The Dillon Town Council hired Tom Breslin as its next town manager during its Tuesday, June 3, meeting.
Breslin earned the job by outshining more than 100 applicants and five finalists, according to a news release. Breslin’s first day is Monday, July 14.
“We are truly excited to have Tom join our team,” said Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns. “We feel that with the staff we already have in place, he will take the helm and lead the town in a positive and exciting direction.”
Breslin spent more than 15 years in management and senior management positions in the public and private sectors, the release stated. Most recently, Breslin served as county administrator for Clear Creek County, which included overseeing an annual budget of more than $30 million.
During Breslin’s time in Clear Creek, he sat on the county’s Board of Economic Development, managing and successfully completing $25 million in capital projects, the release stated.
“While all our interviewed applicants displayed great qualities, Tom’s experience with community development, paired with his impressive management background, were the key factors which led us to believe he was the best candidate for the position,” Burns said.
After attending Rutgers University, Breslin received his juris doctor from New York Law School in June 1992. He practiced law in numerous capacities, including real estate and business transactions, and in criminal proceedings, the release stated.
In 1998, Breslin went to work for Vail Resorts, serving for 10 years as its director of public works and base operations.
Breslin’s public contributions include service as a New York City firefighter and as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve in Dillon,” said Breslin, who has resided for 17 years in Summit County. “It’s hard to find a more beautiful setting in which to work.
“The mayor, town council and staff have impressed me with their professionalism and dedication to the town. I look forward to working with them and what the upcoming years hold for Dillon.”