The City of Fort Collins announced six finalists for the Municipal Chief Judge position in a press release on Friday.

The city is preparing for the retirement of current Chief Judge Kathleen Lane, who has led the department since 1989.

More interviews are scheduled to take place later this month. Because of COVID-19 health concerns, interviews will be conducted virtually.

Here are the six finalists:

  • David Cooke, relief judge for the cities of Longmont and Wheat Ridge, and former presiding judge for the City of Arvada
  • Jill Hueser, lead municipal prosecutor for the City of Fort Collins, deputy municipal judge for the City of Loveland, and assistant municipal judge for the City of Greeley
  • Courtenay Patterson, assistant city attorney for the City of Arvada and relief judge for the City of Longmont
  • Matthew Pring, associate municipal judge for the City of Longmont
  • Bronwyn Scurlock, assistant city attorney for the City of Fort Collins and former assistant city attorney for the City of Denver
  • Elizabeth Shifrin, presiding municipal court judge for the City of Greenwood Village
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