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Commissioner Cozad among those named a 2018 Woman of Distinction

Posted on 04/19/2018
Commissioner Cozad among those named a 2018 Woman of DistinctionSaluting her many achievements in public service, Weld County Commissioner Julie Cozad was named a 2018 Northern Colorado Woman of Distinction by BizWest magazine. She was formally recognized at an awards ceremony this week.

Created in 2009, the Women of Distinction award was created to honor women in Weld and Larimer counties for their achievements in business, philanthropic and government organizations. Eleven women are chosen annually for the award, and Cozad will represent outstanding achievement in the category of government, energy and utilities.

“It is humbling,” Cozad said of the award. “We all do what we do not to be recognized but to do good things for our county and our community as well as to give back by being public servants. Many women in the region are nominated and are doing really great things in the community, so it is an honor to be recognized.”

A northern Colorado resident since 1979, Cozad has consistently been involved in public service. Prior to serving on the Milliken town board from 2006 to 2014 and becoming a county commissioner in 2015, her public service came from taking part in service clubs and donating her time volunteering at different community events.

“I like to be involved,” Cozad said. “I’m a problem solver so I like to be a part of finding solutions to problems. To me, it’s important to go get involved and have your voice be heard.”

Of the many things she’s proud of during her time serving Weld County, Cozad said the work the board has done on various transportation projects — county road 49, Interstate 25, Highway 66, Highway 34 and the Freedom Parkway Coalition — has been especially rewarding.

“We’re very proud of the work commissioner Cozad has done on behalf of our residents,” Weld County Chair Steve Moreno said. “We all strive every day to serve residents in the best way possible and for commissioner Cozad to be recognized is exciting and really well-deserved.”