Moran sworn in as Mesa County Public Trustee
By Tim Merris -
Mesa County’s new Public Trustee, Mike Moran, was sworn in at the Mesa County Judicial Center by Judge Brian Flynn, Thursday, Nov. 1.
Moran then swore in Sharon Ener as his Chief Deputy Public Trustee and Shawna Palella as Deputy Public Trustee.
Moran was accompanied by his wife Barbara and his youngest daughter, Mandy. His oldest daughter, Makayla, started school early and was unable to attend.
Also joining Moran for the ceremony were his mother, Jackie, his father Pat, and Mesa County Deputy District Attorney, Trish Mahre who is Moran’s sister.
Moran when asked what it meant to him to be sworn in as the new Public Trustee stated “I’m looking forward to taking the office of Public Trustee and continuing on with the duties as a neutral party between lenders and borrowers and I will be working to
set up our new location at 544 Rood starting today.” He went on to say “it’s a unique role in the United States because Colorado is the only state that has a Public Trustee and a role I think it is to the benefit of both lenders and borrowers.”
Moran also stated “there are a few things I have to do and one is to create an annual budget which I’ll be working on right away. Two is we report quarterly to the County Commissioner which I will be working on as well and three, we also put out notices to the public about foreclosures . I’ll start the process for the bidding for putting those notices out.”
Moran grew up in Grand Junction and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1983. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1988 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1991. At Georgetown, he served as editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s international environmental law review.
He went on to serve as a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 42nd District from 2009 to 2010
Moran is admitted to practice in Colorado and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. District Court for Colorado and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Mesa County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Mesa County Water Association and the Colorado Water Congress.