Familiar face takes Basalt town post | AspenTimes.com

Familiar face takes Basalt town post

Aspen Times Staff Report

Tom Baker was formerly appointed town manager by the Basalt board of trustees Tuesday.

Baker succeeds Kent Mueller, who left the post Dec. 31. He began work on a part-time basis yesterday and will assume the role on a full-time basis on February 15.

A familiar face in local government since his arrival in the Roaring Fork Valley in 1984, Baker is the former assistant city manager for the city of Aspen and former executive director of the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority. He also served a stint with the Aspen/Pitkin County planning office, rising from staff planner to director of long-range planning.

More recently, as a private-sector consultant, he has worked for governments locally and in Western states, designing and implementing public policy.

He holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning.

Baker and his wife, Carlyle Kyzer, are Basalt residents.

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