Long-time City Clerk Kathryn Young is retiring as of July 28.

Young has been a city employee since 1983.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served this extraordinary organization and its citizens for the past 28 years,” said Young. “While I look forward to enjoying my retirement, I will deeply miss the hardworking and devoted City employees that I have had the utmost pleasure of working with. I am very appreciative of the support received from the many citizens that have crossed my path in this community and throughout the state.”

Young was appointed City Clerk in 1994 and is one of the most well-respected municipal clerks in the state. She was awarded the Colorado municipal clerk of the year award in 2006. Young was elected president of the Colorado Municipal Clerk’s Association in 2009 after serving as vice president in 2008.

“She’s been a valued public servant for 28 years and we wish her the best in her retirement,” said Mayor Steve Bach.

Young came under fire during this election cycle for misreading state campaign finance laws and allowing candidates to accept donations from corporations. She also stopped counting ballots during the first mayoral election after turn out was higher than expected, claiming that her workers were too tired to continue.

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This leaves another high-profile job for Bach to fill. He’s looking for a economic vitality director as well.