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DHS Director Honored by State

Tom Massey, deputy executive director for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, right, presents a certificate to Steve Clifton, Fremont County Department of Human Services Director. (Photo courtesy Carie Canterbury, Cañon City Daily Record)

Long-time Fremont County Department of Human Services Director Steve Clifton recently received high recognition from the state.

“Fremont County is always at the very top,” said Tom Massey, deputy executive director for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance. “Steve and his team always leads the state in the metrics we use to measure all the good work he and his staff do. We always appreciate his cooperation and collaboration.”

Massey presented Clifton with a certificate honoring “his dedication and hard work serving the residents of Fremont County and representing the interests of human service agencies statewide for the greater good of all Coloradans.” It was signed by Susan Birch, executive director, HCPF.

Clifton accepted the certificate on behalf of his staff.

“From the front desk to eligibility staff to supervisors, they all work very diligently to get these things done promptly,” he said. “They are the ones who do all the work.”

The presentation was made during the annual Executive Directors Meeting on May 18. The Fremont County Department of Human Services hosts the event to allow state officials to tour local offices and meet with staff to share legislative and other updates.

Other state officials present included Jerene Petersen, the deputy executive director for CDHS, and Anne-Marie Braga, director of Local Public Health Partnerships, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Fremont County Commissioners Debbie Bell, Tim Payne and Dwayne McFall, County Manager Sunny Bryant, and County Department of Public Health Director Rick Miklich also attended.