February 20, 2024 – El Paso County Department of Public Works has selected contractor Elite Surface Infrastructure, Englewood, CO, for the Rex Road and Meridian Road Improvements Project. Construction begins within the next week. The improvements consist of installing a traffic signal, improving sight distance, widening Meridian to four lanes, adding turn lanes on Rex Road…
El Paso County has a population of over 750,000, providing residents with a thriving downtown, family-friendly suburbs, and vast rural expanses. The County is home to eight municipalities, each contributing to the community’s geographic, economic, and social diversity. With mountains to the west, forest to the north, and plains to the east, you can hike, bike, kayak, and explore without ever leaving El Paso County.
El Paso County is a great place to live! We are proud of our community and encourage our residents to partner with us in responsible stewardship. Our resources are available to guide your property ownership journey.
El Paso County is a great place to work and do business! We proudly offer various support services and programs to facilitate successful business in our region, including an award-winning workforce development center!
El Paso County is a great place to explore, engage, and celebrate! We are home to America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak, and our community is often ranked as one of the most beautiful locations in the country.
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El Paso County provides services to the region that no other entity offers. We strive to consistently deliver high-quality, service-focused resources and opportunities that make a difference in our community.
Citizen Connect is a website and mobile app that helps you connect with your local government, access services, and have problems addressed effectively and efficiently. You can track the progress of any request and keep a record of what El Paso County has done to help meet your specific needs
Download the Citizen Connect mobile app or visit CitizenConnect.elpasoco.com to connect directly with your County Commissioner or submit service requests for any road, park, or other issues!
Rex and Meridian Project Information
El Paso County has designed improvements for the Rex Road at Meridian Road Intersection north of Falcon with construction scheduled to begin in early 2024. The improvements consist of installing a traffic signal, improving sight distance, widening Meridian to four lanes and adding turn lanes on Rex with full-depth reconstruction of both Rex and Meridian roads, roadside ditch and stormwater improvements, and utility relocations.
Beyond the Dais
El Paso County lies in east central Colorado and encompasses more than 2,158 square miles. As the most populous county in Colorado, El Paso County has just as many stories to tell as people to tell them. This podcast will endeavor to share those stories.
From local government officials to leaders in the community, Beyond the Dais will step off the elevated platform of the Chamber and shine a spotlight on the people working to make El Paso County a great place to visit, work, and live.
American Rescue Plan Act
On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury launched the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program authorized pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”). ARPA is bringing one-time funding to our State and County that will assist in the recovery of our region.
The State of Colorado received $3.8 billion, and El Paso County received $139,929,837 based on the County’s population. Learn more about El Paso County’s ARPA Funding.
The SBA Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Available for El Paso County businesses and homeowners affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred June 8 – 23. To learn more, visit: https://dhsem.colorado.gov/press-release/sba-to-open-disaster-loan-outreach-centers-in-hugo-kiowa-sterling-and-a-virtual.
The Courier is a monthly publication that is circulated physically and virtually to the residents in our community, informing them of County services, values, events, and stories.
The Courier makes it so that every resident of El Paso County can better understand which government services the county offers and how they can benefit from and be involved in local government initiatives.
This not only helps our residents to better grasp where their tax dollars are spent and how local government works, but it also highlights collaborations and partnerships, informing residents of what is going on in the region.
2024 Budget Information
Pursuant to Colorado law, the Board of County Commissioners must adopt the annual balanced budget by December of each year, by starting the process in October.
El Paso County Elected Officials and County Departments present budget requests and critical needs to the Board of County Commissioners during the annual budget process.