NOVEMBER 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Montrose
Office of the City Manager
433 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Contact: Bill Bell, City Manager
970.901.8580 | email@example.com | www.cityofmontrose.org
City Council Announces Departure of City Attorney
Montrose, CO — The Montrose City Council has announced that City Attorney Stephen Alcorn is resigning his position effective December 17 and will be moving along to the next phase of his career.
“We sincerely appreciate Stephen's service over the past eight years to the Montrose community and the City of Montrose and we wish him well,” said Mayor Doug Glaspell.
Alcorn, who was hired in 2013, came to the city with a resume of legal experience that includes seven years as an assistant district attorney in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office and nine years as special judge of the District Court of Oklahoma County.
During his tenure at the city, Alcorn has been involved with a variety of municipal law matters related to contract administration, municipal court, municipal code revisions, development agreements, risk management, and the negotiated purchase of the Black Canyon Golf Course.
“The quality of people I have gotten to work with at City Hall has been phenomenal. The citizens of Montrose should be proud of their city staff, they are second to none,” Alcorn said. “Though it is with a heavy heart that I leave City Hall, there are new opportunities and challenges awaiting Melissa and me.”
The city attorney, city manager, and Municipal Court judge are the only administrative employees hired by, and who report directly to, the City Council. Provisions related to Council’s oversight of the city attorney are described in the Montrose City Charter, Article VII, Sections 2 & 3, and is therein assigned to "advise the Council and City Officials in matters relating to their official powers and duties, and perform such other duties as Council may prescribe by ordinance or resolution."
A nationwide recruiting effort for a new city attorney will begin next month.
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