Colorado Springs has a new city clerk.
The mayor’s Communications Office issued the following press release today:
After a comprehensive two-month recruitment and interview process with over 97 applicants, Mayor Steve Bach is pleased to announce the hiring of a new City Clerk. Sarah Johnson will be joining the City of Colorado Springs effective Monday, June 4, 2012, following Council confirmation on May 22.
Ms. Johnson brings 18 years of elections experience with state government. Most recently she served seven years as the Executive Director for the Kentucky State Board of Elections. While in Kentucky, she successfully implemented enhanced transparency in the statewide voting process by improving the voting tools and resources for all Kentucky citizens. She considers herself a change agent whose core competencies are interpreting and implementing federal, state, and local laws; ensuring regulatory compliance; elections; record-keeping; and communicating and administrating policies and programs.
“We are excited to have Sarah join our team. She has an excellent background in government elections as well as superior credentials, I have great confidence in what Sarah will do for our city,” said Mayor Steve Bach.
Ms. Johnson has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Masters of Public Administration from University of Kentucky, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. She has served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President for the National Association of State Election Directors. She has also served as Secretary and Chair of the executive board of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Standards Board. She will be paid a salary of $115,000 a year.