This afternoon Gov. Hickenlooper announced the appointment of Patrick Willits to serve as Ouray’s County Commissioner for District 3. Willits fills the position that was vacated by Heidi Albritton who resigned on Aug. 14th. Willits, who has been registered as an Unaffiliated voter since 2011, is currently the executive director of The Trust for Land Restoration, a position he has held since 1999. He previously has served as Mayor of the Town of Ridgway and as a San Miguel River Ranger for the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.