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Carbondale trustees tap Baker for manager

CARBONDALE – Tom Baker is the Carbondale Board of Trustees’ choice for town manager. “We instructed Gary Suiter to begin contract negotiations with Tom Baker,” Carbondale Mayor Michael Hassig said. Gary Suiter is Carbondale’s consultant who has been facilitating the town manager search.Baker, 55, was chosen from four town manager finalists during a work session meeting Friday at Carbondale Town Hall.Baker, who oversaw 35 employees during his stint as town manager for Basalt, has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 21 years. At a meet-and-greet in Carbondale on July 30, Baker said he knows a lot about the issues facing Carbondale and its residents. One of the biggest issues, he said, is the challenge of keeping Carbondale’s small-town flavor.”According to the community, making sure the place keeps its charm and small-town character is critical. That goes into every issue,” he said. The other finalists were Carbondale assistant town manager Bentley Henderson, Chuck Stearns of Mount Crested Butte and Ed Young of Liberal, Kan.Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext.

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