Golden, Colo.— City Manager Jason T. Slowinski has announced his intent to resign his position near the end of March to join Colorado School of Mines in Golden as an Associate Vice President, providing strategic leadership to the University’s capital planning, infrastructure, facilities, and sustainability efforts.
“While we’re sad to see Jason go, we know he won’t be going too far away, and we’re thrilled for Jason and his family. He has served the City of Golden well and we’re fortunate that he will continue to be part of the Golden community in his new role,” said Mayor of Golden Laura M. Weinberg.
Appointed as City Manager in 2015, Slowinski has been instrumental in leading key City initiatives over the past several years. During his tenure, the City invested in key infrastructure projects, including a new interchange at 6th Avenue and 19th Street, complete street upgrades on North Washington Avenue, and current drainage improvements along Ford Street. In addition, Slowinski helped negotiate the acquisition of key downtown properties, including the City Hall Annex and the former Coors’ North Office Building and surrounding parcels—all of which form a part of the City’s current Heart of Golden planning initiative to reimagine the Clear Creek corridor.
Continuing the City of Golden’s tradition of strong fiscal management, Slowinski introduced new budgetary practices, including detailed capital project information, in an effort to increase the transparency and understanding of the City’s budget.
Since March of 2020, much of Slowinski’s focus has been on leading the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, working to ensure the City’s financial stability, the continuity of key City services, and supporting the community’s overall recovery efforts.
“I’m grateful for the partnership that I’ve had with Jason, especially during the recent pandemic. The City couldn’t have asked for a more calm and steady hand at the helm during this uncertain time,” said Weinberg.
“I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to have served the City of Golden, and I am grateful for the support that Mayor Weinberg and City Council have given me during my tenure,” said City Manager Jason T. Slowinski. “I am looking forward to my work with the Colorado School of Mines, right here in Golden.”
Mayor Weinberg will soon meet with City Council to discuss the City’s recruitment plans for Slowinski’s successor and the appointment of an interim City Manager, with details forthcoming.
“Golden is an outstanding community and I’m confident we will be able to attract top quality candidates to serve as Golden’s next City Manager,” said Weinberg.