November 29, 2023 - Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry was recognized last night with the Distinguished Service Award by Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) at the CCI annual conference.
“Commissioner Chandler-Henry avoids the limelight,” said fellow commissioners Matt Scherr and Jeanne McQueeney in their award nomination. “Instead she works towards a positive outcome for everyone. For those of us fortunate enough to witness her selfless style, we learn to find common ground before we find difference, to speak with purpose, not for effect, and to forge relationships before victories.”
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a commissioner whose work extends beyond the county level and ultimately benefits all Colorado counties. In addition to her tireless work as an Eagle County Commissioner, Chandler-Henry serves in statewide leadership positions addressing critical concerns such as drought, water quality, public lands, and economic resiliency.
The Distinguished Service Award focuses on both quality and length of service. In determining the recipient of this award each year, the Awards Committee looks at the length of service as a commissioner and their contributions over time. The recipient of this award is someone who regularly and unselfishly devotes her time and energy to the "greater good" whether that is in her county, region, or throughout the state. The commissioner receiving the CCI Distinguished Service Award is universally recognized for unselfish service and often "sets the standard" by which accomplishments and commitment are measured.
Governed by a board of directors consisting of eight commissioners from across the state, CCI focuses on information, education, and legislative representation. CCI strives to keep member counties up-to-date on issues that directly impact county operations. At the same time, CCI works to present a united voice to the Colorado General Assembly and other government and regulatory bodies to help shape the future.