County Selects New Deputy County Manager
ELBERT COUNTY, CO – At today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, County Manager Sam Albrecht announced the selection of Eileen Krauth as the new Deputy County Manager. This position expands upon the duties that were previously assigned to the County’s Director of Administration, a position that has been vacant since early November.
Ms. Krauth brings over 25 years of local and state government leadership experience to Elbert County. She is currently a Senior Contracting Specialist with the City of Colorado Springs, where she’s worked in various roles for nearly 16 years, including her most recent position as City Council Administrator, and prior experience in HR, contract administration, and intergovernmental relations.
"We look forward to getting Eileen on board here at the County," said Mr. Albrecht. "She brings a breadth of experience in local government administration. She is a good fit for our organization and we look forward to working towards the County’s strategic goals with her help and expertise."
Ms. Krauth holds a BA and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her time at the City of Colorado Springs, she served as a research analyst and manager for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and as a policy analyst for the Texas Legislative Council. She also served for five years on the Harrison School District 2 Board of Education in southeast Colorado Springs, the last two years as President. She resides in Falcon, Colorado with her husband and two girls.
The Deputy County Manager supervises a number of administrative operations in Elbert County, including finance, human resources, facilities and communications, and provides professional support to the County Manager.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to come to work in Elbert County,” said Ms. Krauth. “Sam and the Commissioners have charted a solid course for the County, including a new strategic plan that addresses growth challenges while also focusing on responsible stewardship of the County’s resources. It’s a great team and I’m honored to be invited to join them,” she added.