- Courtesy El Paso County
- Nicola Sapp
County Administrator Henry Yankowski initially recommended not filling the vacancy. But a recent reorganization of county management, approved by County Commissioners on Jan. 9, created Sapp’s new job, county spokesperson Dave Rose says in an email.
Sapp, whose annual pay of $165,098 didn’t change in the reorganization, will have oversight of eight county administrative departments: planning and community development, facilities, information technology, budget and financial services, public information, community services, economic development and public works. Her former position was eliminated, and Sherri Cassidy will serve as chief financial officer.
Sapp, a 16-year employee, won’t assume daily operations or directly supervise line staff, Rose says. “The County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator are responsible for maintaining a broader perspective to ensure that all departments are working together and effectively sharing resources to achieve goals and objectives identified in County’s Strategic Plan and as directed by the Elected Officials,” he writes.
Sapp, Yankowski and all department heads are appointed by county commissioners, who can fill those jobs without conducting competitive selection