County Manager

county manager
Kevin Batchelder

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.

As County Manager, Kevin serves the citizens of Garfield County by working to implement the policies of the Board of County Commissioners and by providing quality services to the citizens of Garfield County. Garfield County administration supports the county's other elected officials.

He has 28 years of experience in public administration, including 21 years as the chief administrator for municipalities, both metropolitan and rural. Originally from Fort Collins, Kevin has lived in Colorado for more than 30 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.

Kevin holds the "Credentialed Manager" certification from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the leading local government professional management association. In 2014, he was recognized for 25 years of local government service as an ICMA member. Kevin is also a member of the Colorado City/County Management Association (CCCMA) and the Association of Colorado County Administrators (ACCA).

Prior to his service in Garfield County, Kevin served as the Town Manager in Silverthorne, CO and as the City Administrator in Mendota Heights, MN. He has also worked as a legislative aide for the House of Representatives in the Colorado General Assembly. He and his wife Karin reside in Glenwood Springs and he has two sons, Kyle and Tim.

Garfield County Administration
108 8th Street, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
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