Aspen Citizens Want A City Manager Who Listens

May 14, 2019

Credit aspenpitkin.com

At two listening sessions on Monday, residents said what they want in a new city manager.

They want better public outreach on divisive issues like development and transportation. The previous city manager, Steve Barwick, resigned in the face of criticism about a lack of public engagement. 


Attendees said they wanted a candidate with experience managing a similar community, and someone willing to adapt to Aspen’s specific culture.  

Drew Goregey from Peckham & McKenney, the firm leading the search for candidates, moderated the sessions.

There is a final session Tuesday at the  Aspen Police Station.

Gorgey will present his findings at a City Council work session afterward.