Dillon’s town manager leaving for Front Range post
November 11, 2011
After four-and-a-half years in the town’s top post, Dillon Town Manager Devin Granbery is moving on.
Granbery recently accepted a position as city manager of Sheridan, a role he steps into Dec. 5. His last day with Dillon will be Dec. 2.
“I’m definitely going to miss Dillon, and I’m really going to miss working with the great Town of Dillon staff. They’re one of the best staffs I’ve ever worked with.” Granbery said. “It’s bittersweet, but at the same time, I’m excited at the opportunity in Sheridan.”
Granbery’s family is excited to get down to the metro area – Sheridan is near Englewood – as both his and his wife’s families reside there.
Mayor Ron Holland said Granbery’s done “an incredible job.”
“If it wasn’t for Devin, the (Dillon) Urban Renewal Authority wouldn’t be set up. He was real creative with the first stage of the master plan at the marina … he just knows his stuff,” Holland said. “He’s been very good for the town. We’re going to miss him.”
Granbery is proud of his time in Dillon; he’s happy with his role in the creation of the renewal authority – and its first project, the Pug Ryan’s expansion – seeing the initial phases of the marina plan underway, and the temporary sales tax to help with road reconstruction.
Holland doesn’t expect a new manager to be in place for at least three months.
“We’re not in any big hurry, we really want to get the right person for the job,” he said. “We have some very specific credentials we’re looking for, one of those being economic development.”
This upcoming Tuesday, council will vote to enter into a contract with a search firm to find Granbery’s replacement, along with the terms for interim managers. Holland has suggested two to act as co-managers in Granbery’s place for the time being: treasurer Carri McDonnell and police chief Joe Wray.
“We have two really confident people to run the show while we’re doing the search, nothing’s going to slow down,” Holland said.
Before his time in Dillon, Granbery was the town administrator for Silverton.