12/06/2006: "End Of An Era"
(Back, L to R: Assessor Paul Dossett, Auditor Si Stephens, Court Clerk Mary Jean Cahail, and Treasure Kathy Turnbull)
The face of government for some decades in San Juan County has been the elected officials shown above. They have been rock solid in winning elections, and have been, to paraphrase Dr. Eisenhower when he once addressed the professors of Columbia University as "employees", the four retiring officials "are the government of San Juan County"! But no more, now there are newly elected officials that will replace them, and they will, over time, become the new faces of county government.
At a well attended ceremony in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, each were thanked and presented with an inscribed desk pen set that acknowledged their years of service to San Juan County.