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Ex-Vail town manager may return to Colorado

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Bob McLaurin, who helped run the town of Vail for nine years until 2003, may be returning to Colorado as town manager of Steamboat Springs.

The Steamboat Springs Pilot reported that McLaurin, the current town manager for Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of two finalists for the town manager position.

Steamboat will have final interviews for the job in early January, the paper said.

McLaurin helped create Vail’s affordable housing department, which helped create employee homes at Vail Commons, North Trail Townhomes and Middle Creek over the next few years. He was also credited with bringing roundabouts to Vail in 1997, before the European-style traffic circles were commonly used in the area.

Vail’s Community Development Director Suzanne Silverthorne said she thinks Steamboat could benefit greatly from McLaurin’s experience.

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“Bob was genuinely well liked by the community and our staff during his tenure at the Town of Vail,” she said. “I think we’d all be pleased to see him return to Colorado.”

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