Winter Park hires new town manager with city experience |

Winter Park hires new town manager with city experience

Keith Riesberg

WINTER PARK — After a months-long hiring process, the town of Winter Park has found a new town manager.

Keith Riesberg was officially appointed to the town manager position during the Tuesday night town council executive session. He has over two decades of experience in city government and previously worked as city manager of Rio Rancho, N.M., a town of about 94,000 residents.

“Working for the resort community of Winter Park is a rare and unique opportunity for me and my family,” Riesberg said in a press release. “I look forward to working with Mayor (Jimmy) Lahrman, the Town Council and staff to continue the initiatives currently underway that will provide outstanding services to the residents, businesses and visitors to this wonderful community.”

Riesberg will start in October.

The town chose Riesberg because they felt his energy and experience aligned best with the community and its needs. According to the press release, the area of Rio Rancho saw marked improvements in economic development and public infrastructure during Riesberg’s tenure.

“We were very impressed with him throughout this hiring process and believe that he will be a valuable asset to continue the town’s current momentum,” Winter Park Mayor Jimmy Lahrman said.

As town manager, Riesberg will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and assisting the town council with its duties.

For the position, the town provides an above average salary, as well as a benefits package including medical and dental insurances with a 10 percent employee contribution; a $50,000 life insurance policy; a wellness program and $500 annual wellness payment; and an employee assistance program. Relocation assistance, if needed, can be negotiated.

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