El Paso County seeks volunteers for Planning Commission – Applications due July 30

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by July 30, 2021. The Planning Commission is currently seeking one Associate member. The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to…

Commissioners Recognize DHS Executive Director

El Paso County commissioners, County staff, Department of Human Services staff, community members and others celebrated the retirement of DHS Executive Director Julie Krow at the regular meeting June 29, 2021. El Paso County Department of Human Services Executive Director Julie Krow was recognized by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners at the regular…

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El Paso County receives approximately $70 million in first round of American Rescue Plan Act Funds

June 1, 2021 – At today’s meeting, El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to recognize and appropriate American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in the amount of approximately $70 million. The American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress earlier this year and signed into law by the president allocated $65.1 billion in direct…

2021 iInspire Recipients with the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners

El Paso County Commissioners Honor Five Inspiring Youth

June 1, 2021 – At the weekly Board of the El Paso County Commissioners meeting held today, the Commissioners approved a proclamation recognizing June 1, 2021 as iInspire Day to honor five youth who have overcome adversity and inspired others. “The Minority Overrepresentation Subcommittee of the Fourth Judicial District’s Juvenile Best Practices Committee and the…

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 27, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee Pikes Peak Workforce Center CSU Extension Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office of the 4th…

Don Stratton USS Arizona Survivor Exhibit Relocated to PPLD East Library For Public Viewing

April 21, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Heroes Legacy Committee is proud to announce that the Don Stratton USS ARIZONA exhibit has been relocated to Pikes Peak Library District where it is now on display for public viewing at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. The public is invited to visit ppld.org/east-library…

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Award Recognizes DHS Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce Julie Krow, the El Paso County Department of Human Services Executive Director, is the 2020 winner of the Colorado Human Services Directors Association Director of the Year award. Ms. Krow was nominated by El Paso County Commissioner Cami Bremer, a fellow director, and local DHS staff members, and the award…