The Colorado County Clerks Association today honored an elections administrator known to greet challenging tasks with an “OK boss, we’ve got this” mantra.
Erin Hutchins was nominated for the Michelle Burton Excellence in Elections Service Award by her boss, La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker.
“Erin’s passion for elections is profound. She loves the challenge and is always willing to take on more,” Parker wrote in her nominating letter to Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon, president of the clerks association.
The award honors “those who demonstrate love and extra devotion to the election process.” The other finalists were from Weld and Larimer counties.
“This year we are implementing a new recording system, election system and redistricting,” Parker wrote. “Erin is involved with all of these projects. She never complains about working additional hours or skipping lunch. She will say, ‘OK boss, we’ve got this!'”
The presentation was made at the Colorado County Clerks Association’s summer conference in Snowmass Village, which ends Wednesday.
An emotional Parker accepted the award for Hutchins, who was too busy to attend the conference.