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Vail Names New Economic Development Director

  • 19 November 2017
Vail Names New Economic Development Director
The Town of Vail has announced the selection of Mia Vlaar to serve as its new economic development director. Vlaar brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position having served in a number of corporate, government and non-profit marketing and management roles since moving to the valley in 1988. She’ll join the town’s executive team effective January 1, 2018.

Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 13 October 2017
Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the Vail Town Council considers final adoption of the 2018 municipal budget. The $78.9 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. Second reading of the budget ordinance is listed as public hearing item 6.1 on Tuesday’s meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 29 September 2017
Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2018 municipal budget. The $78.8 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 6.3 on the Oct. 3 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Town of Vail Seeking Applicants for Economic Development Manager

  • 19 September 2017
Town of Vail Seeking Applicants for Economic Development Manager
The Town of Vail is seeking to hire an experienced manager to lead the town’s economic development office. Online applications are due Oct. 6 at vailgov.com/jobs

Vail Prepares to Hire Telluride Executive to Serve as New Town Manager

  • 1 August 2017
Vail Prepares to Hire Telluride Executive to Serve as New Town Manager
The Vail Town Council has selected Greg Clifton, the current municipal manager of Telluride, to become Vail’s new town manager. Clifton’s appointment will be formalized by the Town Council at the Aug. 15 evening meeting with approval of an employment agreement. Clifton will spend time transitioning between Telluride and Vail beginning Sept. 1 and begins full-time with Vail on Sept. 25. 

Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 25 and Aug. 15

  • 23 July 2017
Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 25 and Aug. 15
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s annual Celebrating Community neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 25 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - rain or shine - 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. New this year will be a children’s activity area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District, so bring the kids.

Vail’s Economic Development Manager Stepping Down after 10 Years

  • 12 July 2017
Vail’s Economic Development Manager Stepping Down after 10 Years
Kelli McDonald, economic development manager for the Town of Vail, will be stepping down in September after 10 years on the job. McDonald’s last day with the town is Sept. 5. 

Vail Town Manager Search Narrows

  • 11 July 2017
Three candidates remain under consideration to become Vail’s next town manager. With six finalists taking part in on site interviews on June 26 and 27, Mayor Dave Chapin says the town council has currently narrowed the search to the following applicants: Greg Clifton, municipal manager of Telluride; Tobin Follenweider, chief operating and performance officer for Colorado Department of Natural Resources; and Matthew (Matt) Fulton, active with non-profit agencies and former city manager of West St. Paul, Minn.

Vail Town Manager Interviews to Take Place June 26 & 27

  • 25 June 2017
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.

Vail Police Looking to Sponsor Bilingual Recruit for Police Academy Training

  • 22 June 2017
The Vail Police Department, in an effort to better communicate with our Spanish-speaking community members, is accepting applications for a Police Academy sponsorship from a bilingual applicant. The program includes tuition-free enrollment at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs and an hourly wage of $26.96 while attending the academy.

Vail Town Manager Interviews to take place June 26 & 27

  • 14 June 2017
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.

Town of Vail Increases Presence on Facebook

  • 28 May 2017
Town of Vail Increases Presence on Facebook
The Town of Vail is adding to its existing Facebook presence with introduction of a new main page as an additional way to interact with community members and to share announcements on town-sponsored community events, town-funded special events, environmental activities, neighborhood services and more. The town’s Police, Fire and Library pages will continue to thrive with accounts established previously – each with their distinctive, loyal fans.

Town of Vail Recognized as Healthy Workplace of the Year

  • 21 May 2017
Town of Vail Recognized as Healthy Workplace of the Year
The Town of Vail is the recipient of the Healthy Workplace of the Year award presented by the Vail Valley Partnership. The award was presented at the VVP Annual Success Awards luncheon earlier this month and recognizes the town’s employee-based health and wellness initiatives that were undertaken in 2016 by the Human Resources Department.

Search for Vail Town Manager Candidates Expanded

  • 4 May 2017
The Vail Town Council is expanding its search for a town manager and has directed its executive recruitment firm to identify additional candidates for consideration. The direction follows a series of discussions held by the town council after narrowing the field of applicants to two finalists. One of the finalists has since withdrawn from the process. Mayor Dave Chapin says all candidates from the initial search may remain under consideration.

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

  • 20 April 2017
The search for a new Vail town manager has been narrowed to two candidates following interviews 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.
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