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    Jefferson County Commissioners announce McCasky will leave to head Jefferson Economic Council

    Veteran Jefferson County Elected Official J. Kevin McCasky is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in late February to become President and CEO of Jefferson Economic Council View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. (JEC).

    JEC is a public/private, not-for-profit partnership dedicated to preserving and enhancing economic vitality for the citizens of Jefferson County through the retention and expansion of primary jobs.

    “We are very happy for Commissioner McCasky,” said Faye Griffin, chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. “We will miss his leadership and experience but we are pleased that he will be using his expertise to head the Jefferson Economic Council. While a County Commissioner, Kevin has been an enthusiastic supporter of economic development. Jeffco government has long been a strong supporter of JEC as we believe that the economic future of the county can only be assured through the growth and prosperity of our businesses.”

    McCasky is known for his passion for economic development and working with the business community. In his campaigns for Commissioner he pledged to work with our businesses and it is evident that throughout his tenure, he continued to be passionate and live up to that pledge. As a result, the Economic Development Council of Colorado honored him as an outstanding volunteer who had demonstrated a multi-year commitment to the vitality, growth and sustainability of the Colorado economy.

    Within Jefferson County, McCasky was recognized by the Jefferson Economic Council as their “Elected Official of the Year” in 2006, for his efforts to help attract and retain businesses in Jeffco and the region. Also, he has been honored twice by The West Chamber Serving Jefferson County as its “Elected Official of the Year” for his support of the business community. He is the only person in the Chamber’s 64 year history to receive the award twice.

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier commented that while he hasn’t had the opportunity to work side-by-side with McCasky on the County Commission for very long, he worked with Kevin for years while chairing the county’s Community Development Board. “I have tremendous respect for Kevin and the many things he has accomplished during his terms in office. He is the one who started the initiative to get the Foothills Animal Shelter built. He’s been the strongest advocate for completion of the beltway around the metro area with the formation of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority. He pushed for, and saw to completion the new interchange on C-470 and Alameda, and also improvements at Highway 58 and I-70. And he has worked tirelessly to involve more citizens in the budget process to make sure that Jefferson County meets the needs of citizens.”

    McCasky has served as the county’s representative on the JEC Board for six years, a position that will now be filled by Commissioner Rosier.

    McCasky represents Jefferson County in Commissioner District 2, which is the central part of Jeffco. The vacant position will be filled, according to state statute, by the Vacancy Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

    Commissioner Griffin said, “I am confident that we will have a smooth transition and rest assured that the Board of County Commissioners will continue to work on its many initiatives and remain committed to providing our citizens with the most effective and efficient services possible.”

    Griffin continued, “While we will miss Kevin personally, we wish him the best in his new position.”

    January 19, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013