Adams County Manager Raymond Gonzales was named Colorado City/County Manager of the Year at the annual Colorado City and County Management Association (CCCMA) Annual Conference in Glenwood Springs. Gonzales is the first county manager to win the award.
“I was flattered by the nomination and, when you consider all the great work underway across the state, I was blown away to be recognized by my peers,” said Gonzales. “This award is not only a highlight for me personally, but it also validates the innovative approach our professional staff and elected offices continue to introduce in the spirit of improved service delivery to our residents.”
Gonzales, a Brighton native, has served as county manager since April 2017. He also served as deputy county manager and neighborhood services director with Adams County. During his tenure as county manager, the Riverdale Regional Park Master Plan was adopted, Colorado Air and Space Port received a Site Operator’s License from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the county introduced “Homes for Hope,” which provides emergency foster care placement.
“Ray’s management style and leadership have created a collaborative atmosphere in Adams County that allows staff to work with each other and their municipal partners,” said Arvada City Manager and CCCMA Board Member Mark Deven.
Gonzales was nominated by Bennett City Manager Trish Stiles. The award recipient is decided by a vote of CCCMA members at the conference.