Dillon negotiating with town manager candidate | SummitDaily.com

Dillon negotiating with town manager candidate

Lu Snyder

DILLON – Dillon town officials are negotiating a contract with a candidate they hope will become their next town manager.

Dillon’s town manager position has been vacant since the prior town manager, Julie Boyd, resigned in May to accept a job on the Front Range. The town’s public works director, Eric Holgerson, has been acting as interim town manager.

Town officials invited seven of the 58 applicants to Dillon last week for a tour, a public reception and interviews.

The seven candidates include Jack Benson, Summit County Public Works Director; David Erickson, town administrator for Silverton; Thomas Hale, town manager of Granby; Paul McKenna, town administrator for Georgetown; Kay Miller, former executive director for the Stapleton Foundation; Steve Pauken, former town administrator for Berthoud; and Don Van Wormer, town manager for Kremmling.

McKenna attended the town tour and public reception Thursday, but dropped out before the interviews Friday, said Dillon town treasurer Carri McDonnell. That brought the number of candidates interviewed to six.

McDonnell said council members invited three of those candidates back for a second round of interviews Monday, and have since extended an offer to one. The names of the final three candidates have not been released to the public, but if negotiations proceed accordingly, she said, town officials hope to make an announcement later this week. McDonnell said town officials hope to have the new manager behind the desk by early September.

Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or lsnyder@summitdaily.com

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