Montrose, COLO.— In a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the board and Manager Norris mutually agreed to end the contract with County Manager Ken Norris.
“We are extremely grateful to Ken for his dedication, expertise, and positive attitude over the past seven years,” said Board Chair Sue Hansen. “Ken was and remains a local government professional and influential community member. His high level of skills and expertise, along with an impressive background, have helped make Montrose County a leader on the western slope. Moving forward, we look to build on that foundation and continue to innovate and grow.”
Norris has been with Montrose County since 2010. He served three years as the county’s Facilities Director prior to an appointment to County Manager in 2014. As a licensed Professional Engineer, Norris brought a wealth of experience as the former Vice President of Engineering and Executive Vice President of Colorado-Ute Electric Association. His experience has been invaluable and saved the county a significant amount of money as the county navigated through both the event center, public works facilities, and more.
Per the contract, the county is responsible for one year of severance and benefits for Mr. Norris’ position. Deputy County Manager Jon Waschbusch will serve as Interim County Manager.