The city of Aspen has announced its list of finalists for the community director development position, which includes two in-house candidates.
The community is invited to attend a meet and greet hosted by the city to learn more about the finalists. The event is scheduled for Thursday from 5:45-7 p.m. in the Aspen Police Department Community Room at 540 E. Main St., second floor.
The finalists are:
• Jennifer Phelan, interim community development director, city of Aspen.
• Phillip Supino, principal long-range planner, city of Aspen.
• Matthew Selby, land use and economic development director, town of Acton, Massachusetts.
• Paul Glasgow, community development director, town of Lyons.
Resumes for the four finalists can be found on the city’s website. During Thursday’s event, candidates will introduce themselves and interact informally with attendees. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to each of the finalists and provide the city with their feedback.
The community development director is responsible for administering Aspen’s land-use and building codes as well as advocating for sustainable redevelopment in the community. The director advises city leadership and provides policy guidance and recommendations regarding planning and land-use issues and oversees the community development and the environmental health and sustainability departments.
The opening was created during the summer when Jessica Garrow, who was with the community development department for 13 years and held the top job for three-and-a-half years, moved to the landscape architecture and planning firm Design Workshop, which has offices in Aspen.