June 22, 2022 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners are excited to announce that they will be considering appointing Kenny Hodges as the El Paso County Attorney at its upcoming meeting on June 28, 2022.
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.
“I have had the honor of working for El Paso County for a little under a decade, and I cannot verbally express how thankful I am for all the opportunities I have been afforded,” said Hodges. “To identify any position I have held with the County as a “dream job” would be an understatement, as our work here directly impacts our residents’ quality of life. I look forward to returning to the County Attorney’s Office and leading our fantastic team into our organization’s promising future.”
As Assistant County Administrator, Hodges oversees the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Office of Emergency Management, Community Service Department, Facilities, Justice Services, and Economic Development.
Hodges was a County Attorney’s Office member from 2012 to 2019. During his time in the County Attorney’s Office, Hodges took the lead in several transactions, land use matters, and state and federal litigation. He also spearheaded the reorganization of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, worked as the Lead Litigator and as the Sheriff’s legal advisor. Before his time in the County Attorney’s Office, Hodges spent four years in the Colorado Springs City Attorney’s Office. Also, Hodges has worked as a Deputy District Attorney and owned a law firm during his career.
“Kenny will do a fabulous job leading our County Attorney’s Office,” said El Paso County Commissioner and Board Chair Stan VanderWerf. “His reputation and passion for serving are commendable. He has served our organization in multiple roles for the last several years, and we are excited to not only be getting an experienced lawyer but also a good person.”
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 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 go before the Board of El Paso County Commissioners on June 28 for confirmation. After that, 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.