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.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


PHOTOS: Whitewater in the afternoon

Kayakers and surfers took advantage of the spring runoff at the Glenwood Whitewater Park despite the chilly average temperature of about 50 degrees. The runoff of the Colorado River peaked last week at just below…

See more