Clint Kinney signs on as Snowmass town manager

Staff report

It’s official: Clint Kinney, of Fruita, will be Snowmass Village’s next town manager.

Kinney accepted the position offered to him by the Town Council, which voted 4-0 on June 25 to approve his contract. He starts Sept. 15.

Kinney has served as the city manager of Fruita since 2002, according to a statement from the town. During his tenure, he has overseen tremendous economic and population growth, and honed a management style that values open, responsive, and citizen oriented government, the statement said.

Some of his accomplishments include the development of the Greenway Business Park, construction of public facilities including a community recreation center, wastewater treatment plant, more than $65 million in capital improvement projects, and significant parks and trail improvements that drove creative marketing efforts to establish Fruita as a premier recreation destination, the statement said.

“I’m thrilled to accept the position with the town of Snowmass Village and feel that I’m a great fit for this community,” Kinney said. “This will be an excellent opportunity to put my training and experience in city management to help the Snowmass Village Town Council implement its goals and objectives.”

Prior to his tenure with the city of Fruita, Kinney served as assistant to the city manager in Durango.

Gary Suiter will continue to serve as interim town manager until Kinney’s start date.