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Larimer Commissioners Confirm Linda Hoffmann for County Manager

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: May 30, 2012

Contact Information:

Interim County Manager Neil Gluckman, (970) 498-7007,
Board of County Commissioners, (970) 498-7010,
Linda Hoffmann, cell: (970) 215-3509, office: (970) 498-7681
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150,

Linda Hoffmann


The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today confirmed Linda Cleland Hoffmann as the new Larimer County Manager. Hoffmann, Planning and Building Services Division Director, will take on the reins as Larimer County Manager on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at a salary of $137,117.16 per annum. Hoffmann has named Russ Legg, current Rural Land Director, to the position of Acting Planning and Building Services Division Director.
Hoffmann began her Larimer County career 2008 as the Rural Land Use Center Director. In 2010 she was promoted to Division Director for Planning and Building Services. Previous to County employment, Hoffmann spent 22 years with Nolte Associates in Sacramento, California and Fort Collins, Colorado in ascending levels of responsibility. Her educational background is in Landscape Architecture and she has a wide variety of experience with a host of organizations involved with land use matters. Hoffmann has also served as a professional speaker for various land use, agricultural, green building and real estate events.
Hoffmann went through a series of County Manager Finalist interviews. She met with Elected Officials, the Public, and the Senior Management Team, ultimately being hired by the Board of County Commissioners. In her own words, Hoffmann spells out her key qualifications for the job:
  • Strong Management Capabilities
  • Collaborative, Solution-Oriented and Creative
  • Proven Leadership Abilities
In her letter of interest for the position, Hoffmann calls Larimer County an incredible place, with a diverse economy, vibrant and distinctive communities, dramatic landscapes and environmental resources, and high quality of life. Hoffmann has a teenage daughter. She replaces Frank Lancaster who is the new Town Administrator for Estes Park.   
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