(Arvada, CO) – Two candidates have been identified to take part in the final stages of
the City of Arvada’s hiring process to select the next City Manager. They include:
Mark G. Deven City Manager, City of Woodland, Woodland, CA
Gary F. Klaphake City Administrator, City of Lafayette, Lafayette, CO
The search for the next Arvada City Manager began earlier in the summer with part
of the process involving Arvada’s City Council, City of Arvada staff and community
members conducting extensive interviews with six candidates.
The next step in the selection process will involve a final round of interviews with both
Deven and Klaphake prior to City Council making its final decision.
Arvada’s current City Manager, Craig Kocian, is set to retire in September after serving
14 years as the city’s chief executive.