Former legislator Teck is finalist for GarCo manager job

Former state senator and Mesa County assessor Ron Teck has been named a finalist to become Garfield County manager.

Garfield commissioners narrowed their choices to five candidates Monday, and the five were announced Tuesday morning.

Teck ended his service as a state senator from Mesa County at the end of 2006 because of term limits. He now serves as intergovernmental operations officer for El Paso County.

Garfield commissioners fired longtime county manager Ed Green at the start of the year, saying they wanted to take the county in a different direction.

Other candidates for the opening are:

■ Richard Bellis, deputy county manager and county planning director for Taos County, N.M.

■ Lynda Boswell, international local government consultant, QED LLC and Mercy Corps International, Leavenworth Kan.

■Thomas Stewart, former county manager, Lincoln County, N.M.

■ James Wilson, interim director of finance, city of Altus, Okla.

Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said all five have some sort of background in county management.

The finalists will be interviewed in public by a panel of county officials March 29 at 8 a.m. at the commissioner hearing room in Glenwood Springs, and the public will be able to submit written questions and provide feedback then. Candidates will attend an open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the same location, and county employees and the public will be able to meet them and complete a feedback form.

County commissioners will conduct private interviews the following day and consider the input from others, and they expect to announce their choice in early April.


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