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Cozzette Retires after 31 Years at Human Services

The Fremont County Board of Commissioners adopted a special resolution noting the accomplishments of Richard Cozzette during his 31 year tenure at the Department of Human Services. The formal presentation was made at the October 23rd board meeting.

Richard Cozzette, an integral part of the management team at the Fremont County Department of Human Services (DHS), officially retired from his duties on October 26th after more than 31 years of service.   Cozzette started work with DHS on April 1, 1980.   The Fremont County Board of Commissioners approved a special resolution honoring Cozzette for his three decades of service to the county.   The resolution noted that Cozzette was instrumental in the design and development of the building that now houses the Department of Human Services, a building that was previously dedicated in his name.

The Commissioners noted in the resolution and in remarks during the October 23rd presentation that Cozzette provided leadership serving as a liaison for Colorado counties in implementing the Colorado Benefits Management System several years ago throughout the state.   That leadership served as the key communications component between county Human Services offices and the Colorado Department of Human Services in modeling how the comprehensive program was adapted for daily use by Human Services employees and citizens receiving their benefits.