|El Paso County, CO, March 1, 2021 – After over 25 years of service with El Paso County, County Administrator Amy Folsom announced her plans to retire this upcoming summer.
“I feel so much gratitude and joy to have served this community for so many years,” said Folsom. “Whether we’re protecting our most vulnerable citizens, navigating the COVID crisis, or tackling tough community problems, El Paso County is a dynamic organization doing great things. It’s been the highlight of my professional career to work with fantastic leaders and dedicated public servants for so long. I look forward to a smooth process of selecting my replacement and seamless transition to ensure this organization doesn’t miss a beat.”
Ms. Folsom started her service to citizens as deputy district attorney in January 1996. During her time with El Paso County, she served as a deputy district attorney from 1996 to 2005 and as the Assistant District Attorney from 2005-2009. She joined the El Paso County Attorney’s Office in 2009 and became the County Attorney in 2012. The Board of County Commissioners elevated Folsom to County Administrator in 2019 to replace Henry Yankowski.
“I speak for all of the Commissioners when I say we couldn’t be happier with Amy Folsom’s work as County Administrator, and everything she has done to lead this organization through unprecedented challenges,” said Board of County Commissioners Chair Stan VanderWerf. “We will miss her tremendously and we’re grateful to have plenty of time for an orderly transition.”
As a result of this news, the Board of County Commissioners will begin the selection process for her replacement.
The role of County Administrator is one of only two positions the Board of County Commissioners directly appoints. The Board will solicit applicants in the coming months with the hopes of identifying a suitable replacement with plenty of time to ensure a smooth transition.