Former Mesa County Commissioners Honored

Three well known female leaders in local government are honored at a tree planting ceremony at Mesa County's newest park Friday.

Mesa County's first three female commissioners are on hand today at the soon–to–be open Long Family Memorial Park. They joined in the celebration of the tree planting with current county employees, including current commissioner Tillie Bishop.

Maxine Albers was the first woman to serve as a Mesa County Commissioner. She is joined by former commissioners Doralyn Genova and Kathy Hall. The three women helped guide Mesa County through some of the region's fastest periods of growth and helped make Mesa County what it is today by expanding Walker Field, improving Patterson Road and creating flood districts among dozens of other things.

Each of the three trees honoring the women's accomplishments will be marked with a granite monument. Two classes of Grand Mesa Middle School students helped plant the trees. Long Family Memorial Park is scheduled to be open sometime this summer.