At the annual State of the Region address hosted by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce today, Board of El Paso County Commissioners President Darryl Glenn highlighted the county’s economic development, transparency, and efficiencies gained over the last year. Commissioner Glenn also spoke to the county’s resilience and ingenuity that guided the county through the worst of the Great Recession.

Commissioner Glenn used the opportunity to award term-limited coroner Robert C. Bux, MD with the 2018 State of the Region Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and dedicated service to the county.

Glenn told community business and civic leaders gathered for the annual event, “The state of our region is strong and thriving.” Glenn continued by saying, “The last ten years forced us to embrace efficiencies in programs and services which remain in place today. We will use the lessons learned from the hard times to address the challenges our community faces in the future.”

Commissioner Glenn, who is concluding his eighth year in office, used the event to call attention to several innovative new programs and procedures developed recently by county offices and departments in collaboration with other agencies and community partners. He spoke of the work being done by the Sheriff’s Office to combat illegal marijuana grows, technical improvements that help citizens and increase transparency, and highlighted $3.8 million in cost savings identified by the Department of Human Services.

In his closing remarks, Glenn expressed gratitude for the county’s community partners and for the opportunity to serve the public.

The State of the Region broadcast through live streaming on the El Paso County Face Book page at: and was recorded for re-broadcast on the El Paso County News and Information Channels on Comcast Channel 17 and Century Link Channel 1089 as well as the El Paso County You Tube channel.