Council selects new town manager

The town of Pagosa Springs has a new town manager with its selection of David Mitchem at Thursday’s mid-month meeting of the Town Council.

During the noon meeting, held in chambers at Town Hall, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted on two motions to make the appointment official.

The first motion before the board was for the approval of Mitchem’s employment contract. Following a unanimous vote of approval, council then entertained a motion for the appointment of Mitchem as town manager. Again, the motion met with unanimous approval.

Mitchem has an effective start date of Nov. 3. Until then, interim town manager Tamra Allen will continue with her duties and assist in Mitchem’s transition before she steps down Nov. 7.

Mitchem has been the CEO of the Economic Development Council in Castle Rock, Colo. since 2005.