County to honor Catherine Robertson
Submitted by Mesa County
After more than 20 years of service to the community, Jan. 3, 2013 will be known as “Catherine Robertson Day.” Local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Manager Catherine Robertson’s’ last day on the job is approaching. In honor of her dedication and collaborative spirit, the Mesa County Board of Commissioners plans to dedicate the day in her name.
“Catherine has fostered a great relationship with Mesa County and local officials,” said Craig Meis, Chair of the Board of Commissioners. “More than 70 percent of the land in our county is owned by the federal government, which makes communication and partnership between the feds and the locals absolutely critical.”
Robertson has guided many important local projects over the years, including the establishment of the McInnis Canyons and Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Areas, and the Bangs Canyon and North Fruita Desert Recreation Areas.
“Mesa County residents will enjoy the results of Catherine’s efforts for generations,” added Commissioner Meis.
Robertson’s work has set the standard for other federal cooperative arrangements in Mesa County, and established collaboration between agencies that is a model for the state.