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Posted on: November 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release: Gunnison County Hires New Human Resources Director

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For Immediate Release:  11/2/2021


Lauren Trautz to Assume Role on December 6, 2021

Gunnison County, Colo – Gunnison County has hired Lauren Trautz to serve as Human Resources Director.  Ms. Trautz has served in various Human Resources roles over the past 15+ years and, until accepting this new position, she held the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Business Services at YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, MI.  Ms. Trautz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Quantitative Methods (Human Resources Management) from Illinois State University.  “Lauren has an excellent history of achievements and education, she stood out amongst a very competitive field of professionals; I believe that the employees and therefore the residents of Gunnison County will benefit from her expertise and production, meeting our County Manager’s expectation of excellence.  I am excited to have her be part of the team!” said Chief Financial Officer Juan Guerra.

Ms. Trautz, a previous Colorado resident, has ties to the Gunnison County area, where she has visited friends during both summer and winter over the past decade.  She recently married in the Crested Butte area, and her husband is a Western Colorado University graduate.   She and her husband are in the process of relocating from Ada, Michigan, and she is expected to report for her first day of work for Gunnison County on 12/6/2021.  

Ms. Trautz was selected after a national search utilizing Prothman, a consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment services.  For more information, please contact Chief Financial Officer Juan Guerra at (970) 641-2203 or  


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