City Manager Eric Keck announced his resignation from the City of Englewood at the conclusion of the Sept. 4 regular meeting of the city council. His exceptional and innovative management style is attractive to both private and public entities, and recently Keck was made an employment offer he and his family could not refuse. Mayor Linda Olson asked Keck to reconsider, however, he believes the opportunity is the best use of his skills and talents.
When Keck was hired, he had the vision and problem-solving skills that were just what was needed for the post-recession time. Keck’s energetic leadership infused the city with new vision. His people skills with city staff, residents, businesses and other metropolitan leaders had been more than admirable, according to Olson.
Adding that his interactions with the council have been consistently reliable, honest, collegial and deeply informing. More importantly, he has endeared himself to the residents of Englewood. “Knowing that he would take the time to meet with anyone on any issue given me, as mayor, I had the confidence that our city was in caring hands. His service in both time and energy has set a high bar for anyone to follow.
“Keck leaves a great legacy in several crucial areas of the city’s functions. Early on, Keck reorganized the city structure for personnel and cost-effectiveness. He reduced overhead while enhancing management sophistication and delivery of service. He worked tirelessly to enhance the level of safety services throughout the city, ensuring high-level fire and police infrastructure, capacity and outstanding personnel.”
As for hiring a new manager, the Englewood’s City Charter leaves the authority for the selection process to the city council which will use various search methods to hire a replacement.
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