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Statement Regarding GAO Report Findings Regarding Space Command Relocation from Colorado Springs

June 3, 2022 – El Paso County Board of County Commissioners Chair, Stan VanderWerf has issued a statement regarding recent GAO report findings on Space Command relocation from Colorado Springs. “The release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reinforces our concerns about the decision to uproot U.S. Space Command. The GAO report highlights the…

El Paso County Offices Closed For Memorial Day News Release

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 25, 2022 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Office – All locations El Paso County Public Health Pikes Peak Workforce Center…

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El Paso County Elected Officials Sign Statewide Letter Calling on Polis to Veto Collective Bargaining Bill

May 19, 2022 – El Paso County Commissioners have joined a statewide coalition of over 170 county elected officials to call on Governor Polis to veto the collective bargaining bill. The letter, and the signers are below. An Open Letter from Elected County Officials throughout Colorado Concerning the expansion of county employees’ rights…

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El Paso County Receives Multiple NACo Achievement Awards

May 16, 2022 – El Paso County has been recognized with three Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. “El Paso County, Colorado, is a fantastic place to live and raise a family,” said El Paso County Board Chair Stan…

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El Paso County Announces Vernon Stewart as Communications Department Executive Director

May 10, 2022 – El Paso County announces Vernon Stewart has been appointed Executive Director of Communications. Earlier this year, El Paso County Administration made the strategic decision to separate the Public Information Office into two new departments: the Government Affairs Department led by Executive Director Ryan Parsell and the Communications Department led by…

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El Paso & Weld County Commissioners Join Forces to Oppose Collective Bargaining Mandate

El Paso & Weld, CO, April 20, 2022 – The El Paso and Weld County Boards of County Commissioners are joining forces to oppose the collective bargaining mandate introduced today in the Colorado General Assembly. Conservative estimates show the proposal would cost El Paso and Weld counties approximately $25 million and $30 million, respectively—an amount…