Suzanne Benton Tributeby Representative Scott R. Tipton
Posted on 2014-01-15
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Suzanne Benton, Rio
Grande's County Administrator and the 2013 recipient of the Colorado
County Administrator of the Year Award.
Throughout her distinguished 35-year career as the Rio Grande County Administrator, Mrs. Benton has proved to be a valuable asset and member of her community. In addition to her role as County Administrator, Mrs. Benton has served her community in many ways. She has served on the Del Norte Bank board, assisted with multiple community projects, served the local museum as an interim curator, served on the County Health Pool Board in an interim role, and spent nine years on the Colorado County Technical Services, Inc.'s County Worker Compensation Board.
In addition to her community involvement, Mrs. Benton oversees the county's budget. For many years as the county's finance director, she has managed the budget well despite the numerous challenges that come with declining revenue and increased demand. Without a doubt, her hard work has made the Rio Grande area better community, and she is greatly appreciated.
Each year, the Association of Colorado County Commissioners receives applications from the 64 Counties throughout Colorado to vote on the County Administrator who has shown leadership in their county and community. Mrs. Benton's dedication, hard work and commitment to her community has earned the respect of her peers and makes her a worthy candidate to be named Colorado County Administrator of the Year.
Mr. Speaker, it is an honor to recognize Suzanne Benton. She is an exceptional, hardworking County Administrator whose work has made Rio Grande County a great community, and I thank her for her continued public service.