The Eagle County Board of Commissioners has just one candidate in mind for the county’s vacant manager position — longtime Gypsum Town Manager Jeff Shroll.
Here’s a press release on the selection process from Eagle County:
The Eagle County Board of Commissioners has named Jeff Shroll as the sole finalist for the position of county manager. Shroll, 49, is the current manager for the Town of Gypsum. A mandated 14-day public notice period now begins, after which a formal offer will be made.
Shroll was among four candidates interviewed by the board of commissioners from a field of 50 applicants. Panels comprised of community leaders, elected officials, county directors and employees provided input on two semi-finalists for the position.
“Jeff’s passion for community service and involvement are evident in both his professional and personal life,” said Commissioner and Chair Kathy Chandler-Henry. “He is a trusted and innovative leader both locally and statewide, and we are thrilled he is bringing those skills to Eagle County government.”
During his 24-year tenure at Gypsum, Shroll has seen the town grow from a population of approximately 1,800 to over 8,000. He has overseen projects ranging from the town’s economic development initiatives and comprehensive recreation plan, to infrastructure improvements including Gypsum’s recreation center, town hall, and water and wastewater plants.
In addition, he has shepherded collaborative efforts on affordable housing, expansion of the LEDE reservoir, construction of Costco, annexation of the Eagle County Regional Airport and the acquisition of the Dry Lake Open Space property, among others.
Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney noted Shroll’s fit within the community as well as within the organization. “We have terrific leaders in place, and his skills will be a perfect complement to the team,” she said.
Shroll holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Western State College of Colorado and a master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jeff on the county’s highest priorities including affordable housing, accessible health care and mental health services, climate action, early childhood care and learning, economic development, and multi-modal transportation systems,” said Commissioner Jill Ryan.
Shroll and his wife Elizabeth live in Gypsum and have three daughters aged 16, 14 and 12.