Castle Pines North names first City Manager
CASTLE PINES NORTH, Colo., Dec. 11, 2008 — The Castle Pines North City Council has approved the selection of Alan Lanning to be the community's first City Manager/Program Director. Like other members of the City staff, he is employed by CH2M HILL OMI, the city's partner in providing a range of municipal services.
Introduced to the public at last night's City Council meeting, Lanning is a seasoned city executive with more than 17 years of experience in serving government entities. For the past two years, Lanning has been the City Manager for Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Reporting to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager/Program Director acts as the "chief administrative officer." Under the direction of the Mayor, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day business of the City and directing all City departments, functions and services.
"Alan clearly brings the right blend of experience, vision and enthusiasm to help advance our mission to build one of Colorado's best small cities," said Mayor Maureen Shul. "We welcome him to Castle Pines North and look forward to benefiting from his talents."
"After working in state and local government for the past 17 years, I am excited to begin this new opportunity with CH2M HILL OMI to be the City Manager for Castle Pines North," said Lanning, whose appointment is effective immediately. "The public-private partnership offers an opportunity for me to continue applying my government expertise and help Castle Pines North develop their community and their future."
Before his tenure leading city operations in Steamboat Springs, Lanning was the City Manager in Brookings, S.D., and the Town Manager in Minturn, Colo. He also has worked as a community facilities development director, county planning director, and in various program management capacities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Dakota State University and a master's degree in public administration from the University of South Dakota.
Lanning is a member of the Colorado Municipal League's policy committee, the Colorado City/County Managers Association, and the International City/County Managers Association, through which he earned ICMA Credentialed Manager designation.
Incorporated Feb. 12, 2008, Castle Pines North is a city of about 10,000 people located about 20 miles south of Denver in Douglas County. CNNMoney.com recently ranked Douglas County among the top 10 U.S. counties experiencing the most job growth over the past seven years. For more information on Castle Pines North and to sign up for e-mail alerts about city news, visit www.castlepinesgov.com.