Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mesa County Administrator Announces Departure

Tom Fisher accepts position of Manager for Summit County, Utah

Tom Fisher, Mesa County’s Administrator, announced this morning that he will soon be leaving Mesa County’s top staff post. Last evening, Tom Fisher was announced as the new Manager for Summit County, Utah after the Summit County Council adopted his employment contract at their regular meeting. Summit County, Utah is located in the northern part of the state and is home to Park City.

Fisher will continue serve as Mesa County’s chief executive officer through the end of 2014, in large part to assist with a smooth transition to the new leadership yet to be decided by the Board of County Commissioners. He will start with Summit County on January 20, 2015. Fisher was recruited to apply for Utah’s Summit County post by the Prothman Group, an executive search firm that Summit County worked with to conduct their search for a new manager.

Fisher has been employed by Mesa County since November 2001, when he was hired to direct the Regional Transportation Planning Office. He has served Mesa County in several management posts since that time, including its Regional Services Director and the Internal Services Director. He was appointed by the current Commissioners to serve as Administrator in 2013.

In talking about leaving, Fisher explained "I leave Mesa County from a point of feeling completely supported by the Commissioners and the organization, but the opportunity that has been offered by Summit County, Utah is too tempting from a professional and personal point of view to pass up." He adds, "Mesa County is a great organization of service-minded people that I have been proud to lead and to be a part of for thirteen years. I have enjoyed every minute of the time I've spent here and relationships that I've built with the Commissioners, elected officials and employees; all in the service of Mesa County citizens".

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