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Public Notice – Selected finalist for the position of County Administrator

Recruitment Timeline

June – TBD

County Administrator position application period.  Position will be open until filled

June 29:

Community event to introduce finalist(s)


Offer extended to the selected candidate and public announcement upon acceptance

Mr. Travis Anderson has been selected as the finalist for the position of County Administrator.

A public event to introduce community members and Montezuma County employees to Mr. Anderson has been scheduled for June 29, 2022.  The event will be held at the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners meeting room (109 West Main Street, Room 250, Cortez) and will begin at 6:00 p.m.

At the event, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about Mr. Anderson and to provide input to decision-makers in the hiring process.  An itinerary for the event is as follows:

  • 6:00 – 6:15 p.m. – Mr. Anderson will introduce himself.
  • 6:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Mr. Anderson will answer questions from attendees. Individuals asking questions will be limited to 1 minute.
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Informal Meet-and-Greet.
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Public Comment. Commenters will be limited to 3 minutes each.

Those unable to attend will be able to watch the live broadcast of the event or a recording on the Montezuma County YouTube channel. 

For questions, please contact Montezuma County Public Information Officer Vicki Shaffer during regular business hours at 970-564-2736.

Travis Anderson Bio

Over the past 31 years, Travis Anderson has served in local government and on executive leadership teams in Colorado. Travis currently serves with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office in Investigations.

As Chief of Police, he was responsible for implementing and supporting high performance services. He facilitated and implemented an organizational change strategy, and ensured stakeholders involvement toward overall quality of life issues.

In addition to his leadership roles, Travis was one of only a few Police Chiefs to obtain Executive Certification through the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. He was appointed as the sole Chief of Police to sit on the Colorado Supreme Court’s Committee on Accreditation of Court programs. Travis was also an invited guest speaker to present information to the Governor’s Office related to Narcotic Task Forces in Colorado. He is a published author in Law and Order Magazine and has written multiple articles for the Colorado Police Protective Association, Colorado Law Enforcement Officer, and the Arizona Deputies Law Enforcement Association.

A graduate of Ashford University, he holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration. In his spare time, Travis enjoys spending time outdoors, going on nature walks with his wife and two dogs, and spending time with friends and family. He is the proud father of 4 adult children. 

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Jim Candelaria (District 1)
Phone: (970) 749-3841
Vice Chairman
Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Phone: (970) 560-1471
Commissioner of Deeds
Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3)
Phone: 970-749-0262
Contact Montezuma County Vice-Chairman, Jim Candelaria  (District 1)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Kent Lindsay (District 2)
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