Adams County Government has announced that Alisha Reis will be elevated to senior deputy county manager, effective immediately. Reis has served as deputy county manager since 2018, helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the fifth-largest county in Colorado, with approximately 520,000 residents. She also served as interim county manager for nine months, the first time a woman served in the role of chief appointed official for Adams County.
The creation of this role follows a detailed assessment of the County Manager’s Office and the Executive Leadership Team. As senior deputy county manager, Reis will be responsible for providing executive-level leadership and administration to assigned county departments and divisions, as well as leading the county-wide strategic planning process, annual budget development, and overseeing the environmental, social, and governance policy efforts at the direction of the county manager.
“Alisha’s expertise has been instrumental in providing management support for directors and executive level project management for the successful completion of work across all aspects of Adams County Government,” said County Manager Noel Bernal. “She has been a go-to for translating vision into reality, an outstanding and effective communicator, and has played a key part in applying the framework of fairness, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the county. I look forward to her continued contributions as she moves into this new role.”
Reis brings a tremendous wealth of public policy experience from around Colorado, having held roles in public management and community development in rural and mountain communities across the state. She holds a Credentialed Manager (CM) designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), where she also recently served as chair of the Sustainable Communities Committee. The ICMA-CM designation recognizes managers’ education, experience, integrity, and commitment to lifelong learning. Alisha earned her BA in Journalism and Political Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver and went on to get her MA in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Colorado Denver. She has lived in Colorado for more than 30 years and enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with her family in the outdoors.