VLGMF Fellow Nole Hopkins Hired as Next El Paso County Fleet Manager
The Veterans Local Government Management Fellowship program is pleased to announce that recent Fellow graduate, Nole Hopkins, CW3 (Ret.), has been hired as the new El Paso County, Colorado, Fleet Manager. Nole recently served as the VLGMF Fellow for the City of Fountain, Colorado, where he gained experience in the City’s Emergency Operations and Fleet Maintenance Departments.
Nole joined the military in 1996 where he first served as a Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (63S), Non Commissioned Officer, and in 2006 made the decision to become a Warrant Officer. In 2008, Nole achieved his goal of becoming an Automotive Maintenance Officer (915A), where he was responsible for managing day-to-day operations and personnel for battalion fleet maintenance. Most notably, Nole served three combat tours in Iraq as an enlisted Soldier and as a Warrant Officer.
“After serving my country for 20 years, I am looking forward to serving the residents of El Paso County as their new Fleet Manager,” Hopkins said. “I hope to continue to serve the citizens of this awesome county for many years to come. Thank you to all those who have mentored me and given me the opportunity to succeed in life. I especially want to thank the VLGMF Program, which showed me firsthand how things are done in local government and what it takes to make things happen in the community. The VLGMF is a great program and I am glad to be associated with it.”