Winter Park finance director enjoys chance to connect to community |

Winter Park finance director enjoys chance to connect to community

Autumn Phillips
Sky-Hi Daily News
Winter Park, Colorado

Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi Daily News

After commuting to Denver for three years, accepting the finance director position for the Town of Winter Park means more than taking a new job for Bill Wengert. It means a better quality of life. It means savings on gas and the end of taking Berthoud Pass every morning in the winter. It means more time with his wife and children ” Tyler, 11, and Hannah, 9.

It’s also a chance to connect to the community he’s called home for the past three years.

“Until now, I can’t say I did much more here than kids’ sports,” Wenger said. “I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to open here. This is what I was looking for.

“My family is very happy.”

The Wengert family moved to Granby three years ago when Bill’s wife, Missy, took an ELL teaching position with the East Grand School District.

Bill kept his job as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Rocky Mountain PBS.

When the finance director position opened up in Winter Park, Wengert saw a place for himself in Grand County.

His resume includes years in the finance department of City of Lexington and County of Fayette, Kentucky and as finance director and executive director of the U.S. Olympics Committee for triathlons in Colorado Springs.

Wengert took over the finance director position on April 20.

“Morgan Reinhardt (finance technician) did a great job,” Wengert said. “The town has her to thank for keeping things going (while it was without a finance director.”