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    Margaret T. Chapman Reappointed as Public Trustee

    Jefferson County’s Public Trustee Margaret T. Chapman has been reappointed to lead one of the state's busiest Public Trustee Offices by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. She was sworn-in on March 4, 2011. She was first appointed as Public Trustee in 2007 by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

    The Public Trustee's Office is responsible for the administration of Deeds of Trust that appoint the office as Trustee. This includes foreclosing on Deeds of Trust in the event of default, as well as releasing deeds of trust when a loan has been satisfied. Additionally, the Public Trustee collects tax accounts for Land Installment Contracts within the county.

    Chapman has worked as a legislative aide for former Colorado Representative Gwyn Green, D-Golden, and was assistant branch manager for TIME-LIFE Libraries, Inc., a division of Time-Warner, Inc. She has worked for the National Association of Counties, Colorado Counties, Inc. and the Missouri Association of Counties. She was also the director of education and marketing for the Colorado Association of REALTORS.

    Chapman, a Democrat, earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. She is a member of the Colorado Public Trustees Association, where she serves as chair of the Forms Committee and a member of the Legislative Committee. She is recording secretary for the Jefferson County Historical Commission and a volunteer with Golden History Museums.

    A resident of unincorporated Jefferson County for the past 32 years, she is married to William F. Chapman, Jr., who retired from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Crime Lab and has owned Gold 'N' Detectors for the past 16 years.

    She is available to speak to service clubs, groups and town halls on foreclosures, bidding at foreclosure auctions and other topics related to foreclosures and releases of deeds. She can be contacted at 303-271-8580. 

    March 11, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013