Emily Hack

Jeffco woman has worked in the county’s Clerk & Recorder’s office for 50 years

Paul Albani-Burgio
palbaniburgio@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 2/5/20

About me I’m a Senior Land Record Specialist. I do some accounts and I work close with the public trustee on releases. And then I oversee and make sure that everything is started OK. So I do …

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Emily Hack

Jeffco woman has worked in the county’s Clerk & Recorder’s office for 50 years

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About me

I’m a Senior Land Record Specialist. I do some accounts and I work close with the public trustee on releases. And then I oversee and make sure that everything is started OK.

So I do cashiering, proofing — whatever needs to be done. I do any recording that comes in and I also write marriage licenses.

Western Slope beginnings

I live in Jefferson County. I’m from Delta on the Western Slope. We moved to Denver the first part of `69 I think. We moved because my husband got a job at Coors and he worked there for 22 years until he got sick.

I started working at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in `70. So, we lived in Denver nine years and then we bought a house in Jefferson County in `77. I just came out and applied and they hired me right away.

I also worked in Delta County three years before I moved here with the county clerk’s office there. Back then, I Just wanted to get a job. So, they hired me for the renewal and license plates in January and then after that they asked me if I wanted to stay in recording so I said yes.

Decades of changes

I like the work. I like all the work with recording. And the customers.

When I first started our office was in downtown Golden by the School of Mines. It was just upstairs and we had a small area for recording and then the front counter we took in documents and wrote marriage licenses standing up. And I remember they’d bring the inmates over in order to get married. We used to do that. (Note: This is no longer done — inmates now are required to do so via absentee affidavits.) After that I remember they moved us down in the basement in the old building so we could have more room and all the records were kept in the vault. Some of the people worked in the vault.

The Clerk and Recorder’s office has changed quite a bit since then. We used to do everything by hand. Tubs full of work and we had to feed them all the same day, put them on record. I remember we had to type for indexing on typewriters. And then it started changing over the years and now we have electronic recording so not as much paperwork.

But in the earlier years, it seems like everything was smoother and we all pitched in and worked together. There’s been a lot of changes. People just worked together and it’s not like it is now. Employees were just more easygoing I think. Maybe they just weren’t as stressed as they are now.

A big fan (and a big cake)

We lived down there by the stadium when we moved here and then we just started getting into the Broncos. I’ve been a Bronco fan ever since. I try to get everything done before the Broncos game.

I have lots of favorite players. Terrell Davis, John Elway, (Steve) Atwater. Now I like Justin Simmons, (Phillip) Lindsay and Von Miller. And hopefully Drew Lock will be good. I’m optimistic about next year. I hope we do better.

The Broncos cake I got for my party was really nice. I sent a picture to my son in Wyoming.

50 years and counting

Everybody’s always asking me when I’m going to retire. My answer to that is that I am day by day now. Some days I think I am ready and some days I’m not. Just have to wait and see. I’ve really enjoyed working here.

If you would like to suggest someone for My Name Is... contact Paul Albani-Burgio at palbani-burgio@coloradocommunitymedia.com

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