After a rigorous selection process, Rifle City Council has chosen its new City Manager. Scott Hahn is currently the Borough Manager for the town of Skagway in Alaska. Although he has been in Alaska on and off since 2002, he has a long history in Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado and his Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. With a Colorado public service career spanning back to the mid 1980s, Hahn is anxious to get back to what he considers his home state. He has worked as Town Administrator for Erie, Town Manager in Hayden and City Administrator in Salida. Much of his family is in Salida so he is familiar with the unique challenges of towns on the Western Slope.
“I like the western culture atmosphere in Rifle and am impressed with the City improvements made to date. It reflects well on the leaders, staff, and citizen support as well as bodes promisingly for the future,” remarked Hahn.
A special meeting of City Council is scheduled for Monday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. for approval of Mr. Hahn’s employment contract. The contract calls for a two year minimum and a salary of $140,000. If everything moves forward as anticipated, he will start on July 23rd.
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