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Glenwood’s municipal attorney, Teresa Williams, quits abruptly

Glenwood Springs city attorney Teresa Williams abruptly resigned Thursday, citing “personal reasons,” Glenwood Springs human resources director Sebrina Hoffmeister said Monday.

The city will begin advertising immediately to fill the position, Hoffmeister said.

For now, assistant city attorney Karl Hanlon will fill in for Williams.



Williams was hired as the Glenwood Springs city attorney in July 1995, moving here from Ketchikan, Alaska, where she served as city attorney.

Hoffmeister said she couldn’t give any further explanation for Williams’ departure. Williams could not be reached for comment Monday.



Glenwood Springs Mayor Don Vanderhoof said he didn’t know much more about Williams’ resignation, except that Williams indicated to him that she and her husband, Rusty, are considering relocating to another state.

“She had personal reasons and we accepted her resignation,” Vanderhoof said. “Karl is going to continue his job as assistant city attorney. He’s very capable.”

The city will use the Colorado Municipal League, as well as public advertising, to attract applicants to fill the position.

“I would hope that Karl would be one of the applicants,” Vanderhoof said of Hanlon.

The mayor said that although the resignation was hasty, “she certainly didn’t do that with any intention of harming the city.”

“I will miss Teresa as both a person and an attorney,” he said. “I think the entire council – we all wish her the best.”

Councilwoman Jean Martensen concurred.

“I enjoyed working with her,” she said.


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