Larry Pardee leaving Vail for Jackson, Wyo.
Larry Pardee, Vail’s streets and maintenance manager, is resigning to become the public works director for Jackson, Wyo., effective Aug. 9. His last day with the town of Vail is July 30.Pardee has worked for the town since 1980, when he moved to the area to be a ski racer and a part-time employee. Since then, he’s held a number of positions with the town, including a seasonal snow shoveler, heavy equipment operator, construction inspector and street superintendent.
In 1999, he was promoted to streets and maintenance manager.Pardee was selected for his new job from a field of 60 candidates and was hired by Jackson Town Administrator Bob McLaurin. The two worked together for more than nine years while McLaurin served as the town manager in Vail.Pardee said he’ll miss working for Vail.
“I have been truly fortunate to work and serve this great place,” he said. “I will always be grateful and thankful for everything the town organization and community have done for my family and me, both personally and professionally. We have made many friends in this community and will miss seeing them daily.”Vail Public Works Director Greg Hall said Pardee will leave a legacy with his “can do” work ethic.
“Larry’s passion for making Vail the premier resort community has been contagious with those who work for him as well as with him,” he said. “That passion has now become part of our culture, and because of Larry and his co-workers, Vail is a better place to live, work and play.” Pardee and his wife, Kris, have two daughters, Jamie, 7, and Samantha, 10.
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