The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will consider the appointment of Amy Folsom as County Administrator as an agenda item by Commissioners at their meeting on March 14, 2019.
“I am extremely pleased we are considering Amy Folsom for the position of County Administrator,” said the Board of County Commissioners Chair Mark Waller. “Amy Folsom brings tremendous experience, judgement, and wisdom to this role. I’ve always been impressed with Amy as a person and as the County Attorney. She is the right person to lead this county into the future.”
Amy Folsom has served as the El Paso County Attorney since 2012. In her current role, Amy Folsom manages one of the state’s busiest and largest County Attorney offices. Folsom has defended the county against scores of lawsuits, provides legal advice on civil matters, land use and human services, and leads 19 attorneys and 21 other staffers within her department.
“This is a tremendous opportunity. Pending a vote of the board, I look forward to accepting the challenge.” Amy Folsom said. “El Paso County is poised for more great things. We have a talented pool of elected officials, staff, and community leaders that are primed to take our county to the next level. I look forward to working with them all to uphold our county’s tradition of providing excellent services at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers.”
Before joining the County Attorney’s office, Amy Folsom served in the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. She was a Deputy District Attorney from 1996 to 2005, and from 2005 to 2009 she was the Assistant District Attorney. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Amy Folsom managed a staff of 200 and worked on many of the region’s high profile and complex murder cases. She earned a BA in economics from the University of Norte Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. Folsom is married to Russell Adkins, and has a blended family of five children.