On Wednesday, the Grand County Board of County Commissioners announced that Katherine McIntire has been selected as the new County Manager.

Katherine McIntire currently serves as the Public Affairs Director for Jefferson County, Colorado. She is married and has two children who still live at home.

McIntire’s experience includes: previously serving as Acting County Manager for Jefferson County,

a position with the Colorado Water Conservation Board during development of Colorado’s Water Plan, positions with Ouray County, Colorado, and served as Director of the Telluride Institute’s Watershed Education Project. She is also a former Peace Corps volunteer.

“After a robust, community-based search process, we are confident that Kate is the right person to lead the Grand County team forward,” stated Richard Cimino, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “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 received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 2002, and her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy, Management, and Law from the University of Denver in 2011.

Former County Manager Lee Staab retired from the County in February. Ed Moyer will serve as the Interim County Manager until McIntire joins Grand County in mid-April, 2019.