Arvada Has Selected New City Manager

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Arvada City Council has decided upon Mark Deven as the person to succeed longtime City Manager, Craig Kocian when he retires on September 30, 2011.

Deven has served as the City Manager for the City of Woodland in California since 2007. In that time, Deven guided the organization through fiscal challenges while meeting the needs of citizens by completing numerous capital projects and promoting business growth in the community.

Deven has also achieved tremendous success in working with City employees by creating a quality work environment for effective and efficient delivery of local government services.

With more than 30 years of public service, Deven has spent a career focusing on improving the quality of life for citizens in the cities he’s served.

Prior to his work with the City of Woodland Deven worked for the cities of Concord, Anaheim, Newport Beach and Lakewood, all in California.

“Based on Mark’s exceptional credentials and his commitment to public service, the City Council believes he is an extraordinary leader who will guide the city to continued success,” said Mayor Bob Frie.

The City Council will finalize Deven’s contract in the next few weeks.

here is an article from his current city’s paper

and his bio from his current job

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2 Responses to Arvada Has Selected New City Manager

  1. John Kiljan says:

    Craig’s shoes will be hard to fill. I noticed in the referenced article that Mr Deven had to reduce the City of Woodland’s staff by 25% during the recent recession. Let’s hope he doesn’t have to face that kind of a challenge here in Arvada. We’re handing him a city that financially has both feet firmly planted on the ground. Let’s give him all the support we can and hope he can do wonderful things for our City. –John Kiljan

  2. Matt says:

    As a member of the local newspaper here in Woodland I wanted to tell you all that you’re getting a good man in Mark. He has done very well in a very difficult economic time. He’s well liked by both newspaper staff as well as city residents. I personally wish him the best of luck!

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