Georgetown has named Dicran “Rick” Keuroglian as its next town administrator.
Keuroglian is assistant city administrator of Brush, Colorado. He’s expected to start work in Georgetown officially on April 18.
The Georgetown Board of Selectmen interviewed Keuroglian and the two other finalists — David Niemeyer of Tinley Park, Illinois and Guy Patterson of Fort Collins — on March 19, and announced its selection at the board’s March 22 regular meeting.
“After much deliberation, we determined he was the best candidate,” Police Judge Lynette Kelsey said on March 22.
Georgetown is reaching out to Keuroglian with an official offer, which Kelsey expected to be approved at the board’s April 12 meeting.
During a March 18 public meet-and-greet with the finalists, Keuroglian told the Courant that becoming Georgetown’s administrator “would be a dream come true.”
He said he would use everything he’s learned over his entire career to help Georgetown with its historic properties, affordable housing, water resources, and other projects.
“I look forward to building relationships with everyone here,” Keuroglian said. “I love to empower people.”
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. He also described himself as an extrovert and collaborator
He told the 20-some meet-and-greet attendees: “I think all of us together can do great things.”