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Grand County selects new lead administrator

Kate McIntire (right), Public Affairs Director for Jefferson County, speaks with Assistant County Manager Ed Moyer during the meet and greet in Granby in early February.

The Grand County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that a new county manager has been chosen.

Kate McIntire will take over the position in mid-April following former county manager Lee Staab’s retirement earlier this month.

“After a robust, community-based search process we are confident that Kate is the right person to lead the Grand County team forward,” Richard Cimino, chair of the board of county commissioners, said in a statement announcing the new hire. “She brings expertise and a strong network throughout local, state, and federal government. Her high level of energy will enhance our initiatives and provide leadership for our outstanding team of employees.”

McIntire most recently served as the public affairs director for Jefferson County government and previously served as acting county manager for the county. McIntire has previous experience working for the Colorado Water Conservation Board and served as Director of the Telluride Institute’s Watershed Education Project. The Peace Corps volunteer is married and has two children who still live at home.

McIntire received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 2002, and her master’s in public administration, with a concentration in environmental policy, management and law, from the University of Denver in 2011.

Ed Moyer will serve as the interim county manager until McIntire begins her tenure.

Details of McIntire’s contract with the county have not yet been released.


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