The City of Cortez would like to welcome Jeremy Patton as our new Cortez Airport Manager. His first day was yesterday and has succeeded Russ Machen, who retired after 41 years of service to the City of Cortez.Patton is a native of New Mexico, with a varied background in aviation, trades, and firefighting/ems. He and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors with their dogs and traveling when they have the time. They love this area of Colorado and look forward to getting to know the community.“We are excited that Jeremy is on board to take over operations of the Cortez Airport and help it grow in the future. We feel that Jeremy will be a great addition to our community and welcome him and his family to Cortez.” City Manager John Dougherty said. Jeremy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-565-7458. Welcome Jeremy!