Retiring county Administrator Ruth Dillon honors county staff; staff honors her back

Ruth Dillon elbow-bumps Andrea Brand, the director of Sand Flats Recreation Area, after reading what Brand said were her top accomplishments in the seven years she worked with Dillon. Photo by Carter Pape
Ruth Dillon elbow-bumps Andrea Brand, the director of Sand Flats Recreation Area, after reading what Brand said were her top accomplishments in the seven years she worked with Dillon. Photo by Carter Pape

In her final meeting with the Grand County Council, outgoing County Administrator Ruth Dillon honored the 13 supervisors of Grand County departments and operations that she has overseen by reading what they shared as their top accomplishments over the seven years they worked under her at the county.

Dillon’s last day was scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13, making the Feb. 3 meeting her last as a county employee. She said she had attended more than 400 of the meetings.

Dillon opted to elbow bump each supervisor rather than shaking hands amid concerns about COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that began spreading globally in recent weeks. Dillon gifted each of the supervisors at the meeting with a flash drive. The gift was “for the memories,” she said.

Dillon elbow-bumps Andrea Brand, the director of Sand Flats Recreation Area, after reading what Brand said were her top accomplishments in the seven years she worked with Dillon. Photo by Carter Pape