Wed, Mar 21, 2012 10:22 AM
KILLINGTON- After serving as interim town manager since his
appointment in August of 2011, Seth Webb, former economic
development and tourism director, was appointed town manager by the
Selectboard Tuesday, March 13. His permanent selection comes
after Webb helped manage the response and recovery to Tropical
Storm Irene and develop the 2012 Town Budget which was passed by
voters last week on Town Meeting Day.
"Since taking over as Interim Town Manager, Seth has more than
proven himself capable of doing the job; effectively responding to
a natural disaster that no one was prepared for, and leading a very
challenging budget process that received the overwhelming support
of Town voters" said Selectboard Chair Chris Bianchi.
Webb came to Killington from New York City when the Town selected
him to lead its Economic Development and Tourism efforts in early
2010. In that role, he brought a series of events to town
including the Killington Stage Race, AJGA Junior Golf Championships
and Cooler in the Mountains Free Concert Series to help reignite
summer and fall tourism. He also initiated and led a
multi-town effort to establish U.S. Routes 4 and 100 as Vermont
Byways, fostered a close relationship between the Town and Resort,
and secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and
sponsorship from state and private sponsors.
Webb's efforts earned the Town the 2011 Governor's Award for
Prior to coming to Killington, Webb worked for over ten years in
management positions in municipal and state government in New York
City, the State of Illinois, and Central America. He served as
the director of special projects for the Governor of Illinois
managing statewide health care, economic development and education
programs for five years, and worked for two years as the advisor to
a Guatemalan mayor training and opening a Municipal Planning
Office, which managed a variety of healthcare, water, small
business and tourism development projects.
Before his time in Guatemala, he served as the director of
marketing and special events for the New York City Parks
Department. And prior to coming to Vermont, he worked as a
consultant on a variety of municipal based projects including
engagements with Chicago Public Schools and Discovery Green Park in
Houston, in his role as director of marketing and public affairs
for Civic Entertainment Group.
"With 14 years of management experience in municipal and state
governments and the private sector, Seth is well prepared to lead
the town. He has worked in the big leagues of government and is a
proven leader in town with a demonstrated ability to respond
effectively to a variety of challenges," said Bernie Rome,
Killington selectboard member.
A graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, Webb will take on the new
responsibilities with no increased pay or cost of living
adjustment. His appointment is at will and effective