Crestina Martinez Named Director of Long-Term Recovery & Major Initiatives

We are excited to welcome Crestina Martinez to Adams County. Martinez has been named Director of Long-Term Recovery & Major Initiatives in the County Manager’s Office. Martinez will begin on Tuesday, July 13.

“Crestina is the ideal person to lead these recovery efforts in Adams County,” said Adams County Manager Raymond Gonzales. “She has extensive experience at the state level and understands the comprehensive needs of our community as we continue our recovery efforts from the pandemic.”

Martinez most recently served as the chief of staff to Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera and as a member of Gov. Jared Polis’ senior staff. Her experience serving in multiple roles throughout state agencies, including as a regional manager in the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, provided her with extensive experience in community development and recovery efforts. In addition, Martinez served as a Costilla County Commissioner from 2009-2013 in her Southern Colorado hometown of San Luis.

As the director of Long-Term Recovery & Major Initiatives, Martinez’s main focus will be to help Adams County remain in the top five counties nationally in job growth. She will also emphasize the county’s long-term recovery and implement the policies and programs the Board of County Commissioners approve, which will be funded with $101 million the county will receive from the American Rescue Plan.

Martinez holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish from Colorado College and has completed coursework toward a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado-Denver.