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Basalt’s Judi Tippetts, Aspen’s Randy Ready among 5 finalists for Frisco post

Staff report

Two assistant managers in Roaring Fork Valley municipalities are among finalists being interviewed for the town manager position in Frisco, the Summit Daily News reported Friday.

Judi Tippetts, the assistant town manager and chief financial officer in Basalt, and Randy Ready, assistant city manager of Aspen, are among five finalists for the Frisco post, the newspaper reported.

The Summit Daily News, a sister publication of The Aspen Times, said the finalists will make presentations and answer questions from the public Nov. 7. Three separate panels also will interview the candidates Nov. 8 prior to a council decision.

Ready has been the assistant city manager of Aspen since 1996. He previously served as director of transportation and parking for four years in Aspen.

Tippetts served exclusively as chief financial officer in Basalt from 2005 to 2013, and then she received a promotion as assistant town manager. She also continues to serve as Basalt’s chief financial officer.

The other three finalists for the Frisco job are Jeffrey Durbin, town manager of Fraser; Robert Joseph, assistant city manager of Montrose; and Robert McLaurin, town manager of Jackson, Wyoming.

The Frisco job is coming open in January because of the retirement of Bill Efting, a familiar face in the Roaring Fork Valley. He is a former manager of Basalt and former assistant city manager of Aspen. He announced in August he would retire from the Frisco job after five years.

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