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Glenwood Springs considering former GarCo manager for hire

Elise Thatcher


  Glenwood Springs City Council will review whether to hire a familiar face for its new interim City Manager. In a press release put out Wednesday night, Glenwood Springs announced that elected officials are looking at choosing Andrew "Drew" Gorgey to temporarily carry out the City Manager’s position.

City Council will review the possible hire in a week, on December 3rd. Should Gorgey be hired, he would begin work the following Monday, December 7th. The City’s statement on Wednesday seemed to say more definitively that current manager Jeff Hecksel will be stepping down a week from Friday, on December 4th.

Glenwood Springs Mayor Michael Gamba says hiring Gorgey could be the best way to handle the sizable Grand Avenue Bridge replacement while still searching for a permanent hire. The City plans to contract with the headhunting firm Slavin Management Consultants. Gorgey was Garfield County manager from 2012 until earlier this year. In a speedy turn of events, he and the County parted ways with a separation agreement.


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