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Janet Hruby tapped to lead Routt County Road and Bridge Department

Hruby currently serves as the interim Public Works director for Steamboat

— A veteran city of Steamboat Springs employee has been tapped to lead Routt County’s Road and Bridge Department.

County Manager Tom Sullivan on Tuesday announced that he has hired Janet Hruby, who currently is Steamboat’s interim Public Works director, to serve as Road and Bridge director.

Hruby started working for the city in 2004 as a senior engineer. She was named assistant Public Works director in 2010.

Sullivan said Hruby’s engineering experience, which spans more than a decade, will make it easy for her to hit the ground running as the leader of the county’s largest department.

"Janet really stood above the rest of the applicants because of her current experience as assistant Public Works director," he said. "She had glowing references. She’s a can-do person."

According to her new contract, Hruby will make $87,984 annually in her county role. Her salary will increase to $90,688 after six months and a successful performance review.

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The Routt County Board of Commissioners approved Hruby’s salary Tuesday morning.

Hruby has a master’s degree in civil engineering and is a certified professional engineer for the state of Colorado, according to her resume. She also has more than 13 years of engineering experience in the public and private sectors.

She will start her new role Sept. 19.

"I wish she was starting tomorrow," Sullivan said. "I’m very excited to have her on board."

Sullivan has been serving as the director of the Road and Bridge department since longtime director Paul Draper was demoted to assistant director in April.

Draper was dismissed by the county in June. A grievance committee and the Board of Commissioners upheld Draper’s dismissal.

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