Meet the candidates

Ed Green

Green was the county manager in Garfield County for 13 years, beginning 1998. He managed 250 employees and helped to grow the county’s reserve funds from $15 million to $105 million, according to his résumé. Prior to his tenure in Garfield County, Green worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. Green has a bachelor’s degree in production management and a master’s degree in business administration. He also holds security clearances with the U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy and the National Security Agency, according to his résumé.

Joseph Kerby

Kerby has been the Delta city manager since 2010. He oversees more than 100 employees. He also has served as deputy county manager in Douglas County, Montrose County manager and city manager in Iola, Kan. He has more than 30 years’ experience working in the government sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in business with an emphasis on computer resource management.

Frank Lancaster

Lancaster is the county manager in Larimer County. He manages more than 1,500 employees and an annual budget of $300 million dollars. He has served as the county manager there since 1994, after starting work there as the county forester in 1983 and working his way up. During Lancaster’s tenure in Larimer County, he has published a book on solid-waste management systems. He also coordinated and implemented strategic plans, including the development and adoption of two comprehensive land-use plans and land-use codes. He has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in business administration and management.

David Mitchem

Mitchem has served as the Pagosa Springs town manager since 2008. Prior to his current post, Mitchem served as president and chief executive officer of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council in Arkansas. He also has worked as director of the Missouri Training and Employment Council, deputy director and chief operations officer for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, deputy director of the Missouri Department of Labor and director of the Colorado Division of Labor. Mitchem has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration and a master’s degree in public administration.

D. Michael Segrest

Segrest worked in the government sector for more than 30 years, until last year, when he started a California-based consulting firm conducting audits and strategic planning work for government agencies. He is a former assistant city manager in Boulder and a former town manager in Snowmass Village and Moraga, Calif. He has a bachelor’s degree in park administration and a master’s degree in organization management.

Source: Candidate résumés

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Lancaster

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Mitchem

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Segrest