Vail expands manager search after one of two finalists withdraws from process
VAIL — The Vail Town Council is expanding its search for a town manager and has directed its executive recruitment firm to identify additional candidates for consideration.
The direction follows a series of discussions held by the council after narrowing the field of applicants to two finalists. One of the finalists has since withdrawn from the process. Mayor Dave Chapin said all candidates from the initial search may remain under consideration.
The council’s consultant, Strategic Government Resources, based in Keller, Texas, will facilitate outreach to additional qualified applicants on behalf of the council.
Chapin said the additional work by the recruiter will assist the town council in ensuring the search process has been as thorough as possible for the long-term benefit of the community.
The search was initiated following the resignation of Stan Zemler, who served in the town manager role for more than 13 years. Town Clerk Patty McKenny is serving as acting manager during the interim.
To review a candidate profile for the town manager position, go to http://www.vailgov.com.
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