Martin accepts offer from CV town council
Takes post as town manager Aug. 9
Russ Martin has resigned his position as town manager of Hayden, Colo., in order to take the same position in Camp Verde.
Martin accepted the offer from the Camp Verde Town Council last week. He tendered his resignation Friday. It becomes effective Aug. 7, and he will start work in Camp Verde on Aug. 9.
Hayden is a town of about 2,000 outside of Steamboat Springs. Martin has been town manager for six and a half years.
Martin and his wife Ann have two children, Michael, 7, and McKenna, 5.
"I am excited for the opportunities that are there and look forward to working closely with the community of Camp Verde its mayor, council and staff," Martin stated in his resignation letter to Hayden Mayor Lorraine Johnson and the Hayden council.
As town manager, he oversaw the revision of the town's land use codes, infrastructure development and the completion a comprehensive visioning process.
Prior to working in Hayden, Martin was the human resource director and planner in the larger town of Minturn, Colo., for two years. Before that he was a regional planner for Six County Association of Governments in Richfield, Utah, for four years.
Since 2007, he has been chairman of the Yampa Valley Partners, a nonprofit board dedicated to regional initiatives.
He grew up in Colorado and holds degrees from New Mexico State University and Utah State University.
The Camp Verde Town Council voted unanimously July 7 to offer a contract to Martin. He will replace Michael Scannell, who was hired as manager of Chino Valley. Marshal Dave Smith is currently serving as interim town manager in Camp Verde.