VALLEY — The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is pleased to announce the selection of three new Regional Managers in the Division of Local Government (DLG):
Crestina Martinez has accepted the regional manager position for the Southeast Region. Crestina has spent many years serving Colorado counties: she leaves the Government Relations & Partner Outreach and County Communication Specialist position with the CO Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, held the elected position of County Commissioner for Costilla County, and is the Health and Wellness Committee Chari for the CO Commission of Indian Affairs. Crestina is filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Lee Merkel.
Patrick Rondinelli has accepted the regional manager position for the Southwest Region. Patrick served 13 years as the City Administrator for the Town of Ouray, and has unique knowledge and experience that will be an asset to him in his new role. He is filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Ken Charles.
Kim Bullen has accepted the regional manager position for the Northwest Region. Kim has served in three different communities on the western slope: the City Manager of Rifle, the county manager in Rio Blanco, and the emergency manager for Mesa County. She has also served on the DLG Employee Residency committee. Kim is filling a vacancy created by the departure of Elyse Ackerman who has moved to the position of director of community and economic development n Delta.
DLG’s Regional Managers play a critical role in the ability for DOLA to provide the best possible service throughout the state, offering technical assistance and expertise to help local governments and community agencies define issues, evaluate options, identify solutions, and achieve results.
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