After a five-month search, Aspen’s interim city manager, Sara Ott, was officially named the new city manager at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Ott was the assistant city manager under her predecessor Steve Barwick. She was appointed interim city manager when Barwick was asked to resign in January after holding the position for 19 years.
The City of Aspen hired the executive search firm, Peckham and McKenney, to look for a new city manager. 64 candidates were considered; it was announced last week that Ott was offered the job.
Ott’s contract with the city was approved by Aspen City Council Tuesday, and goes into effect September 1st to coincide with the termination date of the interim position.