Georgetown is expected to name its next town administrator at the March 22 Board of Selectmen meeting, if not sooner.
The three finalists were in town March 18 for a public meet-and-greet at the Georgetown Community Center. Their final interviews with the selectmen were scheduled for March 19.
The finalists are:
- Dicran “Rick” Keuroglian from Brush, Colorado
- David Niemeyer from Tinley Park, Illinois
- Guy Patterson from Fort Collins, Colorado.
At the meet-and-greet, the finalists introduced themselves and explained why they want to work in Georgetown.
Niemeyer said that he’s been in city administration almost his entire career.
He served as village manager for Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb, for seven years. In October 2021, he joined the private sector as an executive recruiter for an HR consulting firm.
On his resume, Niemeyer’s accomplishments in Tinley Park include overseeing tax-increment financing that revitalized the downtown area, and working with state and local officials to redevelop a former mental health center site.
Before Tinley Park, he held similar positions in six other Illinois communities. He has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science, both from Northern Illinois University.
Niemeyer said he likes working in smaller communities. Plus, as a fan of hiking and biking, he felt Georgetown would be the ideal place to live, work and recreate.
Keuroglian has been Brush’s assistant city administrator for almost two years.
He moved to Colorado from Georgia, where he was a director of community development at a 2,000-member church. He also founded a nonprofit for community development, collaboration and resource-sharing in Augusta, Georgia.
After all his work with local governments, Keuroglian said he felt encouraged to pursue a career in public administration. So, in 2019, he graduated with a second master’s degree, this time in public administration.
In Brush, he said he’s tackled a variety of projects and staff issues, learning how to accomplish things with a small budget and a lot of passion.
Ultimately, he felt his background in affordable housing would benefit Georgetown.
Keuroglian, who described himself as an extrovert and collaborator, told the 20-some meet-and-greet attendees, “I think all of us together can do great things.”
Patterson has held administrative roles across Colorado, but predominantly in the mountains, including Salida and Lake County. He currently lives in Fort Collins and most recently served as Hudson’s town administrator for four years.
Among his accomplishments in Hudson, Patterson listed helping the town with its water resources and broadband access.
He has a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Colorado, but he noted that he has a bachelor’s degree in history. Thus, he said, he was very interested in working in Georgetown.
Patterson described how he used to be based out of the Vail Valley area, and he was looking forward to working in a small mountain town again.
“Colorado is my home,” he told the meet-and-greet attendees. “And the mountains are where I want to be.”