Regional Building Executive to be Considered for Interim County Administrator
El Paso County, CO, May 28, 2015 – On the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting agenda for Thursday June 4, 2015 the Board will consider the appointment of Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) CEO Henry Yankowski to serve as interim El Paso County Administrator. If approved by the Board at that time, Mr. Yankowski will assume the duties of County Administrator when Jeff Greene leaves the County next month to begin his service as Chief of Staff for newly elected Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.
The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department administers and enforces building codes, provides required building plan reviews, permits and inspections and serves as the regional flood plain administrator. It was created Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs in 1966 with the Cities of Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs, Monument and Palmer Lake joining later. Oversight of PPRBD is provided by a three-person Regional Building Commission with one member appointed from the Board of County Commissioners, one from Colorado Springs City Council and a third from one of the smaller municipalities.
If the appointment is approved by Commissioners during their June 4 meeting, Mr. Yankowski will continue to be available to Regional Building for regular consultation and guidance as he assumes the responsibilities of County Administrator.
“Henry has done a great job with the introduction of new technology that improves efficiency and provides exceptional customer service,” said Commissioner Chair Dennis Hisey who serves as the County’s representative on the Regional Building Commission. “He is a problem solver, an innovator and a collaborator, plus he brings to the table a good deal of experience in community planning, infrastructure and public finance so I really appreciate his willingness to step in and help us to keep things running smoothly at the County as Jeff Greene moves over to the City.”