Alisha Reis Named Deputy County Manager of Administrative Services

Alisha Reis has been named Deputy County Manager-Administrative Services for Adams County. In this role, Reis will oversee departments that serve internal county functions, including Budget, Finance, Facilities & Fleet Management, Information Technology & Innovation, and Retirement Administration. Reis will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Retirement Board Approves Amendment to Change Vesting Period from 10 years to 5

The Adams County Board of Retirement approved an amendment effective Jan. 1, 2018, to the retirement plan to change the vesting period from 10 years to five years for active Tier 3 participants (employees hired in covered employment on or after Jan. 1, 2010). Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Tier 3 participants who have completed five or more years of continuous service and earned service on or after Jan. 1, 2018, will vest in the retirement benefit.

Adams County Commissioners Unanimously Adopt $468 Million Budget for 2018

The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2018 Adams County budget at public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Top priorities in the 2018 budget – set at $468,379,584, a 3.8% increase from 2017 – focus on education and economic prosperity, creating a high-performing and fiscally sustainable government, improving quality of life, providing safe and reliable infrastructure, and community enrichment for the fifth-largest county by population in Colorado.

Foster Parents Needed

Do you have a heart for school-aged children? Do you have school-aged children? If so, Adams County is looking to expand the team of foster parents who would care for school-aged children in need of a temporary home. These children are from your neighborhood and perhaps the very school your children attend. Please join the Adams County Foster Care team for an information meeting on Saturday, Dec. 16, 8:30–10 a.m., at the Pete Mirelez Human Services Center, 11860 N. Pecos St., Westminster.

Home for the Holidays Adoption Special

There's nothing better than a home for the holidays, and that's the only thing on the minds of the Adams County Animal Shelter's adoptable pets. Help us spread the holiday cheer by taking advantage of the Home for the Holidays adoption special running Dec. 18–24. Dogs (six months and older) are $19.99, and cats (six months and older) are $9.99 – some exclusions may apply. Visit the shelter at 10705 Fulton St., or give them a call at 303.288.3294 for more information.


I-76 at US 85 Reconstruction Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the reconstruction of Interstate 76 at US Highway 85 is now complete. The most noticeable changes are along westbound I-76 where the project improved the curve approaching the southbound US 85 merge area and added an additional lane from southbound US 85 to 96th Avenue.

Adams County Commissioners Award $5.9 Million in Open Space Grants

Funds were awarded for 17 projects across the county

Thanks to the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded $5.9 million in open space grants for 17 projects during the December 5, 2017 public hearing. Funding for this grant cycle came from revenues from the first half of 2017 of the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999.