Welcome Bill Shrum, who joined The Town of Eagle in January, 2019, as the Assistant to the Town Manager. Bill comes to us as part of the Cathy Shipley Best and Brightest Internship Program in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

This two-year internship program for Master’s degree students provides the town with an opportunity to enhance and increase administrative functions and capacity, address growing community and organizational demands on the town’s limited resources and develops a succession planning strategy to ensure the future leadership capacity. This position will work with all town departments, throughout the community and region on a multitude of projects.

Bill is from Boulder where he received his Bachelors of Environmental Design and Masters of Arts in Communication from Univ. of Colorado Boulder.  He is currently working towards his Executive Master of Public Administration with the University of Colorado Denver.  Bill has been an entrepreneur, starting four different businesses including the first University of Colorado affiliated student co-working and accelerator space, Spark Boulder, as well as working as Project Manager and Social Media Strategist for one of the world’s leading green and eco-lifestyle websites, Elephant Journal (www.elephantjournal.com). He also served as a consultant with Downtown Colorado Inc. with their recent Rural Business Development Grant helping rural communities with their online presence and social media marketing.

In his first month with the Town of Eagle, Bill has worked on Project THOR, a rural broadband initiative with DOLA and NWRCOG; leads the project for Downtown Colorado Inc’s Downtown Assessment of the Broadway Commercial Core; helps manage the Home Rule referendum and outreach process aiming for a November, 2019 ballot measure; assists with Economic Development strategy and implementation; public engagement strategy for the Elevate Eagle Comprehensive Plan update; works closely on town communication strategy online and in print; assists with the Bull Pasture Recreation Campus master planning process; and in writing a variety of grants and funding proposals to bring additional financial and human resources to the Town of Eagle.