DA-elect moves forward with advisory committee | CraigDailyPress.com

DA-elect moves forward with advisory committee

Lois Wymore

Although Colleen Truden, the newly elected district attorney for the 9th Judicial District, won’t officially take office until January, she thinks it is not too early to move forward on some of her campaign promises.

“I promised to change the DA’s office to serve the citizens better,” Truden said. “This is a start in that direction.”

On Nov. 5, Truden formed an advisory council of law enforcement officials, professionals, business owners and residents. The purpose of the council is to identify the needs and major issues confronting the DA’s office.

Members agreed to be on the council and will report back to Truden before she begins her term as district attorney.

“They will look at organization from the top to the bottom and present their findings and recommendations prior to my taking office,” she said.

The law enforcement professionals who agreed to be part of the council are : Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario, Pitkin County Deputy Sheriff Marie Munday, Rangely police Chief Flint Chambers, Aspen police Chief Loren Ryerson, and Rifle police Chief Daryl Meisner.

Business owners and residents include John Collins of Glenwood Springs, Anthony Hershey of Aspen, Kenneth Jaynes of Glenwood Springs, Diana Lawrence of Parachute, Mike Fattor of Glenwood Springs, Ross Talbott of New Castle and Peter Jaycox of Glenwood Springs.

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