Killington manager takes back reins of EDTBy CRISTINA KUMKA
Staff Writer | September 17,2012KILLINGTON — The town manager is taking back the duties he held before being promoted to run the town.
Town Manager Seth Webb was originally hired in 2010 to run the town’s new Economic Development and Tourism Department. He was succeeded by his protege, Suzie Dundas, who resigned effective Sept. 1.
So Webb is overseeing the department again, adding those duties to those of town manager, according to Jeanne Karlhuber, head of the EDT’s advisory commission.
“He is overseeing the department and the future staffing plans,” she said.
Webb said the town has not advertised for the EDT director’s position yet and is “currently evaluating what kind of staffing structure will best serve the town moving forward.”
He added, “That evaluation and our 2013 (and beyond) plan will guide our search for new personnel.”
Webb said he will head up the EDT through at least November.
Karlhuber said, “I think Seth is capable of working with the Select Board and the commission to move us forward in a positive way.”
The department’s budget, funded through the 1 percent local option tax, was cut nearly in half this year to about $400,000.
The department focuses on efforts to sustain and enhance the town’s tourism-based economy, including marketing and special events, and serves as the communications and public affairs arm of the town.
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