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Sandy Hollingsworth

Gilpin County


Thanks to Carole for many of the photos!


It has been an honor serving as County Commissioner with four different Commissioners to forward the work of the County. The main duties are to finalize policies, collaborate with county partners, support staff, approve land use decisions, and create an informed budget for county governance.

During my first term I've been proud to:

  • help Clinica Health Clinic open July 2022 by serving on the Mountain Health Care Task Force

  • promote pre-K and childcare on the TRIAD Bright Futures Executive Committee  

  • Obtain $929,678.00 DOLA grant reimbursement for the HHS building in 2021

  • Allocate county ARPA funds to hire back staff and fund mitigation & non-profits

  • Advance fire mitigation work by partnering with Timberline Fire, OEM, and Watershed groups

  • Reduce impacts of public land overuse by serving on a five-county coalition NOCO2050 Board

  • Ask voters approve County Lodging Tax in 2022 now funding the County Fair, historic preservation

  • Testify on legislation to increase our gaming impact funds for our first responders

  • Actively speak up in Colorado Counties Inc (CCI) and Counties and Commissioners Together (CCAT) to promote prioritized funding to small rural counties, oppose unfunded mandates, advocate for mental health care & human services programs, local taxation policies which support counties, and increase funding for fire mitigation, law enforcement, and affordable housing

  • Budget for Gilpin County to end 2022 Debt Free

  • Initiate dedicated reserves now at $4M for emergencies and $2M for water rights acquisition 

  • Retain staff by implementing competitive salary increases based on a salary study

  • Ask for a 10 year Capital Improvements Plan and increase annual funding of delayed capital improvements and heavy equipment purchases

  • Be the deciding vote to keep the pool at the Community Center open for all ages 

  • Represent Gilpin in 2022 on the statewide Roadmap to Recovery Regional Resiliency Initiative envisioning economic diversity, prioritizing broadband, discussing workforce housing needs

    • County staff have since collaborated on an $8.7 M regional broadband grant

  • Advocate for Gateway to the Rockies Opioid Council funds to start a Sheriff's CoResponse Program

  • Insure mental health clinicians are available in the school, at human services for residents, and in the county jail by budgeting  them and by serving on Jefferson Center for Mental Health Board 

  • Support an updated food pantry to help address food insecurity of our residents

  • Approve historic preservation designations, maps, and projects preserving Gilpin's rich history 

  • Collaborate on Recreational Sport Shooting Partnership to complete planned shooting range

  • Bring Public Health back to a self-reliant county department


Pets bring joy and love to our lives. We celebrate their presence.

Photo compliments of Miangelo Photography

Please feel free to email me at
to share your thoughts and ideas for Gilpin County. 
Be an Active Voter !

I'm honored to be running for re-election as
County Commissioner District 3.

Please vote in 2024 for experienced Democratic candidates

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