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Posted on: May 20, 2022

New Information Technology Director Has Joined the City of Grand Junction

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Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton has appointed Dr. Paul Schultz to serve as the director of the Information Technology Department. The appointment took effect on May 2, 2022. Schultz was one of 45 individuals who applied for the position and took part in a multi-panel assessment process. 

Dr. Paul Schultz most recently served for over 5 years as the IT Director for the City of Aspen where his priorities included cybersecurity, fiber, and wireless network infrastructure and application solutions. As part of a regional broadband collaboration, he implemented open-access broadband infrastructure that delivers cost-effective reliable internet services to community anchor institutions and local Internet Service Providers.

Dr. Schultz's prior work includes over 30 years of experience developing software and large-scale secure systems for the US military and the communications and internet industries. He has also successfully delivered technology solutions internationally, served as an adjunct professor of Computer Science, and is a creative and innovative problem solver with 71 granted patents.

“Information Technology is a critical component of how we deliver services to our community members,” commented City Manager Greg Caton, “Paul is an information technology professional who will lead our organization to the most appropriate technologies for serving our organization on a daily basis.”

Schultz adds, “I’m thrilled and honored to join the talented City of Grand Junction team! I’m committed to delivering exemplary service to the community via continuous improvement and collaborative partnerships.”

The Information Technology department, which has 24 full-time employees, meets the business and technology needs of the City by managing and servicing hardware/infrastructure, application development and support, telecommunication, and project management. The department also has a dedicated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team.

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Contact: Isabella Vaz, Communications Specialist | 970-244-1503 or isabellav@gjcity.org

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