Eagle planner resigns for state job | VailDaily.com

Eagle planner resigns for state job

EAGLE, Colorado” Town Planner Bill Gray is leaving this small-town for life in the big city.

“For the first time in my life, I will be permanently living in a town with more than 6,000 people,” said Gray.

Monday, Gray announced his plan to accept a job with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Gray’s last day in Eagle will be Oct. 24. He starts work for the state on Nov. 3.

Gray has worked for the town for five years. Most recently he shepherded a revision of the town’s growth policies through a citizen review and prepared the town’s analysis of the Eagle River Station shopping center. While neither of these large projects will be completed before he leaves, Gray believes his departure won’t present a large disruption in their respective review processes.

“We are sad to see Bill go. He’s been a very committed member of the town staff,” said Eagle Mayor Ed Woodland. “He has handled many tasks very professionally.”

In his new position, Gray will be working with numerous Colorado communities on projects ranging from planning assistance to grant funding. “It’s kind of a planning liaison position ” between the money the state has and the needs of small, local communities.”

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