Ouray County Administrator. “A Balancing Act” April 21, 2015
By Kathryn R. Burke
Connie Hunt comes from a family of eight, so learning to balance people, tasks, and time comes naturally. And with a background of nine years in banking, 25 consecutive years in county administration, and a masters degree in public administration, Hunt understands how to balance people and politics.
“When you work for a small county, like Ouray, you wear a lot of hats,” she explains. “Larger counties have a separate department to manage most of the things I do, but here, I do it all: finance, budgeting, grant writing, policy administration, long-range planning, and supervision of nine different departments.
What does she like best about her job? “All of it!” she says. “I like to create new ways of doing things. I like the challenge and I like to help people. My background in banking gave me financial skills at the upper end, and the years in public administration have helped hone my organizational skills and human resource management.”
Hunt believes teamwork is the backbone of a good, solid organization. “The right people will do the right things and deliver the best results.
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WCOC Monthly meetings are held from 1-3 pm on the third Tuesday every month in the San Juan Room of the Ouray Community Center. Regular meetings for 2014-15 feature “Uncommon Women: Uncommon Lives, Part IV” with guest speakers who have interesting and unusual occupations for a woman. The public is welcome. Click here to view the list of past and future guest speakers.