Ingstad takes Eagle Co. post |

Ingstad takes Eagle Co. post

Eagle County officials announced last week that Administrator Jim Hartmann is leaving his post to take a similar position with Spartanburg County in South Carolina.

The county commissioners didn’t search long or far to find a replacement. They promoted Assistant County Administrator Jack Ingstad to fill the position, effective immediately.

“As saddened as we are with Jim’s departure, we are just as heartened we have someone as capable as Jack to take over the reins of the county,” said County Commissioner James Johnson in a prepared statement.

Ingstad started working for Eagle County in March 1993. He was appointed assistant administrator in 1995.

He holds degrees in public administration and law from the University of North Dakota and served eight years as a North Dakota state senator.

Ingstad was a practicing attorney and radio station owner in North Dakota before settling in Colorado in 1991.

He will now oversee a county government with about 360 employees and an annual budget of about $60 million.

Hartmann said in a prepared statement that he will start his new job in mid- to late-August to give himself time to “tie up loose ends” in Eagle County.

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