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Town manager David Mitchem in running for Branson, Mo., job

Staff Writer

Pagosa Springs Town Manager David Mitchem is one of two finalists for the city administrator position in Branson, Mo., according to a story on the website for Branson’s Tri-Lakes News dated Sep. 13.

“David Mitchem is the town manager of the town of Pagosa Springs,” the article elaborated, “a tourist community in southwest Colorado, where his focus was on enhancing the community’s quality of life and creating a business friendly environment.   Previously, he served as CEO of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council, and in various positions with the state of Missouri, including executive director of the Missouri Training and Employment Center, deputy director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, and deputy director of the Missouri Department of Labor.”

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This story was posted on September 19, 2013.

5 Responses to Town manager David Mitchem in running for Branson, Mo., job

  1. walmarthater

    September 20, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Bringing in walmart is “enhancing the communitys quality of life”???? Take a look at Castle Rock, nothing but big box stores and outlet malls. Good Riddance Mitchem!!

  2. NOwalmart

    September 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    GOODBYE and take Walmart with you….

  3. photchkiss

    September 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I lived in Castle Rock and there is a whole lot more to there than big box stores, sorry you never got off I25!

  4. walmarthater

    September 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I lived there also, from 74-94. I was just referencing the “achievements” mitchem brought to the town. no offense to castle rock.

  5. photchkiss

    September 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Just needed clarification then. Pagosa is wonderful but comparing Castle Rock to here is not apples to apples. Pagosa needs the taxes from business like it or not it can help in a positive way. Just being a “hater” doesn’t help the community.