Hayden announces town manager finalists | SteamboatToday.com

Hayden announces town manager finalists

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What: Meet and greet with town manager finalists

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Town Hall, 178 W Jefferson Ave., Hayden

— The town of Hayden has narrowed the field and selected four finalists to be the new town manager.

Acting town manager Greg Tuliszewski said 38 people applied for the job. The town hired a search firm to recruit candidates and review applications.

“The Town is very happy with the quality of our applicant pool,” Tuliszewski said. “The challenges that face the town over the next few years, between future growth and balancing the desire to maintain our small town feel, requires a skill set that many of the applicants possessed. Narrowing the applicants down to our finalist presented a challenge to achieve that balance, which we believe we have with these finalists.”

The town will host a meet and greet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall for the public to meet the candidates. The community is encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Town council members will take that feedback and interview the candidates Wednesday.

“The town council is hoping to take advantage of public feedback and thoughts through the public forum of meeting the candidates on Tuesday evening,” Tuliszewski said. “They believe this is a very important part of the process in order to obtain the much-needed element of public input.”

The town council is choosing to interview the candidates in closed session.

Kitty Clemens

Clemens has been the the executive director of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce in Montana since 2012.

She has previously served as director of policy development and communications for the Denver Regional Council of Governments, economic development director of the Manitou Economic Development Council and other chamber of commerce and visitor-related positions in her more than 25 years of professional experience.

Clemens earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Northern Colorado University and completed the Colorado Leadership Forum.

Dan Dean

Dean worked as town manager of Mead from 2007 to 2015. He has worked in city management and city administrator positions in communities in Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon. Colorado communities he worked for include Fort Morgan and Burlington.

Dean earned a bachelor of arts in sociology and a master of public administration from Indiana University. He is a credentialed manager by the International City/County Management Association and completed the American Economic Development Council’s basic economic development course.

James Dinkle

Dinkle lives in Mesa, Arizona, and since 2012 has served as the executive director of Access Arizona, a regional economic development foundation at Casa Grande, Arizona. He previously worked in economic development leadership positions in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

Dinkle earned a bachelors of arts in telecommunications from the University of Kentucky. He has served gubernatorial appointments as a Kentucky University trustee and as a member of the Arizona Rural Business Development Advisory Council.

Raymond DuBois

DuBois lives in Craig and has worked as city administrator of Cripple Creek since 2014. He previously worked as a mining executive with mining companies in Colorado, Texas and West Virginia. Previous to his appointment in Cripple Creek, he worked as a vice president with Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company/Anglo Gold Ashanti in Victor.

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