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61 apply to run city of Glenwood

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” City officials received 61 applications for the job of city manager by the application deadline on Wednesday, according to Sebrina Hoffmeister, human resource director for the city government.

“We actually thought we would have more. But we are very pleased with our pool of candidates,” Hoffmeister said Friday.

In September, city manager Mike Copp announced his plan to resign from the post on April 30, 2004. By that time, he will have worked in the job for 20 years. Copp has said he plans to remain in Glenwood Springs.



City Council members hope to choose a new city manager by March so the new person can work in tandem with Copp for a few weeks before he departs.

The job is advertised to pay a salary of $80,800 to $102,800 a year.



Hoffmeister said the seven council members are reviewing all 61 applications, and will discuss their initial reactions in a closed-door session on Dec. 18. At that meeting, they hope to narrow the list to 10 to 20 candidates.

Those people will be contacted and asked to take a written test and have an interview by telephone, or make a video presentation.

From that process, council members will further narrow the list to three to five finalists, whose names will be made public.

The current plan calls for bringing all the finalists to Glenwood Springs on a single day in February. The candidates will have face-to-face interviews with the City Council, and meet residents at a public reception held later in the day, Hoffmeister said.

After that, council members hope to make a final selection and negotiate terms of employment with their preferred candidate.

Hoffmeister said applications arrived from in-state and out-of-state residents. She declined to say whether any current city employees applied for the job.

Contact Heather McGregor:

945-8515, ext. 517

hmcgregor@postindependent.com


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