For Immediate Release January 27, 2012
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, 303-651-8840
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Harold Dominguez Accepts Job as New Longmont City Manager
JANUARY 27, 2011 – Harold Dominguez has accepted the offer to be the next city manager in Longmont.
Dominguez, who has been the city manager in San Angelo, Texas since 2004, replaces Gordon Pedrow who is retiring after an 18-year career as Longmont’s city manager.
“There are very few places that would draw me away from San Angelo,” Dominguez said, “but Longmont has a great staff, a promising future, and exciting potential.”
Dominguez was offered the job following an extensive nationwide search by the Longmont City Council. The city received more than 80 applications for the job and narrowed that list to six last week. Dominquez was selected as the top candidate after a two-day round of meetings and interviews with community members, community organizations, city staff and the Longmont city council.
“The City Council was impressed with all six candidates for the City Manager’s job,” Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs said. “We feel like Harold Dominguez is the right person to help lead Longmont for the foreseeable future.”
Dominquez has signed a letter of intent to join the organization and has resigned from San Angelo. Although the new city manager contract must be approved by the Longmont city council at its February 14 meeting, it is considered a formality.
Dominguez, his wife and two children, a son 8, and a daughter, 9 plan to move to Longmont soon in order for Dominguez to start his new job on April 2.
“While making a decision to leave San Angelo was difficult, my family and I can’t wait to become part of the Longmont community and be part of the team that continues to move Longmont forward,” Dominguez said.
Longmont, located in Boulder County at an elevation of 4,979 feet, covers 27 square miles and has more than 300 days of sunshine and a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont with a population of 86,000, also is home to several high-tech companies and a vibrant restaurant and art scene. It is conveniently located 35 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder, and 30 miles from scenic Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park.