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Posted on: January 7, 2019

City of Aspen Manager Resigns


City of Aspen Manager Resigns

Aspen, CO – January 7, 2018 – A majority of Aspen City Council, tonight, requested the resignation of city manager Steve Barwick.

“It’s been my pleasure to work with Steve for 12 years,” said Aspen Mayor Steven Skadron.  “I feel fortunate to have been a mayor during Steve Barwick’s tenure and his experience is something I’ve relied upon. I’ve always respected his calm, thoughtful, and insightful guidance particularly in emotionally and politically charged times.  Steve Barwick’s work in many areas including environmental stewardship, housing, transportation, and creating financial stability have made Aspen a city that others turn to for exemplary leadership.  His commitment over 25 years and the people he’s hired, the services and values they embody are a large reason why so many people are drawn to this exceptional City as a community and a resort.”

Barwick has worked for a total of 25 years with the City of Aspen, first as the finance director and assistant city manager, and then as city manager for 19 years.  His annual salary is $195,228.

In the coming weeks City Council will meet to discuss the interim and long-term plan for handling the vacancy.  

Council will also meet in public session to finalize the terms of Steve Barwick’s departure and the process for recruitment of the next city manager.


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