Larimer County Treasurer & Public Trustee

(970) 498-7027

PO Box 1250
Fort Collins, CO 80522

Jan 2015 -  Jan 2027
Third of 3 possible 4-year terms

Irene Josey was elected Larimer County Treasurer in 2014, after serving as the appointed Chief Deputy Treasurer since 1988. She is now serving in her third four-year term. She began her career in the Treasurer's Office in 1986 - gathering the knowledge and practical experience to assume leadership of the Office 28 years later. Irene has developed a strong knowledge of relevant Colorado State Statutes and knows how to apply the law to the safe investment of public funds, and to the effective management of the county Treasury. Irene’s focus is on applying best practices in tax collection, public funds investing, and excellent customer service.

During her tenure as Treasurer, Irene has ushered in a new tax collection system that was developed and built specifically for her office by the county’s Information Technology staff and reconfigured the office entrance lobby and public visitation area to enhance the visitor experience. The new tax collection system has proven to be accurate, efficient, and reliable and has improved service to Larimer County taxpayers. The new lobby is bright and spacious, providing a more effective and now, safer service area to customers; and displays a fascinating array of historical photographs and memorabilia from Larimer County’s history, including a long absent safe, happily returned to its home at the Treasurer’s Office.

Under Irene’s leadership, the Office consistently operates within budget, always returning unspent funds to be re-allocated to other county government needs. To better serve the public, voice mail will not answer telephone calls to the office during work hours - instead, staff members respond to all telephone inquiries from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A workday monitored on-line chat connection is also on option for public inquiries.

On July 1, 2020, her office absorbed the duties of The Office of Public Trustee which handles foreclosures and Deed of Trust Releases. Irene and her staff have successfully incorporated this role into their duties as they continue to work diligently for taxpayers and customers of the county.

Irene is a Certified Colorado County Treasurer, is an executive board member on serves on the Legislative Committee of the Colorado County Treasurer and Public Trustee Association, and member of GFOA and NACO.

Irene believes that her greatest responsibilities as Treasurer & Public Trustee are being trustworthy and reliable, accurate and fair, and transparent and available. More than anything, Irene Josey believes it is a true honor to serve the residents of Larimer County as their elected Treasurer & Public Trustee. Irene enjoys living in Windsor with her husband Andy of 30 years. They have two adult children and four energetic grandchildren.