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City Council Administrator Named

Eileen Lynch Gonzalez has been named city council administrator for the City of Colorado Springs City Council.

Gonzalez, business administrator for the El Paso County Emergency Services Agency (ESA) since 2008, will begin her new role on Aug. 13 with a salary of $85,200.

“We sought someone who could start strong, support the ‘strong council’ concept and who would work for all of council equally. After reviewing more than 140 applications and conducting interviews, we knew Eileen is all of that and more. We are pleased to have her join our senior leadership team,” said Council President Keith King.

During her tenure with ESA, Gonzalez was responsible for the fiscal management of their $300,000 annual budget and the ESA’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Grant Program which provided more than $60,000 in grants to EMS agencies each year.

“I look forward to working with Eileen,” said City Auditor Denny Nester, “she is a highly experienced, respected and successful administrator.”

Prior to joining council staff, Gonzalez worked as the principal human resources analyst/recruiter for the City; as a human resources consultant in the private sector; as a policy analyst for the Texas Legislative Council and as a research specialist/director for Regulatory and Administrative Operations for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

“I’m honored to have been selected by City Council to serve as their administrator during this important time in the evolution of the City’s new form of government,” said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez received her Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.