About Irene.

Irene Josey Announces for Re-election as Larimer County Treasurer & Public Trustee February 2, 2022

Larimer County Treasurer & Public Trustee Irene Josey announces she is seeking a third and final term to lead the office where she has worked for more than three decades. Josey was first elected treasurer in 2014 after serving as the Chief Deputy Treasurer for 27 years, making her the most experienced and trusted treasurer in Larimer County history.

Josey’s innovative leadership served us well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her ability to pivot seamlessly in response to multiple executive orders and unprecedented challenges was most impressive. And her experience and forward thinking were critical in preventing any interruption of treasurer services. Josey has served through multiple major disasters, while consistently exhibiting the critical skills necessary to ensure safe investing and timely funding.

The primary functions of the Treasurer’s Office include safe investment of public funds, accurate property tax collection, and timely distribution of funds to the various taxing authorities such as school districts and municipalities. Josey assumed the additional role of Public Trustee in 2020, and now fulfills the role of trustee in relevant property transactions.

Without sacrificing service, Josey and her staff have returned nearly $2,000,000 from her budget while treasurer, and they take considerable pride in answering all incoming calls during business hours. Josey ensures that security and accuracy are priorities through the development and maintenance of systems by internal Information Technology personnel, while saving on out-sourcing costs.

Josey collaborates with her fellow county treasurers across Colorado. In 2017, she was elected President of the Colorado County Treasurers’ Association, and she currently serves on the Executive, Legislative, and Continuing Education Committees for the organization. Josey’s respected leadership in this organization provides an in-depth understanding of issues and challenges facing treasurers statewide, while strengthening her ability to serve Larimer County.

Her community commitment is never-ending: Josey serves as a board member for The Center for Family Outreach in Fort Collins, is a member of Rotary, serves on a local Affordable Housing Committee, and contributes to and supports multiple local nonprofits.

Irene and her husband, Andy, have two grown children and four grandchildren. “Larimer County is my home and my passion is serving our community with respect and understanding,” Josey said. “I look forward to furthering my vision of transparency, accountability and excellent service.”
  • Certified Colorado County Treasurer, 2019.
  • Chief Deputy Treasurer – 26 Years.
  • Returned nearly $2 million dollars in unspent, allotted budget over the last seven years.
  • Successfully managed hundreds of millions of public funds through fires, floods and the pandemic.
  • Ensures your schools, fire and library districts, and others receive their budgeted tax dollars accurately and timely.
  • My team and I continue to provide superior customer service, every year, under budget.
  • Continues safe investments of public funds.
  • Larimer County has earned Moody’s Aaa credit rating for sound fiscal management – one of only two counties in the state.