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Council to look local first in town manager search to replace Crossett

Discussion on process Monday

by Mark Reaman

The Crested Butte Town Council will decide at Monday’s regular council meeting how to hire an interim town manager and what process to use to permanently replace Todd Crossett, who resigned last week.

The council held a two-and-a-half hour retreat on Monday to hash out where the seven council members were on filling the position. Mayor Glenn Michel said the council members had a productive conversation and while no official decisions have been made, the consensus appears to be to look locally first.

“On Monday we will have a discussion on the possible appointment of an interim town manager,” Michel said. “We are looking at two options. The first would be to look at a former town manager and see if he is interested in serving on an interim basis, while the second option would be to use the Colorado Municipal League, which can provide references to us for interim managers.”

Michel said the council would also discuss the process of hiring a permanent manager Monday night. “The council is confident we can find a qualified local candidate,” he said. “We are not going to start with a national search. We are going to look local first.”

Michel said the goal of the council is to get an interim manager in place as quickly as possible. As for the timeline to hire a permanent replacement for Crossett, Michel said that ideally they want someone in place before the start of the busy summer season.

The council will flesh out the details at the Monday, April 4 Town Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

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