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Mika resigns as Weld finance director

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Board of Commissioners appoint former director Don Warden as interim director

By The Staff

GREELEY — A longtime Weld County finance worker has been tabbed as interim director of finance for the county following last week’s announcement that Monica Daniels Mika will be resigning next month.

Mika told the Board of County Commissioners earlier this month that she plans to “pursue a new career opportunity outside of county government” after 20 years of working at Weld County.

Mika was originally hired as a planner in August 1993. She was promoted five months later to longe-range planner. In 1995, she was named Director of Planning Services. She later was promoted to Administrative Services Director in May 2007, a titlte that then evolved into Director of Finance and Administration in 2009.

“The number of years Monica has spent with the county is admirable,” said Commissioner Chairman Douglas Rademacher. “She has worked closely with numerous departments on a variety of projects including the county Employee Medical Clinic and the Weld County Jail.”

Mika’s final day with the county will be Feb. 14; she has stated she will assist the county with the transition through her final day.

“We wish her the best in her new endeavor,” said Rademacher. “And we certainly congratulate her on her new position.”

The board officially named Don Warden as interim Director of Finance at their Jan. 13 board hering.

“The Board is very comfortable naming Don to this position,” said Rademacher. “Don has served the county well in this position for many years and will be able to assist with a seamless transition.”

  Warden was originally hired by Weld County government in September 1978 as the Director of Finance and Administrative Services. He held that title and position until May 2002 when he retired from full-time work. Warden continued to work for the county as the Budget and Management Analyst since that time.