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New judge no stranger to the county


Last updated 3/22/2022 at 2:36pm | View PDF

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the first week of spring (though the past few days didn't feel like it). I wanted to start this week's article off by announcing that our very own El Paso County Attorney, Diana May, has been announced as the newest local district court judge. It is quite an accomplishment and I wish her the best of luck.

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is thrilled to have County Attorney Diana May appointed district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District (El Paso County and Teller Counties) by the Governor. Mrs. May has served El Paso County for 25 years, 11 years with the County Attorney's Office and 14 with the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. During her time with the County Attorney's Office, she led an office of 25 attorneys, defended the County against lawsuits, advised on employment law matters, and conducted employee and elected official training. Congratulations, Diana!

Also, as I mentioned in my previous article, El Paso County officially opened the Kane Ranch Open Space, our newest addition to the El Paso County Parks system, this week. El Paso County was gifted the 495-acre site through the wishes of the late Alexander Kane, a prominent rancher in southern El Paso County. Located approximately four miles east of the city of Fountain, along Squirrel Creek Road, this large, previously undeveloped parcel of ranchland, known as Kane Ranch, features rolling terrain of prairie grasslands, small pockets of Cottonwood trees, dry creek beds, and sweeping views of the southern Colorado Front Range. I hope you all get to enjoy this wonderful new open space sometime in the coming year.

Finally, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments are seeking a community-minded citizen volunteer to serve on the El Paso County PPACG Community Advisory Committee. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Community Advisory Committee was formed to afford the citizens the opportunity to be continuously involved in regional planning activities. The CAC is an advisory committee to the PPACG Board of Directors on matters affecting regional transportation, air and water quality, and military impact planning. CAC members are appointed citizen representatives from local governments in the Pikes Peak region, community-based Organizations that are granted memberships at the discretion of PPACG as well as the general citizen-at-large membership, which is open to the public.

El Paso County's representation on the PPACG Community Advisory Committee consists of three members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. Terms are limited to two full consecutive terms. Committee meetings are currently being held virtually due to COVID precautions on the last Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. Applications for the open positions are due by April 1, and the volunteer application can be found at:

Enjoy a great week, all.


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