News briefs: City of Aspen names Front Range exec. new APCHA director
December 9, 2014
City names Front Range executive new APCHA director
City officials named Michael Kosdrosky, a Front Range business executive, as the next Aspen-Pitkin County Housing director on Tuesday, following the October departure of former director Tom McCabe.
A Denver resident, Kosdrosky is currently serving as president and chief executive officer of the Northwest Denver Business Partnership, a business advocacy organization. He is expected to start Jan. 12 at an annual salary of between $77,400 and $104,155. Negotiations are ongoing.
The city manager, county manager and assistant city manager conducted final interviews for the position.
"It was his background as an administrator, someone who was experienced working with elected officials and board members, and his experience in developing and carrying out policy that led us to make this decision to bring Mike onboard," Assistant City Manager Barry Crook said in a statement. "We look forward to Mike's participation and leadership in moving the housing office to the next level of performance."
Kosdrosky holds a bachelor's degree from Ashland University and master of public administration degree from the University of Colorado. He is certified by the National Development Council as an economic development finance professional and completed a program in the executive institute on workforce development from Case Western Reserve University.
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"I'm excited about the opportunity to serve the Aspen and Pitkin County communities," Kosdrosky said in a statement. "I look forward to working with every committed stakeholder and resident in achieving the goals and sustainability of affordable housing."
He began his career as a legislative manager and policy advisor in the Ohio House of Representatives, was an economic development liaison and policy adviser in the governor's Northeast Ohio office and was the director of community development for the city of North Royalton, Ohio. He helped manage more than twenty Title 32 special districts in the Denver area as the metro district assistant manager before moving to the Broomfield Economic Development Corporation as the president's chief economic development adviser. Serving as president and CEO, he transitioned the Broomfield group into the Northwest Denver Business Partnership.