Steve Barwick


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. 


Barwick Resigns As Aspen City Manager

Jan 7, 2019
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Aspen City Manager Steve Barwick agreed to resign after being asked to do so by Aspen City Council Monday night. The council met in executive session for about 45 minutes to review Barwick’s contract. He left immediately after that session.

Ready submits resignation as assistant city manager

Dec 3, 2016



The City of Aspen announced today that Assistant City Manager Randy Ready, who has been with the City since 1993 and in the Assistant City Manager position since 1996, has submitted his resignation in order to accept the position as Frisco’s Town Manager.  Ready’s last day will be in early January.

Aspen police officer receives award

Oct 24, 2016

A harrowing stand-off with an armed gunman on Independence Pass this summer resulted in an arrest and no injuries to law enforcement or three hostages. The officer responsible for that outcome got kudos last night.


Garrow named Community Development Director

Mar 8, 2016
Roger Adams

City Manager Steve Barwick announced March 8, that former long-range planner Jessica Garrow is now leading the Community Development Department. 

Wheeler Tax discussions pulled back for now

Jan 12, 2016

  An uptick in real estate sales in Aspen also means additional sales taxes are going to the Wheeler Opera House, and there is talk of spending that money in other ways.

Aspen planners reflect on developments

Dec 28, 2015

  Aspen community development director Chris Bendon and senior planner Sara Adams are starting their own consulting business. They spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

City of Aspen drops its pursuit of Precise

Oct 22, 2015


  A year after a parking scam debacle in the city of Aspen was uncovered, the municipal government has given up on trying to get some of the money it lost. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

In 2014, it was discovered people were abusing parking meters, and duping the city out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.