Ryan Hyland is the new town manager of Silverthorne.
The Silverthorne Town Council made the decision to extend the offer to Hyland during its Feb. 12 regularly scheduled meeting. Hyland officially moved into his new position Feb. 17.
“Ryan’s been an important part of our management team since he joined the organization in 2006, and he’s taken a strong leadership role on our economic development efforts,” said Silverthorne Mayor Dave Koop in a news release. “We were very happy to have the management talent in-house that we were seeking in a town manager.”
Hyland was appointed in January as interim town manager following the resignation of Kevin Batchelder. Hyland has been with the town of Silverthorne since 2006, serving as assistant to the town manager and assistant town manager.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado, and has previously worked for the Colorado municipalities of Lakewood and Longmont, as well as National City, California. He brings over 16 years of municipal experience to the position.
“Silverthorne is a great town with strong community involvement and a great businesses community, and to have the opportunity to continue working with everyone here in a new capacity is very exciting,” Hyland said. “I’ve been very fortunate to receive a lot of support and assistance over the years from town council, town staff and all of the volunteers on our boards and commissions, including our Economic Development Advisory Committee.
“You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with, and I’m looking forward to continuing our work on all of the goals that have been set forth in the last few years.”
Considering all of the projects on Silverthorne’s agenda for the next year, including a comprehensive plan update, preparing for a workforce housing development at the Smith Ranch and updating the town’s parks, trails and open space plan, Mayor Pro-Tem Bruce Butler said Hyland was a natural candidate for the job.
“We have a very busy year ahead of us, so we’re pleased to be able to make this appointment now and move forward with everything we need to accomplish,” he said. “The town council’s main goal has always been to efficiently provide outstanding services and amenities to our residents, and it was clear that this appointment would assist the organization in continuing to meet that goal.”