Nina Vetter of Pueblo West Metro District to step down as District Manager

Pueblo West Metro District Manager Nina Vetter announced her resignation on May 5.

Vetter has served the district since 2019 and his last day will be June 11.

Vetter will move to Gresham, Oregon, to take on the role of city manager.

During Vetter’s two years in the district, she said she believed progress had been made on important initiatives and community engagement had increased; she attributes this to the team she worked with.

“We have a great team here at Pueblo West,” said Vetter. “We made a lot of progress on the fire sales tax, building Fire Hall 2. We also made tremendous progress on the Aquatic Center which was a voter approved initiative that has been underway for many years. years.

“We were able to launch ‘Planning Pueblo West’s Future’ which continues to move forward. So I think over the last few years with this great team we’ve made a lot of progress.”

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For Vetter, the highlights of her career with the District are the connections she has made within the community and the team she has worked with over the past two years.

“I have personally enjoyed being able to work with such great staff who work very hard and are very dedicated,” said Vetter. “I also enjoyed being part of the community, working closely with Pueblo County, our Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce. All the relationships I’ve built – I just enjoy the community welcoming me and spending time with the people here in Pueblo West.

In a press release from the district, board chairman Doug Proal said he knew Vetter was a rising star when she was hired, noting that she will be missed.

“This is a great opportunity for her to advance her career,” Proal said in the press release. “She will be sadly missed here in Pueblo West and the Pueblo community as a whole. I wish him all the success in the world.

The district administration board plans to organize a recruiting process to find a replacement for Vetter. By then, Harley Gifford, General Counsel, has been selected as the Acting District Director.

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Vetter had some advice for anyone considering applying for her role, once again noting the wonderful team she was able to work with.

“We have a great team and a great management team here at Pueblo West,” said Vetter. “So I think the Pueblo West Metropolitan District is on the cusp of moving the organization and the community forward. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the job, it would be a great experience.

Chieftain and Pueblo West View reporter Alexis Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @ smith_alexis27.

Daniel E. Murphy