The Town of Avon is seeking a new Town Manager with executive level management experience to provide strong leadership and strategic vision to its municipal government. The Town operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Reporting to the seven member Town Council, the ideal candidate must be a dynamic leader and collaborative member of the Town’s senior management team.
Avon, Colorado, is a year-round mountain resort community and the gateway to the world-renowned Beaver Creek Resort. Located on Interstate 70, two hours west of Denver and only eight miles west of Vail, Colorado, Avon is an unpretentious, small town that connects the shared values of both its residents and visitors creating a one-of-a-kind place to visit, work, grow a business, raise a family and play in a spectacular outdoor setting.
With 6,500 year-round residents, plus another 3,500 part-time residents, Avon offers those looking for vibrant and inspiring Rocky Mountain experiences a comfortable community to recreate and enjoy the vast and rich cultural offerings of the region.
The Town of Avon, incorporated in 1978, is located in Eagle County, and sits seventeen miles east of the Town of Eagle. The Town provides free bus transportation services within the Town and offers, in funding partnership with East West Partners, a high-speed gondola that provides direct access to Beaver Creek Resort. Avon is also served by the Eagle County Regional Transit Authority which provides bus service throughout Eagle County.
Ten (10) departments provide comprehensive community services, with 90 full-time staff and a part-time, seasonal and temporary staff that varies between 20 to 50 staff, depending on the season. Those departments include Fleet, Public Works, Mobility, Police, Recreation, Community Development, General Government, Engineering, Finance and Human Resources.
The ideal candidate must have the background and experience to be a confident, visionary leader who is politically astute, has excellent people management skills, and has the desire and curiosity to envision, develop, plan and execute a wide array of priorities established by the Council. An inclusive approach toward working with the Council, as well as the Leadership Team and other Town staff, third party vendors, various Committees and stakeholder groups is essential.