June 28, 2022 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners passed a resolution unanimously approving the appointment of Kenneth R. Hodges as County Attorney at the Board of El Paso County Commissioners meeting on June 28.
During the confirmation, Board of El Paso County Commissioners Chair Stan Vanderwerf spoke directly to Hodges. “It has been a pleasure getting to know and working with you for the last five years. We have a great legal staff here at the County, and we need you to take care of them,” said VanderWerf. “The other thing we need you to do is take care of our citizens. I charge you with these two duties, but I am confident you will be able to do both.”
In his new role as County Attorney, Hodges will serve as the Chief Legal Officer of the County and provide legal advice and support to the County Commissioners, non-board elected officials, County Administrator, administrative departments, and appointed advisory boards, committees, and commissions regarding civil matters and human services.
Hodges was joined by his wife, Ina Hodges, as he was confirmed before the board. Hodges thanked his predecessors and previous and current County leadership during the confirmation. “I am so excited and humbled to stand before you today. El Paso County has been the land of opportunity for me,” Hodges said. “If it weren’t for my wife, Ina, I would not have been able to take advantage of all those opportunities afforded me. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing to serve the board and the residents of El Paso County.”
Since June 10, 2019, Kenny Hodges has served as the Assistant County Administrator. In this role, he filled a crucial role during a transition period from the previous County Administrator Amy Folsom to current County Administrator Bret Waters.
Hodges grew up in Colorado Springs and obtained his bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Northern Colorado. He then completed a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming Law School. After that, he began his law career at the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Hodges will officially assume the role on August 1, assuming the responsibilities of Steve Klaffky, who began serving as Interim County Attorney for El Paso County on April 17.