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Vail Town Council to Conduct Additional Screenings of Top 2 Town Manager Finalists

  • 20 April 2017
Mayor Dave Chapin announced today the search for a new Vail town manager has been narrowed to two candidates following interviews this week with three finalists. The top two candidates selected unanimously by the town council are David Buckingham, city manager of Morrow Bay, Calif., and Jay Harrington, town manager of Carbondale. A third candidate, Michael Kovacs, city manager of Fate, Texas, is no longer in the running.

Vail Announces Finalists for Town Manager

  • 18 April 2017
Mayor Dave Chapin today announced the search for a new Vail town manager has been narrowed to three finalists. The candidates will travel to Vail for a series of interviews which are taking place April 18-19. The itinerary will include a community meet and greet reception with the candidates which is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 S. Frontage Road West. Members of the public are encouraged to stop by to learn more about the three contenders.

Vail Town Manager Transition Announced

  • 3 April 2017
Vail Town Manager Transition Announced
Vail Town Clerk Patty McKenny will assume the role of acting town manager effective Wednesday, April 5 as part of a management transition following the departure of Stan Zemler who will be leaving the town’s employment in April.

Telecommunicators Honored for Life-Saving Actions

  • 2 March 2017
Telecommunicators Honored for Life-Saving Actions
Three telecommunicators from the Vail Public Safety Communications Center were honored for their life-saving actions during the past year at the March 7 Vail Town Council meeting. The Life-Saving Recognition Awards were presented to Tina Mojzer, Kelly Klein and Michelle Aranda by Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger and Communications Center Director Marc Wentworth.

Town of Vail Awarded Great Place to Work Certification

  • 22 February 2017
Town of Vail Awarded Great Place to Work Certification
The Town of Vail has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by independent analysts following a review of workplace ratings provided by town employees in anonymous surveys. To achieve the workplace certification, survey metrics must exceed a 70 percent benchmark.

Town of Vail Year in Review for 2016

  • 28 December 2016
Town of Vail Year in Review for 2016
The Town of Vail experienced numerous successes in 2016 as it marked its 50th year as a municipality.

RFP - Executive Recruitment Seach for Town Manager

  • 7 December 2016
The Town of Vail is seeking proposals from qualified consultants for Town Manager Recruitment Services. The Town seeks to procure the services of an Executive Search Firm, capable of conducting a search for candidates qualified to serve as the Town Manager in Vail, Colorado.

Zemler to Step Down as Vail Town Manager in March

  • 1 December 2016
Zemler to Step Down as Vail Town Manager in March
Vail Town Manager Stan Zemler has notified the Town Council and town staff of his intention to leave the organization effective March 31, 2017. Zemler has been Vail’s town manager since 2003 and is best known for his strong leadership skills as a consensus builder. He’ll continue to manage the town on a day-to-day basis over the next four months while assisting with the transition to a new town manager. A national search will begin immediately.

Public Hearing is Tuesday for Town Council Adoption of 2017 Vail Municipal Budget

  • 30 October 2016
Public Hearing is Tuesday for Town Council Adoption of 2017 Vail Municipal Budget
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 as the Vail Town Council prepares to adopt the proposed 2017 municipal budget. The $65 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at vailgov.com. The budget hearing is listed as item 7.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The hearing follows preliminary approval of the budget by the Town Council at its Oct. 18 meeting.

Proposed 2017 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 16 October 2016
Proposed 2017 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2017 municipal budget. The $62 million expenditure plan is available for review on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 5.4 on the Oct. 18 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23

  • 22 August 2016
Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23
The Town of Vail is throwing a community birthday party on Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 50 years to the day it became a new town. The celebration will include a variety of tributes, highlighted by a community gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. at Donovan Park and Pavilion with activities for the entire family.

Town of Vail Employees – Past and Present – to be Honored at 50th Birthday Party

  • 21 August 2016
Town of Vail Employees – Past and Present – to be Honored at 50th Birthday Party
The dedication and commitment of Vail’s town employees has been legendary over the past 50 years. From mudslides to floods and from snowstorms to drought, employees have been known to handle the challenges with unflappable resolve.

Vail Welcomes Ernest Saeger as Special Events Coordinator

  • 27 July 2016
Vail Welcomes Ernest Saeger as Special Events Coordinator
The Town of Vail is pleased to announce the hiring of Ernest Saeger to fill the position of special events coordinator. Saeger will be responsible for coordinating the overall town operations for special events including development and implementation of event permitting processes and will be the liaison for event promoters.

Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9

  • 11 July 2016
Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s 17th annual "Celebrating Community" neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 12 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff.

Community Priorities, Service Levels Identified in Town of Vail Surveys

  • 21 June 2016
Affordable and adequate housing for employees has been identified as a top priority by respondents to the Town of Vail’s latest community outreach efforts. The housing topic was prominently noted in the town’s biennial survey conducted in March as well as a new “Employer-Employee” survey, also fielded in the spring. Together, the surveys recorded the opinions of more than 2,000 respondents. When asked to evaluate nine topics of interest to elected officials and staff, a focus on “housing for middle income and service worker households in vital support roles” topped the list. Rounding out the top five were: parking opportunities for residents, economic vitality, environmental sustainability and transportation needs. The findings were presented to the Town Council on June 21 by the research firm RRC Associates.
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