Delta council continues its search for city manager |

Delta council continues its search for city manager

The Delta City Council has decided to continue its search for a new city manager, passing over three finalists whose names had been made public for the position, including current Glenwood Springs City Manager Jeff Hecksel.

Hecksel said Thursday that he knew he was no longer being considered for the position before the Delta council issued a news release that afternoon announcing its decision.

“The position of city manager is an important position in Delta’s city government,” the statement read. “Since there are many well-qualified applicants for this position, City Council wants to interview more applicants before filling this position.

“Council very much appreciates the interest of the three candidates who were interviewed, and the interest of the citizens in this important process.”

Hecksel was in Delta last Thursday and Friday for interviews along with the other two finalists, Todd Hollenbeck, director for the Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office in Grand Junction; and Christopher Lowe, currently the city administrator in Baldwin, Kansas.

Delta is seeking to fill the vacant city manager’s job, following the resignation this spring of Justin Clifton, who took the city manager’s job in Sedona, Arizona.

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