No. 6 top story of 2020: Turnover in Ouray city top job continues

  • Mike Wiggins —OurayCountyPlaindealer Silas Clarke talks with interested citizens during a meet-and-greet event held for finalists in September, before he was hired as the new city administrator.
    Mike Wiggins —OurayCountyPlaindealer Silas Clarke talks with interested citizens during a meet-and-greet event held for finalists in September, before he was hired as the new city administrator.
It turns out the turnover within the Ouray city administration in 2019 wasn’t done in 2020. After firing City Administrator Katie Sickles in early 2019, the Ouray City Council was faced with searching for a new chief executive officer right as the pandemic hit this spring. Justin Perry, the city’s former police chief who became the full-time city administrator in the summer of 2019, announced in…

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