Bryan Ostler has been appointed deputy county manager of Community Services, overseeing external departments, including the Adams County Animal Shelter, Community and Economic Development, Front Range Airport, Human Services, Parks and Open Space, and Public Works.
Ostler has more than 13 years of experience in the public sector and has been serving as interim deputy county manager since September 2016. Ostler joined Adams County in 2011 as director of Human Resources and previously worked as deputy town manager in Frederick and as a management analyst for the City of Westminster.
“Bryan has been tireless in his dedication and service to Adams County and its residents over the years,” said County Manager Raymond Gonzales. “He will be an excellent leader for our most visible departments that have the most interaction with our residents and businesses.”
In a corresponding move, Terri Lautt has been named director of the Human Resources Department. Lautt served as the department’s interim director since September 2016 before being appointed to the position permanently.
Lautt has worked for Adams County for 18 years and served for six years as deputy director of Human Resources. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chadron State College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming, and obtained her Senior Professional Human Resources certification.
“Our Human Resources team serves more than 2,000 county employees, and during her time as interim director, Terri has proven to be an effective leader who gets things done for those employees,” said Gonzales. “Given Terri’s exceptional knowledge and experience, I’m thrilled to appoint her as director.”
During the past year as interim director, Lautt has provided guidance, support, and leadership to the Human Resources Department in online benefits open enrollment, 2018 benefits renewal, establishment of the Benefits Advisory Committee, 2018 pay plan recommendations, and a job description update project.