County Administrator

The County Administrator directs the day-to-day operations of Ouray County government. This position is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serves at the pleasure of the Board. Responsibilities include: 
  • Coordinating meetings of the Board of County Commissioners
  • Implementing policies as directed by the Board of County Commissioners
  • Preparing and presenting the annual budget
  • Developing and supervising grant applications and awards; monitoring expenditures of grants
  • Supervising, evaluating, and hiring: Human Resources Director - Accounting Tech II, Information Technology Manger, Land Use Administrator, Fairgrounds Manager, Chief Paramedic- EMS, Public Health Director, Executive Assistant to the County Administrator, Administrative Specialist, Facilities Manager, Road and Bridge Superintendent/Road Supervisor, and Weed Coordinator
  1. Grandstands
  2. Waste Tire Clean Up Project
  3. Other Grant Projects
Ouray County Fairgrounds and Grandstands
The Ouray County Grandstands Replacement Project replaced the historic grandstands with a new closed deck, stadium style facility that is ADA compliant and safe. The historic grandstands structure was constructed from leftover materials and was roughly 70 years old before being declared unsafe for public use. 
In 2013, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the El Pomar Foundation awarded Ouray County with funds to help construct Phase I of the new facility. Together with Ouray County and donations from community members, the old grandstands were removed and the new facility was constructed in record time, within 9 months from receiving notification of the grant awards and just in time for Ouray County's annual Labor Day Fair & Rodeo. Fundraising efforts are ongoing to finish paying for the grandstands. Additionally, the Ouray County Rodeo Association received a very generous donation to replace the arena fencing and bucking shoots. Combined, the County has a first class venue for events.