The Monument board of trustees has named the town treasurer to the position of interim town manager.
Pam Smith, who has been treasurer for the town of Monument for eight years, was named to the position at the Jan. 22 board meeting. Town manager Cathy Green was asked to resign on Jan. 11.
Smith was originally brought in as interim town treasurer and applied for the permanent position and was hired. The town of Monument was her first government job. She previously was a controller for Prudential Real Estate.
Smith said she will be facilitating jobs with the different departments until a permanent town manager is hired.
The town is paying out Green's contract for six months and probably won't start their search for at least three months due to budget constraints.
As town manager Green worked on several projects including the Baptist Road interchange, widening and improvements, creation of a dedicated revenue source for a future water supply, construction of a new police department and town hall, replacement of portable toilets with constructed restrooms in Limbach Park, building of band shell in Limbach Park using volunteers, received partial grant and construction of new storm, sewer and streetscape on Third Street, used volunteers to take back parking lots at Big Red, plant grass and turn into public art park, planted trees along Second Street, adopted architectural guidelines for downtown Monument, adopted boundaries for discounted water in downtown Monument and created the Jim Moore Award for Urban Excellence.
If anyone would like to speak to Green she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The interim Town manager can be contacted at 719-481-2954.