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City Manager Recruitment

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The award-winning City of Westminster, Colorado is seeking an accomplished local government leader as its next City Manager. This attractive, full-service community, known for its vision and commitment to planned open space is located just 20 minutes west of Denver and 20 minutes east of Boulder. Westminster’s location and popularity have spurred significant development over the past 40 years, making it currently the ninth largest city in Colorado. Approximately 71,000 of the City’s residents reside within Adams County, while 45,000 are residents of Jefferson County.

Westminster is searching for an individual with a tested, successful management record and a demonstrated commitment to service delivery excellence. The city is well positioned for continued economic growth but forecasts a more moderate pace of development than experienced in recent decades. The Mayor and Council desire a focused, results-driven leader who will methodically and effectively implement strategies and practices consistent with and supportive of the City’s vision, mission, values, and strategic plan and who will establish a clear expectation of excellence, transparency, and accountability for all departments. The next City Manager will be a respected leader who understands the importance of Westminster playing a prominent role in regional affairs. Westminster operates as a Home Rule municipality with a tradition of council-manager government dating back to the adoption of the City’s charter in 1958.

 

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Executive Recruitment Consultant Chosen

The City received three written proposals from qualified executive recruitment consulting firms. With support from Staff, the City Council reviewed the proposals and interviewed representatives from the three firms during a special Council executive session on Thursday, March 10. 

At its regular Council meeting on Monday, March 14, Council announced the selection of Management Partners as the executive recruiting firm for this project. (See the winning proposal here.) Council will review and approve the formal contract at its Monday, March 28 meeting. Following that approval, Management Partners will work with Council to identify key stakeholders, finalize a timeframe for the selection of a new City Manager, describe desirable qualifications for the position, and post the job announcement publicly. Management Partners will invite qualified applicants to apply for the position through targeted marketing and outreach strategies, with an emphasis on the exceptional features that make Westminster a wonderful place to live and work. Qualified candidates will be identified and presented to the City Council by the recruiting firm, and a multiple-round interview process will include meetings with City Staff and the public.

In October 2021, Deputy City Manager Jody Andrews was appointed to serve as interim city manager while the Westminster City Council began a national search for a permanent city manager.

Watch this space for ongoing updates on this process, and sign up here to receive updates monthly in the City's eNewsletter, The Westy.

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