The Town of Fraser, Colorado is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Town Manager.
Experience as a municipal manager is highly preferred. Familiarity with the hands-on nature of operating a small, rural mountain local government and working with a Board of Trustees, staff, and developer through the land use process is preferred. Contract wages are negotiable and budgeted to be comparable to the wages of Town Managers in similar-sized towns.
Send a cover letter, resume, and three-six work related references no later than 5 p.m. on April 26, 2021 to:
c/o Antoinette McVeigh, Town Clerk
P.O. Box 370, Fraser, CO 80442-0370 Or email to: Town Clerk
For process or logistical questions,contact Antoinette McVeigh, Town Clerk. For all other inquiries please contact Interim Town Manager, Wesley LaVanchy at 970-531-0724 or Jon Stavney, Executive Director of North West Colorado Council of Governments (search facilitator) at 970-471-9050.
Applicants will be confidential until finalists are announced. Finalists will be notified no later than May 5th and should be prepared for possible phone interviews on May 10th. In person interviews will be conducted on May 18th and May 19th. The Town Board anticipates a start date no later than June 30th (subject to negotiation).
The Town of Fraser, at the base of Berthoud Pass at the Southern edge of Grand County, is less than 100 miles from Denver. With a population of 1,717, Fraser employs 26 full-time, high-performing staffers who provide Building, Economic Development, Planning, Public Works, and other administrative services. Fraser is also a hub for tourism. It shares police services with the adjacent Town of Winter Park.
The Town of Fraser is a Statutory Municipality with a Town Board-Manager form of government. The Town’s legislative authority is vested in an elected seven-member Town Board, which includes the Mayor. These elected officials act as our citizens’ representatives to watch over and determine the direction of the organization.
The Town Board appoints a professional manager to run the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Town Manager is the chief executive administrative officer of the Town and is responsible to implement and manage programs that carry out the Town Board's policies and goals. Generally speaking, the Town Manager reports directly to the Town Board, and all employees (either directly or via their supervisor) report to the Town Manager.
Interim Town Manager
Wesley LaVanchy officially accepted the position of the Town of Fraser Interim Town Manager Thursday, December 10th. Wesley has been the Interim Town Manager for the Town of Windsor and Timnath, CO and the Town Manager of Firestone, CO. He has a background in providing services for local government in water rights and infrastructure, entitlement and land use, finance management, and strategic planning.
The Town Board felt with his background and prior experience that he is a good fit for the Town of Fraser. Wesley LaVanchy started on January 4th and will be with the town until a new long-term town manager has been hired.