Elbert County officials give thanks

Holiday is reminder of good things in difficult year

Tabatha Stewart
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 11/23/20

The Elbert County News asked local officials what they are thankful for as the Thanksgiving holiday approached. Here are their answers: Tim Norton Elbert County sheriff As this Thanksgiving season …

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Elbert County officials give thanks

Holiday is reminder of good things in difficult year

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The Elbert County News asked local officials what they are thankful for as the Thanksgiving holiday approached. Here are their answers:

Tim Norton

Elbert County sheriff

As this Thanksgiving season approaches, I am reminded how fortunate I am to serve with such an outstanding group of people. The Elbert County sheriff’s deputies, administrative support staff, and posse are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving the citizens of our county. I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.

Like all law enforcement officers, I am thankful for the support of my family and friends. I appreciate their patience and understanding for all the times I’m called out in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the residents of Elbert County. Your efforts to enhance safety and cooperation with our office helps make our county a great place to live and work. I am thankful for the assistance you provide through the crime tips hotline, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.

My commitment to the citizens of this County has never been stronger. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve. The support you’ve shown to me and the entire Sheriff’s Office during this very difficult and trying year has been overwhelming. Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Steve Hasler

Elizabeth Chief of Police

What can anyone say about this year? It’s been a strange one, and it still gets stranger!!!! But what I am grateful for is I still see blue skies, beautiful mountains and every day, people doing awesome things for other people to make their lives a little better. It’s these little things that we can’t forget to do, because they make such a huge difference. Thanks to everyone who has done something, however small, to make someone’s life a little better.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Grant Thayer

Elbert County commissioner

Thanksgiving is my time to thank all of the citizens of Elbert County for the opportunity to continue to serve as county commissioner. It is my focused commitment that our county government will make every effort to enable each citizen’s future expectations and desired lifestyle. There are over 28,000 citizens in the county, each of which may have a priority viewpoint.

Chris Richardson

Elbert County commissioner

The year 2020 will definitely go down in the history books with an asterisk, but there is still much to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving we can be thankful that though the response to COVID-19 has impacted everyone tremendously, the loss of life and hospitalizations of our citizens has remained low. I am personally thankful to all those that voted to extend my service as a commissioner for another term and the love and support shown by my wife and daughter. In these uncertain times, I urge everyone to take a moment and identify those things that they are thankful for. We are blessed to live in Elbert County.

Megan Vasquez

Mayor of the Town of Elizabeth

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the simple things in life. I have been blessed with good health, my everyday necessities and the love and support from family and friends. 2020 has brought many challenges and obstacles and I pray that we all continue to come together as a community and support one another and our local businesses. May we all remember our daily blessings in the days and year to come. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

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