Ken Norris has served as the Montrose County Manager since 2014. He served three years as the county’s Facilities Director prior to being appointed as County Manager. Mr. Norris is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Ken received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Prior to moving to the public sector, Mr. Norris had a highly successful private sector career. Ken served as vice president of engineering and executive vice president of Colorado-Ute Electric Association. During this time, Ken oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars of construction as the Project Engineer for the Craig #1 and #2 powerplants as well as Hayden Unit #2. Ken later served as Manager of Engineering for Russell Stover Candies.
Ken has been awarded four patents by the USPTO and has published two books on the patent process. Ken was elected to four consecutive terms as a director of Delta-Montrose Electric Association where he served for 12 years. He has served on at least 15 other boards of directors.