December 10, 2020
Fraser’s Town Board, during a special meeting on December 9th, narrowed down the three candidates to one for their choice for 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 would be a good fit for the Town of Fraser. Wesley LaVanchy starts on January 4th and will be with the town until a new long-term town manager has been hired.
November 19, 2020
The Town of Fraser, Colorado is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of INTERIM TOWN MANAGER to be hired on a contract basis, starting January 4th, 2021 for approximately 6 months to oversee the day-to-day Manager role to ensure the stability of the organization including continuity of operations at all levels of administration and governance while a search for the next TOWN MANAGER is conducted.
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 1,302, Fraser employs 29 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.
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.
No later than 5 p.m. Monday, November 30th, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 personal references to:
Interim Manager Search
c/o Antoinette McVeigh, Town Clerk
P.O. Box 370, Fraser, CO 80442-0370
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments is assisting the town in the selection process. Inquiries may be made to Executive Director, Jon Stavney at email@example.com or cell (970) 471-9050. Applicants will be confidential until finalists are announced. Finalists will be notified no later than December 4th and should be prepared to interview in person with the Board of Trustees on December 9th and be prepared to begin the job the first week of January 2021.
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.
Contact the Office of the Town Manager for any of the following:
- Discuss organizational concerns
- Arrange or schedule policy or legislative discussions with the Town Board
- Questions regarding any Town programs, policies, or Departments
- Propose new programs or initiatives
The Town Manager can be contacted in person at Town Hall. It is recommended to schedule an appointment for personal visits or meetings.
Town services are provided through various departments, including Administration, Finance, Public Works, Law Enforcement, Community Development, and Special Projects and Events. Each department is expected to provide high-quality customer service to the public and to all other departments within the town. The public includes our permanent and seasonal residents, property owners, business owners, and our community’s guests.