Greg Caton, a government administrator who’s worked in Arizona and Western Colorado, soon will assume his latest duties as Grand Junction city manager.
The Grand Junction City Council ratified an employment agreement with Caton, concluding a 10-month search for a new manager. His first day on the job hasn’t yet been determined.
“I am incredibly honored to be appointed city manager for Grand Junction,” Caton said. “I believe my skill set and interests match up very well with Grand Junction. Growing up in Colorado and spending many years on the Western Slope, I have watched the community evolve over the years. I believe Grand Junction is at the beginning of some very prosperous years, and I look forward to being a part of that development.”
Caton brings to the position experience in Oro Valley, Ariz., and Durango. He served as manager of the Town of Oro Valley for four years following stints as interim and assistant town manager. He also served eight years as assistant city manager in Durango.
Caton holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fort Lewis College in Durango as well as a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He also holds the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association.
“We are all very much looking forward to Mr. Caton’s arrival,” said Grand Junction Mayor Phyllis Norris. “With his experience in many areas of Colorado as well as Arizona, we know he will bring fresh ideas and perspective to our city.”
Caton was selected from among 45 applicants for a position that’s been open since the resignation of Rich Englehart in June.