Full text of the press release:

Steve Cox, who has served the City of Colorado Springs in various senior leadership roles, announced his retirement from the City of Colorado Springs today.

“When Mayor Bach was elected, I told him I would stay for one year. He asked me to reconsider my decision, but I told him, it’s time for me to be with family. I want to spend more time with my wife, my kids and my grandkids. I’ve had a fantastic career with the City, and will miss my colleagues, but my family is excited to have my full attention. I have a tee time with the mayor – and will support him in every way – we’ve become good friends,” Steve Cox said.

Steve Cox began his career with the Colorado Springs Fire Department thirty-one years ago. He rose through the ranks and served as Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Chief and Interim City Manager. In June 2011, Cox became Mayor Steve Bach’s Inaugural Chief of Staff. Then in January 2012, he assumed the position of Chief of Economic Vitality and Innovation. Cox was instrumental in building a consolidated approach for addressing the challenges associated with energizing our local economy. Steve Cox has been a key part of Mayor Bach’s executive team and will long be remembered as one of the very able City executives during the crises of the Waldo Canyon Fire.

“Steve Cox has been instrumental in many of our accomplishments this past year. I hate to see him go and tried to talk him into at least another year. His service to our City was tremendous and truly appreciated. I respect his decision though – Steve deserves time to concentrate on all things family. I’ll miss him, but we’ll be in touch.”

Mr. Cox will consult on large City projects in the future – his retirement is effective July 31, 2012.

 

Comments are closed.

News

NPR
May 26, 2017 | NPR · Mike Mills’ chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue to home cooks.
 

NPR
May 26, 2017 | NPR · Now in Seoul, North Korean defectors recall life inside one of the world’s most secretive regimes, talking of brainwashing, required military service — and their shock at seeing the outside world.
 

NPR
May 26, 2017 | NPR · Friday’s deadly assault was the latest attack against the Coptic Christian minority. A 70-year-old woman who was stripped and dragged through the streets last year is pursuing justice in court.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
May 26, 2017 | NPR · Mike Mills’ chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue to home cooks.
 

May 26, 2017 | FA · After working mostly as a behind-the-scenes guy on Chappelle’s Show and Inside Amy Schumer, Neal Brennan is now stepping out as a performer. Originally broadcast Feb. 22, 2017.
 

May 26, 2017 | NPR · In this final round, every answer contains the letters A-H-A in consecutive order, somewhere in the answer.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
May 26, 2017 | NPR · The Colombian superstar’s new visual album is a collaboration with director Kacho López Mari. Juanes stars as a character in search of eternal love and self-knowledge.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 26, 2017 | NPR · With couplets as clean and exact as the guitars that chime neatly around them, the mathematical precision of “Mayday” never gets in the way of shaggy, ragged beauty.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 26, 2017 | NPR · “I Was Born” is out today, and if it’s not in a car commercial by this time next week, every ad agency in America will have fallen down on the job.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab