Garfield County Attorney Heather Beattie.

Beattie named Garfield County attorney

University of Denver grad has been with the county since 2013

December 12, 2022

Heather Beattie has been named Garfield County Attorney, replacing Tari Williams, who left the county in the late summer. Beattie, who has worked for Garfield County since 2013, is excited about her new role and looks forward to the opportunity.

“I was really interested in expanding my work for the county, but I hadn’t thought about the county attorney role as a career possibility until Tari left,” she said. “I’m very excited to be able to do more work for our community and the commissioners.”

Prior to her tenure at Garfield County, Beattie worked in private practice in Summit County, focusing on civil rights claims, personal injury, and criminal defense. She first represented the county working with the Department of Human Services on dependency and neglect cases and has represented the Board of Equalization and Assessor’s Office on valuation appeals.

Beattie earned her law degree at the University of Denver, and recently completed a four-year stint in the U.S. Air National Guard, during which she worked with water systems and fuel maintenance.

“I consider myself lucky for being able to serve and I really loved the experience,” she said of her time in the Air National Guard.

The Board of County Commissioners announced the hire in a recent meeting.

“I want to say thank you and that I’m very excited about this opportunity to provide services to the board, the departments and offices, and the citizens of Garfield County,” she said.