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Berthoud Town Board Announces Administrator Candidate Finalists

Post Date:11/19/2017 9:13 AM

At a meeting last night, the Town Board of Trustees announced three finalists for the position of Town Administrator. The candidates are scheduled to visit Berthoud on Monday, November 20 to attend a public reception and interview with Town Trustees and staff.


Residents are invited to meet the candidates at the public reception scheduled for Monday, November 20, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 807 Mountain Ave. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with candidates and provide feedback to the Town Board of Trustees regarding which individual would best serve the Berthoud community.


Candidates Phillip Hall, Ashton Harrison and Christopher Kirk are all in the running to replace outgoing Town Administrator Mike Hart, who plans to retire on November 30.


About the candidates:


Phillip Hill

Phillip Hill has over 20 years experience in municipal government. His experience includes serving as City Planner, as the Director of Community and Economic Development, and he currently serves as the Assistant City Manager and Director of Community Development for Midvale City, UT. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Planning and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Phillip currently resides in Utah with his wife and two children.


Ashton Harrison

Ashton Harrison has 17 years of experience in local government. He possess a Master’s degree in Political Science and is a Certified Public Manager through the University of Colorado Denver. Ashton’s professional experience includes serving as the County Administrator in Bath County, Virginia as well as several local government positions in Colorado.  His experience in Colorado includes serving County Administrator in Montezuma County as well as the Town Manager and Land Use Administrator in both Rico and Kremmling, Colorado. 



Christopher Kirk

Christopher Kirk brings 10 years of experience in local government. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he took a position in Tehachapi, California as a member of the City Manager’s Executive Team. He rose through the ranks at this organization heading initiatives including strategic planning, branding, and capital improvements. In his current role as Assistant City Manager, he oversees Public Works, Community and Economic Development, IT and the Municipal Airport. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Chris also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University Bakersfield.

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