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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

El Paso County Department of Human Services, Silver Key and others in the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) work collaboratively year-round to help protect a vulnerable segment of the population. However, June offers a special opportunity to share the message of abuse and neglect prevention. June 15th has been designated as World Elder Abuse…

El Paso County Accepting Nominations for Veteran of the Year Award

El Paso County Veteran Services Office is currently seeking nominations for its Annual Veteran of the Year Award. El Paso County annually honors a veteran for their exemplary military service and continued willingness to serve fellow veterans and their community. Nominees must have been honorably discharged or retired from military service from one of the…

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County Community Services Department wins National Award

June 3, 2020 – El Paso County’s Community Services Department has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. El Paso County Community Services won its 2020 NACo Achievement Award in the Justice and Public Safety category…

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County Planning and Community Development Department wins National Award

June 3, 2020 – El Paso County’s Planning and Community Development Department has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. El Paso County Planning and Community Development won its 2020 NACo Achievement Award in the Planning…

County Offices Will Be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

Commissioners Honor Foster Families

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Tuesday, recognized May as National Foster Care Month, and thanked foster families for opening their hearts and homes to children in need. “All children deserve and benefit from enduring, positive relationships with caring adults, especially when their own families are in crisis and unable…