Colonel Donald J. Davis Named Jefferson County Manager

Jefferson County, Colorado announced today that Colonel Donald J. Davis has been selected to assume the role of County Manager, reporting directly to the Board of County Commissioners. Current County Manager Ralph Schell is set to retire in early March.

Davis will join Jeffco from a long career in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in various roles including most recently as Chief of Strategy and Campaign Plans for NORAD and USNORTHCOM based in Colorado Springs, CO.

“I have enjoyed serving our country for 27 years, and look forward to serving the residents of Jeffco in the same manner,” Davis said. “Jeffco has a bright future and a fantastic team of employees. It is the best choice for me and my family, and I am excited to work together with the Board of County Commissioners to ensure the community thrives long into the future.”

Jeffco Commissioner and Board Chair Libby Szabo said, “Davis brings a strong commitment to the values guiding the county. He has the ideal combination of leadership and experience, and we are confident in his ability to successfully guide staff in achieving the county’s vision.”

Colonel Davis is a graduate of the Advanced Logistics Officers Course and the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program at Penn State. He holds two Master’s Degrees; one in Public Administration from Webster University, graduating with high honors in March 1996 and a second Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College.

Davis, originally from New Jersey, has been married to his wife Becky for 27 years and they have four children.

Kate McIntire, Jefferson County Public Engagement Director, will serve as the Interim County Manager until Davis assumes the role in spring 2017. All questions can be directed to countymanager@jeffco.us or 303-271-8500 until Davis joins the county later this year.
County Manager’s Office

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