Assistant city manager stepping down |

Assistant city manager stepping down

Janet Urquhart
Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times

Aspen Assistant City Manager Ed Sadler has submitted his resignation after accepting a job as city manager in Webster City, Iowa.May 19 will be Sadler’s last day on the job in Aspen.An Iowa native, Sadler said Thursday the timing is right to make the move after seven years in Aspen city government, including five as assistant city manager. He was hired in January 1999 as Aspen’s assets manager, but the scope of his duties now includes oversight of the city’s construction projects and a staff of four project managers, as well as the housing and engineering departments.The Glenwood Springs resident said he has family in Iowa, and Webster City – a town of about 9,000 people – can use his experience.”It seems like a nice town, and they want to do something – they’re not happy just being a sleepy little town,” he said.Webster City is looking to expand its industrial base and make changes in its retail sector, Sadler said.”Webster City will never be Aspen, but there are some things here that they can use there. Affordable housing is on their list – now, it’s not the same definition of affordable housing,” he conceded.”I hope I can do some good things for them,” Sadler said.Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is

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