Thursday, April 29, 1999

Ex-Hamilton city manager going West




The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — Hamilton's recently retired city manager, Hal Shepherd, has been hired as city manager for Cortez, Colo.

        Mr. Shepherd retired in March, closing 32 years of public service in Hamilton, including the last 10 as city manager. Mr. Shepherd will start as city manager for Cortez on June 1.

        “We were able to accomplish a lot of commercial development in Hamilton during the last 10 years,” Mr. Shepherd said. “I think I left at a good time. It's (Hamilton) in good shape, and there's a lot of positive things happening here.”

        Cortez, located about eight hours west of Denver, has a population of about 8,000. Mr. Shepherd applied for the position in December.

        “It's fun having a new job, a new challenge and a whole new atmosphere,” Mr. Shepherd said. “I've always like the West and Western history. Now, I'll be able to live where I've always read about.”

        City manager Steve Sorrell, who formerly served as assistant city manager under Mr. Shepherd, officially took the reins this month, although he had served as acting city manager since January.

       



Sheila Adams: building more than bricks
Cincinnati sues gun makers
City keeps parent liability law
County business coming on Internet
Tax cut possible in Ohio after all
Teen birth rates keep falling
Tornado-stricken communities turn to state for help
FOP has 'no confidence' in Shirey
Police review unit told to be watchdog
Debate on mayor's powers makes for lively live radio
Flynt's lawyers must wait to question star witness
Students still rattled by shootings
Tristate delegation mirrors split on Kosovo
GET TO IT
Invasion of 'Star Wars' toys
'Strings' joins new musical tradition
Trumpeter's life a long Mardi Gras
Birthdays gigs take the cake
'Real-world' writing cheats students
Wanted: Democrats to run
Anti-landfill group to discuss fight
Battle of Kyles Lane is over
Bill offers options for state retirees
Butler Co. children's agency pleads for 2.4-mill levy
Clermont, dispatch union to meet
Dinky diesel defeats Delta Queen
Drug raiders' annual sweep seeks out 60
Ethnic cleansing targeted
- Ex-Hamilton city manager going West
Ex-mayor to manage Lincoln Heights
Fairfield schools to add 9 teachers in August
Flag amendment bad law, Glenn tells ex-colleagues
Fort Thomas students raise Koins for Kosovo
Judge to rule on 'misconduct' in prosecution of slaying suspect
Lebanon subdivision would have homes up to $500K
Lt. governor joins watch for DUIs
Passion for picture pasting
Polygraph results won't be used
Prisoner escapes from sheriff's deputies
Richey finalist for Fla. post
Rookwood growth spills over
Talawanda options school site
Teachers suggest specialized schools
TRISTATE DIGEST
Water, sewer rates rise
Waynesville markets its charms on a CD-ROM