Amy Lathen

Amy Lathen has announced her resignation — effective May 31 — as executive director of local political nonprofit Colorado Springs Forward.

In a news release Monday, Colorado Springs Forward representatives said Lathen is leaving the organization to accept a position as vice president of All Thing Possible Ministries, a California-based Christian nonprofit.

“The mission of Colorado Springs Forward is clear, pure and impactful,” Lathen said in the release. “I leave with a heavy heart, as there is more work to do. But I cannot deny this unexpected request to join Victor Marx All Things Possible Ministries. I need to answer this clear call to serve Jesus Christ and God’s Kingdom and spend more time with my youngest son and family.”

According to the release, the organization will soon begin a search to find her replacement and that she will continue to consult Colorado Springs Forward during an indefinite period of transition.

“I will do everything I can to help Colorado Springs Forward during this transition — and I remain a passionate advocate of their efforts to strengthen our city’s economy and business opportunities,” Lathen said.

Lathen has served a the organization’s executive director since 2016. Prior to that, she served eight years on the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners (District 2)

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“We are so sorry to see Amy go,” said Colorado Springs Forward Board Chairman Phil Lane. “Her knowledge of city and county government and her passion for effecting change in this region have been powerful. We are grateful that she was willing to stay with us through this busy time in the city, but we understand that this opportunity fits with a powerful new direction in her life, and we wish her all the best.”