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By David Martin

County employee retires after 38 years


December 9, 2020

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Mark Kot, the county's public lands planner, will retire after spending 38 years with the county. Kot has worked on several initiatives, such as Operation Desert Pride and a growth management plan originally conceived to help create a standardized set of regulations that would foster uniform development on county lands near Green River and Rock Springs.

A 38-year employee of Sweetwater County's land use department will be retiring at the end of the year.

Mark Kot, the county's public lands planner, said he has enjoyed working in various roles at the Sweetwater County Courthouse during his time as an employee. Kot was originally hired in 1983 as an engineer and surveyor. Kot originally came to Rock Springs in 1979, being hired by the Bureau of Land Management as a temporary hydrologist.

"The job was supposed to last four months," Kot said.

Kot, who resided in Winter, Wisc., prior to coming to the county, said he was aware of Rock Springs b...

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