Louis Goes to Private Practice After 15 Years of Service to El Paso County
Colorado Springs, CO, June 15, 2012 – On Tuesday, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners honored outgoing County Attorney William H. Louis with a resolution highlighting some of his most distinguished accomplishments in the Office of County Attorney.
Louis began working for the County Attorney’s Office Civil Division in 1997 and was named County Attorney in 2007.
“Mr. Louis’ significant talent, legal skill, and breadth of knowledge in all areas of county government is recognized and appreciated by the Board of County Commissioners,” Chair Amy Lathen read from the resolution. “Mr. Louis’s knowledge, expertise, and dedication to El Paso County have significantly contributed to the citizens of El Paso County; and while his departure is a loss to the County, we wish him well in his future endeavors with great appreciation and much gratitude.”
The Willow Springs Ponds settlement agreement which opened up the previously polluted ponds to public use, the recovery of Falcon Vista Subdivision, the agreements which resulted in the county’s acquisition of the Kane Estate Open Space at no cost to taxpayers and the successful implementation of the Fort Carson Buffer Zone are just a few of the noteworthy County accomplishments in which Louis was a key contributor.
A number of current and former elected officials, as well as administrative staff and colleagues, spoke during the meeting to recognize Louis for his contributions to the work of the County.
“Our memories dim over time, but Bill Louis was the County Attorney during some of the most difficult times in the history of El Paso County,” said Jeff Greene, County Administrator. “A period of time that threatened to tear this County apart. Bill, at his own personal and professional peril, always did the right thing. He held this County together. He advised the Board of County Commissioners well, he has served me, and all the administrative departments well, he served my predecessor, Mr. Harris, very well. He will go down in history as one of El Paso County’s greatest County Attorneys.”
Mr. Louis thanked a long list of people for allowing him to serve in the role of County Attorney.
“My next thank you goes to all the County employees I have worked with over the years, from clerical position all the way to upper management,” Louis said. “The only reason I had a can-do attitude is because County employees, at all levels, were willing to share their knowledge, their expertise, the art and science of their craft, in order to educate me about how the County functions. I didn’t teach them to be good County employees. They taught me how to be County Attorney. I am very grateful for that knowledge because that is what helped me to grow as a lawyer.”
Next month Louis will join the Colorado Springs based law firm of Flynn Wright & Fredman, LLC.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239