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Vail Seeking Applicants for Newly-Created Housing Director Position

  • 24 January 2018

The Town of Vail has initiated a national search to hire a Housing Director for its newly-created Housing Department following an organizational restructuring approved during adoption of the 2018 budget. Online applications are available at with the first round of candidate screenings to occur on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

As the town looks to build upon the current momentum in creating additional opportunities for resident and workforce housing in Vail, the new director will be responsible for providing day-to-day management, leadership and operations of the Housing Department, in addition to serving as liaison to the Vail Local Housing Authority. 
During 2017, the town’s housing initiatives identified 183 deed-restricted homes through a combination of new development approvals, construction and Vail inDEED acquisitions – making more progress than in any other period in Vail’s 50-plus year history.

Vail’s housing services had previously been a division of the Community Development Department. The new Housing Department will include the director and a housing coordinator. During the interim, Community Development Director George Ruther has been directing the housing efforts alongside management of the department’s other divisions including Planning, Building and Environmental Sustainability. Given the significant volume of workload and the opportunities ahead, the new Housing Department will be tasked with building upon the work that has been done to date as well as new initiatives.

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