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.