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City to Host Open House for City Manager Finalists

As part of the continuing process in selecting the next Arvada City Manager, the City is hosting an open house for Arvada residents, the local business community and City of Arvada team members to meet the two finalists selected by Arvada City Council to move forward in the process. Open house attendees will be provided with the opportunity to provide feedback to Council. The open house will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Atrium at Arvada City Hall (8101 Ralston Rd.).

The City received 37 applications for the City Manager position. Nineteen applicants met the minimum qualifications, as determined by Human Resources. The City’s selection team further screened this group for the best fit to the City Council’s priorities and interviewed seven candidates as semi-finalists. The selection team agreed unanimously on three top candidates following a series of onsite interviews and exercises over a week-long period with the highly competitive candidates. One of the top finalists withdrew from consideration for personal reasons, leaving two finalists in the process. To learn more about the selection process and the two finalists, visit

After a series of additional interviews in August, and taking into consideration the feedback from the open house, Arvada City Council will select the next city manager, who will take over the role in late September. The public will be invited to a meet-and-greet with the new city manager at that time.