Colo.-­‐March 22, 2016-­‐The Town of Eagle Board of Trustees announced two finalists for the town manager position tonight during the regularly scheduled Town Board of Trustees meeting. The announcement comes after a more than two-­‐month process which included a national search, candidate recruitment and selection effort via Moffet Consulting, and rigorous review by a predetermined selection committee made up of four current Trustees, three members of Town Staff, and an Eagle business leader.

“One of our primary goals in this search and selection exercise was to raise the bar on both transparency and sophistication of the process,” said Anne McKibbin, current member of the Town of Eagle Board of Trustees and Mayor Pro Tem. “We believe we achieved that goal by expanding our search to a national level, hiring a well respected consulting firm and expanding the selection committee to include elected officials, members of Town Staff and community leaders. The result is that we have narrowed the field of more than 50 applicants to two well qualified finalists, each with more than 20 years of related career experience and backgrounds that make them uniquely qualified for this important position.”

The two finalists are Clark Gundlach and John Schneiger.

Gundlach was an executive in the outdoor sports industry working for popular brands which included Burton, Quicksilver and Spyder. He successfully led each of the companies through periods of intense growth. After focusing his career efforts on a national level he now seeks to commit his energy to a local effort. Gundlach recently relocated to Eagle.

Schneiger has more than 20 years of public administrative experience including roles as City Manager and Community Redevelopment Director in Colorado and nationally. He was instrumental in leading the Western Slope municipalities of Montrose and Fruita through periods of strong economic growth. Schneiger recently moved back to Colorado from Florida.

“Though significantly different, each of the two finalists have skill sets and career experiences that make them uniquely qualified to be Eagle’s Town Manager. We were careful not to limit ourselves to applicants with only municipal experience and I believe the applicant pool was stronger because of it,” added McKibbin. “In the end it will be up to the Town Board of Trustees to choose the finalist whose work style best complements Eagle’s future.”

The announcement of the two finalists at the March 22, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting begins a 14-­‐day period that must expire prior to a formal offer and contract being extended to one of the finalists. The Eagle community will have an opportunity to meet and greet both finalists Friday March 25, 2016 from 7:30-­‐9:00am at Town Hall.

Media contacts: Anne McKibbin, Town of Eagle Board of Trustees and Mayor Pro Tem 970-­471-­0723 or anne.mckibbin@townofeagle.org

Chris Moffet, Principal of Moffet Consulting 970-­471-­4474 or Chris@moffetconsulting.com