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Eagle-Vail picks interim manager

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado – Jeff Layman has been tapped to manage Eagle-Vail through the end of this year. The community’s Board of Governors picked Layman for the interim community manager job during a recent meeting.

He replaces Rick MacCutcheon, who quit at the end of September, Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District Board President Louise Funk said.

It’s unclear whether the board will hire a permanent manager at the end of this year, Funk said. That will depend on whether the community takes a hit in property tax revenues.

“We’re standing by until we know how the economy is going to work and the 2011 assessed valuation will affect how our budget looks in 2012,” she said. “If we’re down 40 percent in assessed valuation, that will make a huge difference in whether we fill the position in 2012 or not.”

The salary for the full-time position is $95,000 per year, Funk said. Layman signed an agreement that expires at the end of 2011. –

The board cited Layman’s experience on the Eagle-Vail Property Owner’s Association board as a deciding factor in the appointment. Other reasons include his knowledge of the valley and its issues, his association with regional leaders and his track record of cooperation in solving community issues.

Layman has lived in Eagle-Vail for 24 years and served as a police executive in Vail, Avon and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office for the past 22 years. From 1980 to 1988, he was a Vail police officer and first line supervisor. He served for more than seven years on the Eagle-Vail Property Owner’s Association board and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado-Denver. Layman has been involved in the community through the Vail Valley Cares board, child safety education programs, the Buddy Mentors program, Boy Scouts, his church and other charitable programs.—

“I’m excited about the opportunity to help Eagle-Vail progress during this critical time in its history,” Layman said in a press release. “I am humbled by the board’s confidence in me and I’m determined to make a real difference for our community.”–

As community manager, Layman will focus primarily on helping to manage ongoing master planning efforts, initiating a thorough document review and revision, managing the development of a community wildfire protection plan and providing community support for the business district rejuvenation. Additionally, he will manage the development of marketing and programming for Eagle-Vail facilities and assist Eagle-Vail committees in completing design, traffic calming and power line burial within Eagle-Vail.- Another major responsibility will be bringing Eagle-Vail’s new pool online this summer. For more information about past board meetings, visit http://www.eaglevail.org.

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