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ASPEN – Two longtime Pitkin County building officials are trading jobs, allowing one to semi-retire and the other to advance in his career, the county announced Monday.

Building inspector Brian Pawl has been promoted to chief building official for the county, a position held for the past several years by Tony Fusaro. Fusaro has resigned from the building official’s post to become a combination plans examiner/building inspector, reducing his workweek to three days. A 15-year county employee, Fusaro recently expressed interest in part-time work after an extended family leave, during which Pawl took over his duties as chief building official.

“The time has come in my life, at age 67, to start traveling in the slow lane,” Fusaro said in a statement. “Brian did a great job while I was on leave. He’s ready, willing and able to perform in the position. The timing is perfect for both of us.”

Fusaro said one of the highlights of his career was working with innovations on the county’s energy code.

Pawl achieved certification as a master code professional in 2008 and is one of only six in Colorado and 550 in the nation to have obtained the high-level certification.

“It took several years, many classes, tests, training and travel,” Pawl said in the statement. “It has always been my goal to become a chief building official here or wherever I had the opportunity. This career opportunity here allows me to remain close to my family and friends and grow in my profession.”

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