Malcolm Fleming to Depart Louisville City Manager Position after 10 Years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:
Mayor Bob Muckle
Date: April 18, 2017 303.335.4533
Subject: Malcolm Fleming to Depart Louisville City Manager Position after Ten Years
Louisville, CO – April 18, 2017—The Louisville City Council today announced that Malcolm Fleming will be leaving his position as City Manager in July 2017, after serving ten years as the City’s top administrator.
“Malcolm has been very effective throughout his tenure,” said Louisville Mayor Bob Muckle. “The City’s accomplishments over the past ten years are a reflection of Malcolm’s leadership. The City has been fortunate to have Malcolm working closely with City Council and managing our team of skilled and dedicated public servants,” he added. “Malcolm provided the City with thoughtful and proactive leadership, and always placed Louisville’s interests first.”
Mr. Fleming will continue as City Manager until July 14, 2017. Mayor Muckle stated Fleming’s departure is not the result of any specific disputes, and was arrived at mutually.
During his tenure as City Manager, Mr. Fleming provided key leadership overseeing many City initiatives, during a period when the City was consistently ranked as one of the best communities to live in America. Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Lipton cited among Mr. Fleming’s noteworthy accomplishments his oversight of millions of dollars in major capital projects for the City, including the reconstruction of the McCaslin Interchange, flood recovery efforts from the 2013 flood, the South Street downtown pedestrian gateway under the BNSF Railroad, and the project underway to renovate the City Recreation/Senior Center and Memory Square Pool. He also commended Mr. Fleming’s leadership on economic development and fiscal matters, citing the City’s business incentive programs, redevelopment initiatives, budget innovations and fiscal stewardship that helped the City achieve a AA+ bond rating.
“Malcolm is an approachable, effective and skilled manager. His professional, balanced style has been a great strength for the City,” Mayor Muckle said.
Mr. Fleming said, “Ten years is a good long time, the City has a great team in place, and I’m ready to pursue other challenges. Because we have a very ambitious work plan this year, I plan to work through mid-July to help facilitate a smooth transition. Between now and then, I will work with the City Council, the Management Team and all city staff to help keep things running smoothly and give Council time to work out how they want to select the new city manager.”
Mayor Muckle stated that Deputy City Manager Heather Balser will assume Mr. Fleming’s duties upon his departure and that the City Council would meet soon to discuss the process for recruitment of a new city manager.
Click here for a copy of Mr. Fleming's email to City employees.