Former Garfield County manager named finalist for 2 jobs |

Former Garfield County manager named finalist for 2 jobs

John StroudPost Independent Aspen, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colo. – Former Garfield County manager Ed Green has been named a finalist for city manager positions in two communities, one in Colorado and another in Florida.Green, who was dismissed after 13 years as Garfield County manager in January, is one of four finalists for the city manager job in the southeast Denver-area suburb of Centennial, according to an article in Monday’s Centennial Citizen newspaper.He is also one of five finalists for the manager position in the southwest Florida Gulf Coast city of Cape Coral, according to a March 3 report in the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.Green, 62, of Rifle, was dismissed without cause in a unanimous decision by the Garfield Board of County Commissioners on Jan. 3.Commissioners said the decision had to do with their ongoing restructuring of county government, and their efforts to be more involved in day-to-day operations.As part of the termination clause of his contract, Green received six months severance pay and county health benefits.Meanwhile, Garfield County’s manager search consultant Peckham & McKinney received 53 applications for the position by the Feb. 27 application deadline, according to acting Garfield County Manager Andrew Gorgey.County commissioners are to hear a report from the search consultants on March 19, and a list of finalists could be made public later that week, Gorgey said.Interviews for the position are tentatively scheduled for March 29 and 30, he said.At the time of his dismissal, Green said he would like to continue working in public administration for at least another five years.Included in the field of finalists for the Centennial city manager’s job is interim Manager Dave Zelenok. The other finalists for that job are John Danielson, who most recently served as interim city manager of Atherton, Calif., and former Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich, who recently left that position citing philosophical differences with the city council.The Centennial City Council will interview the finalists and hopes to hire a new city manager later this month or in early April, according to the Citizen article.Meanwhile, Green joins finalists from Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Michigan for the Cape Coral, Fla., city manager position. The field includes one alternate candidate in addition to the five finalists, in case one drops out for some reason, according to the Daily Breeze report.The finalists are scheduled to visit the area from March 21-23, including a public reception and interviews. A decision is to be made on a new city manager by the Cape Coral City Council on March

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