City manager search narrows to 2 finalists |

City manager search narrows to 2 finalists

Debra Figueroa

One of the three finalists for the Glenwood Springs city manager job has dropped out of contention.

Mayor Mike Gamba said the city received word over the weekend that Joe Hannan, former city manager in Palmer, Alaska, had accepted another job.

That leaves two finalists in the running for the Glenwood position, Debra Figueroa, the current assistant borough manager in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and James Nichols, former county manager in Douglas County, Nevada.

Figueroa and Nichols will be in Glenwood Springs this week for interviews with City Council and city staff. They will also be available for a meet-and-greet with the public from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Council reviewed more than 20 qualified applicants over the past two months, and did remote interviews with six candidates. The field was narrowed to three finalists last week.

“Each candidate offers something unique, and we are looking forward to introducing them to the community and hearing your thoughts about them” Gamba said in a news release.

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