Grand County Candidate Questionnaires – Jeanette Marie Luttrell, County Surveyor, candidate

Jeanette Marie Luttrell, Grand County Surveyor, candidate

How long have you lived in Grand County?
Home owner since 2005.

I am a Professional Land Surveyor in Colorado, PLS 38612
I work collaboratively with several professional land surveyors in Grand County. That work has been from small lot surveys to large development sites.
I am a sub-contractor for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) maintaining the State Surveyor’s Monument Records for the last 3 years, insuring the records are readily available.
I have worked for Chaffee, Montrose & Grand County Assessor offices as the deed clerk and cartographer, helping the G.I.S. (Geographic Information System) and planning departments stay current with new development mapping.
I have worked as a Surveyor/ G.I.S. Coordinator for the City of Alamosa’s Public works department.
I have worked with several software programs including Auto desk and esri G.I.S..
I stay current with State Statues and Board Rules concerning Land Surveying.
Why do you want this office?
I know I can make researching land surveys a lot easier. I can help county departments and government entities make Data Driven decisions by enhancing the organization of such surveys. I see simple things that can be done to help surveyors in this county find the information that could save time. Bottom line, it is to protect the health, safety, welfare and preserve the property rights of the public.

What is your political affiliation, and what your
core political beliefs?

I am an unaffiliated candidate and believe the County Surveyor should be unbiased. I will exercise independent professional judgment. I believe in research and facts to help with decision making. I believe in ethics, honesty, respect and humility.

What are the biggest issues facing the office you are seeking?
I find it difficult to find Land Survey Deposits, either online or at the county surveyors’ office.
A big issue that has a simple solution, data management.

What would your first short-term goals be if elected?
I will clean up the Plat Index data base so we can find a Land Survey Deposits by Section, Township & Range.
I will have a system for reporting errors in the plat index list.
Easy access to all County Land Survey Records.
Consistent availability and response to the public’s inquiries.

What long-term goals would you have for the office if elected?
I want to use G.I.S. to create an outer boundary of each subdivision so we can see the roads that are in that subdivision. Protecting the public rights-of way would be a high priority.
Mapping the location of a Land Survey Deposits using G.I.S.

What ideas do you have for developing Grand County’s economy?
Time is money! All development starts with a properly executed land survey. Land surveying is the foundation of development planning and growth. By having the land survey records well organized and easily accessible, it will save time and money to those sources that are looking to invest in Grand County.
I will make land surveys, road rights-of way, annexations and county owned property information easier to find and help the local professional land surveyors by answering questions in a timely manner.

What would you like voters to know about you?
I am motivated! I can share my knowledge of researching public data.
My husband of 20 years is a Profession Land Surveyor.
He has both of his children and their families here in Grand County.
I am a Colorado native and love Grand County.
I want to be your next Grand County Surveyor!

Please VOTE Jeanette Marie Luttrell Grand County Surveyor
Contact information –

Jeanette Luttrell

The 2018 Grand County elections will see contenders for Grand Commissioner District 3, Grand County Clerk and Recorder and Surveyor. In the race for Commissioner incumbent, Kristen Manguso is being challenged by William Thompson. For Clerk and Recorder, Martin Woros is challenging incumbent Sara Rosene. Lastly, Surveyor Warren Ward is being challenged by Jeanette Lautrell. For purposes of this questionnaire, the incumbent is presented first.

It is also an election for the offices of Grand County Treasurer, Grand County Sheriff, and Grand County Coroner but no other candidates came forward to run for those offices.

The mail-in ballots will be sent on October 15 and can be returned at a variety of locations around the county, County controlled drop boxes are in the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby Town Hall, Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser, and Grand Lake Town Hall. They can also be dropped personally at the Grand County Administration Building during business hours and on Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. On election day, Tuesday, November 6, ballots can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.