Avon hires new town manager
August 31, 2012
AVON, Colorado – The Avon Town Council this week made the final move to hire a new town manager.
Virginia Egger, now the top administrator for the city of Sun Valley, Idaho, will start work in Avon Dec. 1. The council Tuesday approved an employment agreement with Egger that calls for annual pay of $143,000 per year, plus $1,000 per month for a housing and auto allowance.
“We’re very excited,” Avon Mayor Rich Carroll said. “She’s extremely intelligent and committed to outreach with other communities.”
Egger was one or more than 100 people who applied for the job. The top five candidates were interviewed in Avon, and all spent time with town employees, other town managers and, of course, town council members.
“It was extremely detailed in terms of process,” Carroll said.
This is Egger’s second stint working in Sun Valley, where she also worked between 2004 and 2007. She was also town manager of Telluride from 1986 – 1994. She has also worked in for private and non-profit organizations in Colorado, Idaho and New York. She was executive director of the Telluride Mountain Film Festival and was first head of the Telluride Mountain School.
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“I think she’s going to be a great addition to the town and community,” Carroll said.