Town Manager – Telluride, CO

Tucked in a beautiful, box canyon in Colorado’s glorious San Juan Mountains, and surrounded by breathtaking rugged peaks and waterfalls, the Town of Telluride, is an all-season resort town. Originally founded as a mining camp in the 1870s, Telluride reinvented itself in the 1970s as a skiing destination. Today, Telluride (pop. 2,473, elev. 8,750 ft, 2.224 sq mi) is known worldwide for its superb skiing, authentic mountain character, and unpretentious attitude, as well as for its cultural events, fine dining, and unmatched, signature festival schedule.  This is quintessential Colorado. 

Since at least 2003, Telluride has enjoyed a steady progression of excellent, professional town managers, whose average tenure is 4.5 years.  The adopted FY 2022 Budget is $52.1 million (GF $17.7 million), supporting 92 FTE, and between 25-35 seasonal employees. The town council’s 2022 Goals & Objectives include: Preserve Community; Protect Health and Quality of Life; Address Critical Infrastructure Needs; and Cultivate Economic Sustainability & Successful Commercial Core.

A four-year degree in a relevant field of study, preferably public administration, political science or business administration; ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government, including five as a municipal manager, assistant, or major department head, or equivalents in education and experience; and residency in the town are preferred. A graduate degree is desirable, as is the ability to speak Spanish.

The annual salary range for this position is $145,000 to $195,000 DOQE, plus a substantial housing allowance or housing opportunity, and relocation assistance. Comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances; Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts; and various EAP programs. Telluride pays medical and dental premiums in full for the employee, for dependents, greatly reduced. Retirement benefits customary to the position (ICMA-RC) are offered: 401(a) mandatory, 457(b) optional. This position enjoys paid time off, sick leave, and paid holidays. A merchant ski pass is provided.

Filing Deadline: January 24, 2022

Contact: Andrew (Drew) Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 (direct)

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