Thornton

Longtime Thornton city manager will retire

Jack Ethredge, also the city's utilities director, has led Thornton for 32 years

Staff report
Posted 1/11/17

Jack Ethredge, who has led Thornton for 32 years as city manager and utilities director, has announced he will retire March 20.

  Since taking office on Oct. 22, 1984, Ethredge has seen …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you’re a print subscriber or made a voluntary contribution in Nov. 2016-2017, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.
Thornton

Longtime Thornton city manager will retire

Jack Ethredge, also the city's utilities director, has led Thornton for 32 years

Posted

Jack Ethredge, who has led Thornton for 32 years as city manager and utilities director, has announced he will retire March 20.

 
Since taking office on Oct. 22, 1984, Ethredge has seen Thornton grow to the sixth-largest community in the state.
 
Ethredge notified City Council Jan. 10 of his intention to retire.
 
"The evolution of the city over these years has truly been transformative for the community and the city organization," said Ethredge in his resignation letter to Thornton City Council. "Jean and I are living proof that Thornton is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I came to Thornton for a job and found a home."
 
Mayor Heidi Williams credited Ethredge's leadership and efforts with much of the city's successes.
 
"He came to this community at a critical time when it needed stability and solid direction - Jack provided that for the residents and businesses within Thornton," Williams said. "He has worked with many city councils since being hired and has found a way to effectively bring these people together to provide for the present and the future for this great community."
 
The council said it will begin the search for a new city manager in the next few weeks.
 
Ethredge praised Thornton and its residents for their commitment to always working to better the community.
 
"No community, including this one, is perfect but the spirit of this community and the many and ongoing efforts - be it through public, nonprofit, faith-based or private sector - to enhance our community have been and are remarkable," he said in his letter. "It is especially remarkable and somewhat unusual to have had the opportunity to see and appreciate all these efforts over these years by those engaged in the development of this community." 

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment