Karla Bagley moving on from treasurer's office

County seeking letters of interest for anyone desiring to fill the role

February 13, 2020

Garfield County Treasurer and Public Trustee Karla Bagley is stepping down from her elected official role for a new opportunity out of state. Bagley has served as the Garfield County Treasurer and Public Trustee for the past five years, having won re-election in 2018. Her current term runs through 2022, and Bagley’s last day with the county is March 13.

The county is seeking letters of interest from anyone wishing to fill the role. In order to be considered, an applicant must have been a Garfield County resident for at least 12 months, and an eligible elector (18 years old). The community is welcome to apply, and anyone interested in the position should send a letter of interest, along with a resume, to John Martin, Board of County Commissioners chair, 108 8th Street, Suite 101, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. The commissioners will appoint a new successor to serve out the remainder of the term. Applications will be considered starting the week of February 24, 2020.

“We wish Karla the best in her new community,” said Garfield County Commissioner John Martin. “We will consider qualified candidates who can lead the office with professionalism, honesty and sound business practices. We urge people who are interested to consider applying.”

Initially elected in 2014, Bagley expressed great appreciation for the opportunity to serve the people of Garfield County. She touted streamlining the treasurer’s office and public trustee processes, lowering staff size and developing a strong investment strategy for the county, as a few examples of her success while in office.

“I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to have served the taxpayers of Garfield County in my position as county treasurer for the past five years; and have enjoyed the growth opportunity it has provided me personally,” she noted in her resignation letter. “We have made many improvements in efficiency during my time here…all of which has benefitted the county and ultimately the taxpayers that we serve.”

She noted that interested candidates should possess a strong desire for public service and knowledge of government operations; ten years or more management experience and strong communication skills; and added that backgrounds in business/public administration and accounting/finance are helpful.

“We have an excellent staff managing all aspects of the treasurer and public trustee offices,” Bagley said of her team. “The county is in excellent hands and won’t skip a beat in the day-to-day operations. I wish the best for whomever fills the role here at Garfield County and anticipate a seamless transition. I will remain available to assist in whatever ways I can.”

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