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Letter: Should it be ‘business as usual’ in Grand County?

To the Editor:

The citizens’ trust of Grand County government will not be restored with the resignation of the county manager. We do have trustworthy people within our county government, but the vacated position requires a very strong, enthusiastic, dedicated and proven public servant to restore our trust. This new individual needs to lead this county to a higher level of expectation, and a strong commitment to meeting the diverse needs of Grand County’s communities and population.

The position must publicly be posted for applications. The salary and benefits package, I would hope, can attract some very strong candidates. This should be filled with someone from outside the county.

The citizen involvement in selection must also be a part of this; it is our government. The commissioners will, of course, have the final selection. Perhaps a citizen committee could filter applicants and then submit to the commissioners for final selection.

We have an opportunity to create a county that is more cohesive, energized, and confident moving into our future. The process requires the public trust and involvement.

John R. Dickinson


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