About 300 people attended a swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, during which seven elected officials took the oath of office. They were: Assessor Scot Kersgaard; Clerk and Recorder George Stern; District …
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About 300 people attended a swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, during which seven elected officials took the oath of office.
They were: Assessor Scot Kersgaard; Clerk and Recorder George Stern; District Three Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper; Coroner Annette Cannon; Sheriff Jeff Shrader, who was re-elected; Surveyor Bryan Douglass and Treasurer Jerry DiTullio.
Two county commissioner seats and the office of the district attorney were not up for re-election.
The ceremony also included swearing in eight judges: Chris Bachmeyer, Diego G. Hunt and Laura A. Tighe; and the following were sworn in as county court judges: Susan L. Fisch, Mark Randall, Ryan J. Stuart, Thomas Vance and Jean Woodford.
Shrader appointed Patsy Mundell to serve as undersheriff.
First Judicial District Chief Judge Philip McNulty officiated the swearing in for the new elected and appointed officials.
Following the ceremony and a meet-and-greet reception, the first county commissioners' meeting of the year took place at 1 p.m. It was determined that Jeffco Commissioner Libby Szabo will serve as chair and Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe will serve as chair pro-tem for 2019. They will serve in these roles until a successor is appointed in 2020.
Learn more about the offices of the new elected officials:
Assessor Scot Kersgaard
What the office does: Identifies, describes and values all property within Jefferson County.
Clerk and Recorder George Stern
What the office does: Conducts elections, titles and registers vehicles for Jeffco residents, issues marriage licenses, records public documents, processes liquor-license applications and renewals, processes passport applications and serves as clerk to the Board of County Commissioners.
District Three Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper
What the office does: The Board of County Commissioners consists of three commissioners who represent three county districts, though, the commissioners are voted on at large. Dahlkemper will serve alongside District One Commissioner Libby Szabo and District Two Commissioner Casey Tighe. As a board, they study county issues in-depth and vote on policies; promote the safety, health and well-being of the community and act as stewards of Jeffco's resources. In addition, each serves on numerous local, countywide and regional boards
Coroner Annette Cannon
What the office does: Establishes the cause and manner of death for people who die suddenly or unexpectedly, or who are not attended by a physician at the time of death.
Sheriff Jeff Shrader
What the office does: Serves as the chief law enforcement officer for Jefferson County.
Surveyor Bryan Douglass
What the office does: Serves as the official land surveyor of Jefferson County and represents the county in boundary disputes.
Treasurer Jerry DiTullio
What the office does: Collects property taxes, invests funds, disburses money to Jeffco's cities and districts and acts as the county banker.
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