Moffat County attorney submits resignation
March 6, 2012
At its regular meeting today, the Moffat County Commission:
• Approved, 2-0, a $72,707 purchase of three Ford trucks for the road and bridge department.
• Approved, 2-0, waiving the $275 rental fee for the Moffat County Fairgrounds to bring the Rocky Mountain Bronc Riders Association to Craig on June 9.
• Approved, 2-0, a Moffat County High School Student Council request to declare April as Seatbelt Awareness month in Moffat County.
— Commissioner Audrey Danner was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.
Lynette Running, Moffat County's human resources director, submitted a request Tuesday to the Moffat County Commission to begin advertising for a new county attorney.
Jeremy Snow, who has been county attorney since May 2010, has submitted his resignation.
He cited "personal, family reasons" for the decision.
"Jeremy is a good attorney," commissioner Tom Mathers said. "He just has some changes in his life and needs to move on."
Commissioners approved the personnel requisition, 2-0.
However, because commissioner Audrey Danner was absent from Tuesday's meeting, the commission decided to hold off publishing the position for a week to allow Snow, Running, Department of Social Services Director Marie Peer, and the commissioners to host a workshop to update the job description.
Moffat County shares its' attorney with Social Services, Mathers said.
"We loan our attorney to social services," he said. "We recently realized they have been taking a lot more of his time than we thought and we need to sit down together to define what that relationship should look like moving forward."
Snow, a native of Vernal, Utah and a 2005 graduate of Harvard Law School, said he is relocating to the Salt Lake City area to be closer to family.
His final day will be sometime in mid-May.
Snow decided on May because he wants to give the county plenty of time to find his replacement and, if possible, stay on board for a while to ensure a smooth transition.
He expects to be a part of the hiring process, but Snow said Tuesday he does not have a specific replacement in mind.
"I expect I will be involved in the process, but ultimately that will be the decision of the county commissioners," Snow said.
Snow's legal career began in December 2006 in Moffat County when he was hired as a prosecutor for the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Craig.
During his time with the D.A.'s office, Snow participated in a number of high-profile cases, including the prosecution of Rodney Culverwell, who was convicted in 2008 of willful destruction of wildlife, and Terry Hankins, who was convicted of first-degree murder of his wife, Cynthia.