & Recorder's office is responsible for the custody and preservation of all documents received for Recording; Motor Vehicle transactions such as titling and registration; Elections; Liquor Licenses; Marriage Licenses and map scanning - to name a few daily operations.
One of my goals for 2018 was to offer Online Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals. That service went live on January 21, 2018.
Another goal related to the Motor Vehicle Department was to process Exempt Military plates. We went live with this service February 1st. All the processing for that service will take place in our office; however, the plates will still be issued by the state.
I am currently negotiating with the State and
the Board of County Commissioners to reinstate Driver License Renewals.
We are bracing for major changes this year from mailing primary ballots to unaffiliated voters for the first time EVER to revamping the Motor Vehicle operations.
We are urging schools to register students to vote and get involved in the community of which they are about become a part.
I would like to complement our team - Jane, Desiree and Ben for their dedication and expertise. They are highly valued. It is unusual to have all the people in one office be so efficient. Best of all, we ALL care. We care about this great state, we care about this beautiful county, we care about our citizens, we care about each other and we care about the direction the Saguache County Clerk & Recorder's office is headed.
My husband, Joe, and I came to Saguache County in 2000. We have eight children, six boys and two girls. All are out of the "nest". Whew! We like outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, horseback riding and hiking. Saguache County will be our home until our names are chiseled in stone.
As far as my experience, I worked in the Clerk & Recorder's office for two years prior to being appointed Clerk. Before that, I worked in county government for 18 years and have other related experience: I was Office Manager for two family owned businesses to include payroll and accounts payable; worked at the Post Office, which by the way, is much more than putting a stamp on an envelope; was Director of the Saguache County Museum of which I am currently a Board Member; Assistant Manager at the local store.
I believe my skills in diversity promote creativity, productivity and growth and enable a broadening of existing concepts. I note several areas where the Clerk's areas of emphasis and my areas of expertise overlap. I am certified in Elections and am trained on the new Dominion Voting System that is in place in most counties in the state.
I have always been community oriented. I was a 4-H leader, a Political Committee Chairperson and Delegate to the National Convention, Community Club officer, National Australian Cattle Dog Club of America Treasurer, Volunteer Firefighter, Rodeo Committee member, member of Colorado Association of Permit Technicians, Inc., member of Saguache County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and a current member of Colorado County Clerk's Association.
Bottom line - I will do whatever it takes to
get the job done! I would sincerely appreciate your support for the
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.