Sloan restructures county attorney’s office

Brooks promoted to chief deputy

Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan delivers an update to the Grand County Council Tuesday during a quarterly luncheon with elected officials and department heads. Photo by Doug McMurdo

Grand County Attorney Christina Sloan in an email said Matt Brooks has been promoted to chief deputy. Sloan hired Brooks shortly after taking office a year ago. He has five years experience as a prosecutor.

“Matt has been essential at increasing the effectiveness and efficacy of the Grand County Attorney’s Office … and strengthening relationships with our partner agencies,” said Sloan.

The Grand County Council approved the changes to Sloan’s office, which includes a restructuring. The position held by longtime county attorney paralegal Danalee Gerber, now Grand County Justice Court judge, has been changed to a deputy county attorney who will handle civil and criminal matters.

Sloan is accepting applications for this position.

The Grand County Council approved the changes during the budgeting process late last year. Due to steps taken over the course of the year to trim costs – primarily putting an end to hiring contract attorneys to represent the county’s civil legal issues – Sloan’s changes did not require an increase to her budget.