Pitkin County manager set to resign
August 26, 2010
ASPEN – Pitkin County Manager Hilary Fletcher is expected to formally announce her resignation Thursday.
Fletcher has taken another job, according to sources who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to discuss the issue. She reportedly announced her decision to senior staff members in the county government on Wednesday and planned to release a public statement Thursday.
She declined comment when contacted Wednesday evening. Several other county officials, including commissioners Michael Owsley and Patti Kay-Clapper, also declined comment. A short executive session, behind closed doors, was added to the commissioners’ agenda on Wednesday.
Pitkin County hired Fletcher in 1988 to work in the attorney’s office, and she earned several promotions. She was appointed assistant county manager in 1998 and became county manager in 2001.
She earned her undergraduate degree in history from Colorado State University in 1982 and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Denver in 2000.
Fletcher has been credited over the years with steering the county through some tough fiscal issues, and she took a particular interest in issues at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.