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Gorgey officially out with GarCo, new manager chosen

  Garfield County's Manager is out, and there’s already a replacement. At a meeting this morning, Commissioners and outgoing Andrew “Drew” Gorgey formalized what’s being called “mutual separate agreement.” He’s officially finished as of 5pm this evening.

It’s not clear why Gorgey is leaving his post. His contract went through 2015, with a one year renewal through 2016. During an interview this morning, Gorgey said only that his time as Manager had been almost a position of convenience for him and Garfield County, with the plan that he would “move on” at some to be determined time. Gorgey is quick to say Deputy County Manager Kevin Batchelder, who’s now taking the reins, is a good fit for the position and will bring a wealth of experience.

Gorgey says he’ll take a few days to think about what to do next, and plans to take a short trip to Taos with a friend. He doesn’t have a position waiting for him, but is already on interim appointment lists with cities or counties. Gorgey is considering working in other Western states.


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