County Administrator

The Montezuma County Administrator reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners, implements policies, and prepares the county budget as the Budget Officer

The County Administrator reports directly to the three-member Board of Commissioners and serves as a chief executive for the organization. The administrator position is non-political in nature. The administrator guides day-to-day operations of the county government, in accordance with the policies, goals, and objectives established by the elected Board of Commissioners.

The County Administrator is responsible for:
  • Preparing the county budget as the Budget Officer
  • Annual mill levy certification
  • Providing the Board of County Commissioners with the information they need for making decisions
  • Implementing policies adopted and approved by the Board of County Commissioners
  • Acting as a liaison between the Board of County Commissioners and other county departments, governmental entities, and the business community
  • Managing and supervising the following departments:
    • Federal Lands
    • Fairgrounds
    • GIS & Mapping
    • Grounds and Buildings
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • IT Department
    • Landfill
    • Planning and Zoning
    • Public Health Agency
    • Public Transportation
    • Road and Bridge
    • Weed Program
    • Senior Services
    • Social Services
    • Veterans Services
County Administration

Montezuma County Admin
109 West Main Street, Room 260
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: (970) 565-8317
FAX: (970) 565-3420
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

County Administrator

Shak Powers
Contact Montezuma County Administrator