Rose is a dedicated member of the community who is committed to transparent, accessible government and is accountable to the people she serves. She is a strong fiscal conservative and believes that the role of a commissioner is to create a well-managed, business friendly county that is a responsible steward of the taxpayer’s dollar.Rose is passionate about strengthening the economy of western Colorado. As a Commissioner, Rose’s tenacity resulted in collaboration of innovative economic development programs and policies. Her determination to create a vibrant economy in Mesa County have resulted in assisting securing additional daily, new direct flights to markets that are necessary for continued economic success for the community. Rose continues to be a voice for western Colorado, by working with governmental leaders to support the Jordan Cove project, which will help grow the energy sector of her community. Rose is on the front lines of prospect recruitment and expansions, along with our local economic development partners.
Jeff Kuhr, PhD, is Executive Director of the Mesa County Health Department in Grand Junction, Colo. He has served as a local public health agency director in Nebraska and Colorado for the past 11 years. Kuhr is president of the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, a member of the Colorado Public Health Improvement Steering Committee, the co-facilitator of the Mesa County Health Leadership Consortium and a governor-appointed member of the Colorado State Board of Human Services.
Kuhr holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology and is a master certified health education specialist. His 22 years of experience in public health and health promotion provides a unique perspective on the connection between behavioral health, physical health and population-based prevention strategies.
“Leadership is inspiring people to set high goals and empowering them to reach those goals.”
— Rose Pugliese
DR. JEFF KUHR.
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MCRW HAS INVITED 2 PEOPLE TO SPEAK TO US ABOUT COLORADO STATE HOUSE BILL 1062 WHICH CONCERNS THE FATE OF THE GRAND JUNCTION REGIONAL CENTER. THE STATE WISHES TO SELL IT, BUT IT STILL HAS RESIDENTS WHO HAVE LIVED THERE A LONG TIME. WHERE CAN THEY GO?