After expanding its search for a new town manager, the Vail Town Council has invited additional candidates to visit Vail for on site interviews. The applicants will participate in community tours and interviews on Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27. Members of the community are encouraged to drop by a community meet and greet at 5:30 PM, Monday, June 26 at Donovan Pavilion to learn more about the candidates. Interviews with the Town Council and other screening panels will also be taking place during the two-day visit which will conclude on Tuesday, June 27.
The six candidates confirmed to participate in the upcoming interviews are (in alphabetical order):
Municipal Manager in Telluride, Colo.
Greg Clifton has 23 years of local government experience and has served as municipal manager for the town of Telluride since 2010. He previously served as municipal manager for the town of Ridgway, Colo., and municipal attorney for the city of Montrose, Colo. Clifton earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado, a juris doctorate from the University of Denver and a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University.
Chief Operating and Performance Officer for Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Tobin Follenweider has 19 years of local and state government experience and currently serves as the chief operating and performance officer for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. He previously held the positions of deputy director and chief financial officer for the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners, financial analyst lead for the city of Aurora, Colo., and senior budget analyst for the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting. Follenweider earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado.
Matthew (Matt) Fulton
Active with Non Profit Agencies, Former City Manager in West St. Paul, Minn.
Matthew Fulton has 35 years of local government experience. He most recently served as city manager for West St. Paul, Minn. He has served as city manager for the cities of Coon Rapids and New Brighton, Minn., city administrator for the city of Hartford, Wis., administrative assistant to the city manager for New Ulm, Minn., and has also worked as an organizational consultant for the city of Daly City, Calif. Fulton has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Minnesota.
Borough Manager in Skagway, Alaska
Scott Hahn has 25 years of local government management experience and currently serves as borough manager for the borough of Skagway, Alaska. He previously served as city manager for the cities of Petersburg and Cordova, Alaska, the city administrator for the city of Salida, Colo., the town manager for Hayden, Colo., and the town administrator for Erie, Colo. Hahn earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
Michael (Mike) Mallinoff, Esq.
County Administrator in Charles County, Md.
Michael Mallinoff has 28 years of local government management experience and currently serves as county administrator for Charles County, Md. He previously served as chief operating officer for the state of Maryland’s Department of Information Technology. He has served as city manager for the city of Annapolis, Md., where he also served as city administrator and director of the department of neighborhood and environmental programs, and for the city of Newport, R.I. Mallinoff earned a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Maryland.
Daniel (Dan) Singer
Special Projects, City of Del Mar, Former City Manager in Poway, Calif.
Dan Singer has 25 years of local government experience and currently works in the City Manager’s Department of the city of Del Mar, Calf. He previously served as city manager for the cities of Poway, Goleta, and Ojai, Calif. Singer has master’s degrees in public administration and political science from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Chapman University.
The town manager search is being facilitated by the executive search firm Strategic Government Resources based in Keller, Texas.
The recruitment process was initiated earlier this year after Stan Zemler announced he would be leaving as Vail’s town manager. Town Clerk Patty McKenny is serving as acting town manager during the interim.