Kevin Batchelder was appointed as County Manager for Garfield County, Colorado, on December 21, 2015, and effective January 1, 2016. Prior to this appointment, Batchelder served as the Acting County Manager from July 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016. Originally hired as the Deputy County Manager in April 2014, Batchelder relocated to Glenwood Springs, the county seat of Garfield County after serving over 13 years as the Silverthorne Town Manager. Prior to Silverthorne, Batchelder served as the City Administrator for Mendota Heights, MN for five years.
As County Manager, Kevin serves the citizens of Garfield County by working to implement the policies of the Board of County Commissioners and by managing a large organization that provides quality services to the citizens of Garfield County. Garfield County administration supports the county’s other elected officials.
Kevin has 32 years of experience in public administration, including 24 years as the chief administrator for municipalities and counties, both metropolitan and rural. Originally from Fort Collins, Kevin has lived in Colorado for more than 37 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota.