Whitney retires: ‘Very much a team player’

Photo by Doug McMurdo

Grand County Administrator Ruth Dillon speaks fondly of Jeff Whitney, the county’s longtime chief building official and its floodplain administrator, who has retired after 30 years. Dillon presented Whitney with a plaque Tueday, and the Grand County Council and audience members gave him a standing ovation.

Dillon said Whitney was “a stickler” for following every facet of the building codes, that he made marked improvement in the way the department provides customer service as a “one-stop shop,” and that over the years he proved himself to be “very much a team player.”