Mesa County reportedly is working to bring former local Department of Human Services Director Tom Papin back to Mesa County to act as interim county administrator. We’re awaiting response from our inquires to the county, and hope to have more under “breaking news” on our web site soon.
County commissioners are decindg whether to hire another administrator to succeed Jon Peacock, who resigned last summer and is negotiating with Pitkin County to take the same role in Aspen. If they don’t hire another administrator full-time, they’ve discussed the possibility of the commissioners filling that role by directly managing county departments.
Papin will reportedly only take the job on an interim basis. Current interim administrator Stefani Conley does not wish to continue as interim manager.
Peacock told The Business Times he did not entertain the possibility of re-applying for the job.