Summer 2022 Photo Contest

 Did you capture a great photo in Adams County? It could be featured on an Adams County traffic signal box or in our Adams County publications and website. 

This competition is open to all Adams County residents, and photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. We are looking for beautiful images captured within the county with an emphasis on landscape and urban settings. You can submit as many high-resolution photographs as you would like. Photographs captured at seven megapixels or larger are required. 

Noel Bernal Appointed as Adams County Manager

Noel Bernal Appointed as Adams County Manager

At a special public hearing on Friday, June 3, the Adams County Board of Commissioners appointed Noel Bernal as County Manager.

Bernal comes from the City of Brownsville, Texas, where he has served as City Manager since 2018. He will start with the county on Monday, Aug. 8.

Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Highland Park, Illinois

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset, July 9, 2022 as a mark of respect for the victims of the acts of violence perpetrated on July 4, 2022 by a gunman at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois as proclaimed by President Biden. 
The text of the President’s proclamation reads:

Finalists Named for County Manager Position

The Board of County Commissioners has selected two finalists for the County Manager position. The two finalists are:

  • Jody Andrews, Interim City Manager, City of Westminster, CO
  • Noel Bernal, City Manager, City of Brownsville, TX

Recruitment has been underway since March for the new County Manager and will conclude in the coming weeks. The two finalists will complete interviews next week.

We will provide information on the new County Manager after the process has been completed.

More Than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded to County Students

Fifty-eight Adams County high school students were awarded scholarships totaling more than $1 million on Tuesday, May 17, through the Adams County Scholarship Fund. Adams County Commissioners introduced the Scholarship Fund in 2016, making this the seventh group of recipients, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Higher Education's Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.

Babe Walls at Adams County Pride

The inaugural Adams County Pride will feature Babe Walls, a celebration of womxn and non-binary folks in art. Pride will host 12 Babe Walls artists to create six live mural installations. Each mural will be a collaboration between two artists, plus one large community mural for “future babes.”