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Randy Schafer

Phillips County Administrator/Planner

Serving Phillips County since 1976



221 South Interocean Avenue

Holyoke, CO 80734

(T) 970-854-3778

(F) 970-854-3811

Email:  Randy.Schafer@phillipscounty.co


 Admin Office Personnel Randy Schafer, Laura Schroetlin, Deanna Jarrett

 Office Staff: 

Laura Schroetlin – Administrative Assistant

Deanna Jarrett – Administrative Support

 The Phillips County Administrator position was implemented in 1983 at the recommendation of the auditor.  The administrative position in general is the day to day implementation arm of the Board of County Commissioners.


The County Administrator, under the supervision of the Board of County Commissioners, is the chief administrative officer of the county and is responsible for the effective administration of all governmental affairs of the county which legally may be placed in his/her charge, and shall enforce ordinances, policies, rules and regulations adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.


The County Administrator’s roll is to:

1)    Attend all Board of County Commissioners’ (BOCC) meetings

2)    Bring recommendations to the BOCC regarding positions under BOCC authority

3)    Coordinate county programs and functions

4)    Prepare supporting information for BOCC decisions

5)    Prepare preliminary county budget for BOCC consideration

6)    Execute and insure compliance with the adopted budget

7)    Insure maintenance and repair of  County property

8)    Act as the County purchasing authority, reviewing purchases

9)    Enforce County personnel policies

10)   Assist departments in developing organization procedures, techniques, and record management programs as needed

11)   Prepare reports for the BOCC regarding County operations and prepare plans for future programs for BOCC consideration

12)   Assist BOCC chair in the preparation of the agenda

13)   Perform other duties as may be lawfully delegated to him


Because of the size of our county, the administrator position encompasses several other duties including:

Planning & Zoning

Coordination of E911 Board

Road & Bridge state reporting

Writing grant applications

Insuring computer maintenance


Randy serves in several different capacities on the following boards:

Board of Adjustment

County Technical Services, Inc

Communications Board

County Health Plan

Planning Commission

Recreation District

Region One Translators

Phillips County Economic Development Board