McIntire announced as the new Grand County Manager

photo by Jon Rose Photography | Katherine McIntire
photo by Jon Rose Photography | Katherine McIntire

Katherine McIntire has been selected as the new Grand County Manager. McIntire is the current Public Affairs Director for Jefferson County, Colorado where she leads a team which engineers and drives promotion of regional programs, events and services. Her team worked on the county’s digital presence and key assets and mobilized the community to adopt innovative ideas.

Previously, she served as Acting County Manager for Jefferson County, a position with the Colorado Water Conservation Board during development of Colorado’s Water Plan and Director of the Telluride lnstitute’s Watershed Education Project. She also directed the Public Access Group of Ouray County, a collaborative working group of several government entities and organizations dedicated to preserving and managing public access to roads and trails in Ouray County. 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.

She is married and has two children who will join her in Grand County.
Her predecessor, County Manager Lee Staab retired on February 15 after serving as the County Manager since August 29, 2016. Ed Moyer is serving as the Interim County Manager until McIntire starts her new position mid-April, 2019.