Georgetown has named three finalists for its town administrator.

They are:

  • Dicran “Rick” Keuroglian from Brush, Colorado
  • David Niemeyer from Tinley Park, Illinois
  • Guy Patterson from Fort Collins, Colorado

The town has scheduled a public meet-and-greet with the finalists from 5-6 p.m. March 18 at the Georgetown Community Center.

The Board of Selectmen will interview the finalists and likely announce a hire later in the weekend.

The finalists

As of March 10, the finalists’ resumes were not publicly available, although they were expected to be in the coming days.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Keuroglian has served as Brush’s assistant city administrator since April 2020.

Throughout his career, he’s held positions in planning and zoning, community development, community relations, operations, downtown development and project management.

He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Augusta University.

Keuroglian was recently named a finalist for Cripple Creek city administrator, but ultimately wasn’t selected, according to coverage by the Mountain Jackpot News.

Niemeyer was the village manager of Tinley Park for seven years, according to his LinkedIn profile, until became an executive recruiter for an H.R. consulting firm last October.

Before Tinley Park, Niemeyer held similar positions in six other communities.

He has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science, both from Northern Illinois University.

Coverage by Illinois news outlets describe Niemeyer retiring as Tinley Park village manager.

Patterson is the former town administrator of Hudson, Colorado, which announced his hire in February 2018.

Before that, he was the city administrator of Salida, based on coverage by The Mountain Mail. He resigned in August 2017, after only six months in the role. He had been announced as a finalist for Dillon town administrator at the time.

Before Salida, Patterson held administrative positions in Lake County and De Beque, among others. Aspects of both were scrutinized by local news coverage as Patterson failed to move to Lake County, which was required, and De Beque trustees voted not to renew Patterson’s contract.

The process

Georgetown’s interim town administrator Steve Rabe explained in a March 8 board of selectmen meeting that Georgetown selected six semi-finalists for interviews, although one withdrew because he received another job.

After all the interviews, Rabe described how the town moved ahead with reference checks for four of the six semi-finalists. When he reached out all of them to ensure they were still interested and available, another withdrew because of concerns about moving his family from Iowa.

So, the selectmen officially named the three finalists — Keuroglian, Niemeyer, and Patterson — at the March 8 meeting.

The Board of Selectmen will conduct formal interviews with the finalists on March 19. The board is expected to deliberate and potentially announce a hire that afternoon or evening.