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Park City’s previous City Manager Diane Foster is moving to Colorado to assume the assistant city manager role in Aspen. She was selected out of a pool of more than 70 applicants.

Diane Foster has lived in Park City for 20 years and held the role of city manager from 2016 to 2019. She parted ways with Park City last fall and says her focus has been to find another cool place in a resort town to continue her career.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong has a recap of yesterdays’ meeting, where the council discussed the new health order on re-opening business. Former Park City Manager Diane Foster talks about her new role as the Assistant City Manager of Aspen, Colorado, and Photographer Matt Davis talks about his Front Steps Project - which has raised more than $11,000 for the Park City Community Foundation.

Diane Foster

Former Park City Manager Diane Foster has been named as the new Assistant City Manager for Aspen. 

The announcement was made at Tuesday’s Aspen City Council meeting. Foster was let go by the Park City Council last October with the council saying they were moving in a new direction.

According to a press release from  Aspen,  Foster was chosen from 71 applicants and she comes to Aspen with over a decade of municipal leadership experience and expertise.

Matt Dias – who has served as interim Park City Manager since October- will now serve in that capacity full time. 

While the announcement was made on Monday, the Park City Council won’t vote on Dias’s employment agreement until its January 9th meeting.

Dias was hired in 2013 as Assistant City Manager. He was named Interim Manager in October after the council voted to sever its employment contract with then manager Diane Foster. At the time, the council gave no specific reason for that separation.

The Park City Council meets Thursday, under the new leadership of interim City Manager Matt Dias.   

After Park City Manager Diane Foster’s recent separation from Park City Municipal Corporation, the city council named Assistant City Manager Matt Dias interim city manager. Dias is excited about the opportunity, but he says Foster’s departure is bittersweet.

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Park City Mayor Andy Beerman, joined by Councilmembers Tim Henney, Becca Gerber and Nann Worel, voted at a special meeting Friday to terminate City Manager Diane Foster’s 2013 employment agreement without cause, meaning Foster’s employment did not end due to reasons such as embezzlement or theft; violation of her duties and responsibilities as city manager; or other conduct in violation of city ethics code. Councilmembers Steve Joyce and Lynn Ware Peek were excused from the meeting due to scheduling conflicts.

 

In a letter to Park City Municipal staff Tuesday morning, Park City Manager Diane Foster announced her removal from her role as city manager. Foster says Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council made the decision. She asked staff to give their support to Assistant City Manager Matt Dias, who will step into the role as interim city manager, effective immediately.

 

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Park City continues its efforts to address traffic circulation and access in Old Town. The city council will hear an update on the plan Thursday. 

Since the Park City Council instructed city staff to move forward with measures to alleviate traffic congestion in Old Town, a few ideas and projects have risen to the top.

Local News Hour - September 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019

On today’s program, South Summit Superintendent Shad Sorenson has an update on the opening of the school year, growth and the upcoming bond election. Park City Manager Diane Foster and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Health Dept. Director of Behavioral Health Aaron Newman and Nelson Clayton with Healthy U Behavioral Summit County have details about the new behavioral health crisis numbers and Hearth and Hill Co-Owner Brooks Kirchheimer and Meghan Miller Ex.

Summit County Planning Commission member, Malena Stevens has an update on yesterday’s Planning Meeting. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Economic Development Director, Jonathan Weidenhamer and Public utilities Director, Clint McAfee talk about the City Council meeting coming up on Thursday. Summit County Health Department Representative, Derek Siddoway talks about the upcoming Farmers Market that will run the next three Tuesdays at the Park City Hospital.

Local News Hour - July 31,2019

Jul 31, 2019

On today’s program, East Side Summit County resident Mike Crittenden talks about the plan for a Cedar Crest Overlay Community. Park City Manager Diane Foster has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and David Burele with Future iQ, the consultant for Vision 2020 will have some background on this week's visioning sessions and results from the community survey. Yuri Jenson with the Wasatch Latino Coalition talks about the mission of the group and the survey they’re working on.

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Park City Manager Diane Foster recently met with Summit County Manager Tom Fisher and Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh to discuss each party’s interest in including unincorporated areas of Summit County in the municipalities’ annexation policy plans. Hideout’s plan would nearly triple the size of the town, with boundaries extending to Jordanelle Reservoir and encompassing the Quinn’s Junction area. Annexation policy plans outline possibilities for long-term expansion to accommodate growth—they don’t detail actions that will occur.

On today’s program, a final look back with Travis English, outgoing Summit County Fair manager. He is being replaced by Tyler Orgill. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer and Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder has details about the new electric vehicle charging station network and Laura Diaz Moore tells her story about her decision to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.

Executive Director, Wendy Fisher of Utah Open Lands talks about the announcement recently made by Kerry Armstrong, her intention to donate  the Red Barn Property, a 13 acre parcel in Thaynes Canyon to Park City as permanent open space. She also talks about the $1 million still needed to preserve the 16 acre Snow Ranch Pastures property. Park City Manger Diane Foster gives a preview of Thursday’s council meeting including an annexation discussion on the town of Hideout. Brad Greeno and Lexi Grimes of Brighton Anglers talk about the Fish For Garbage Day planned for Saturday.

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The driver of a Park City bus is suspected of driving under the influence after the bus went off the road Saturday morning.   Only the driver and a passenger were on board, and neither one was injured according to Summit County officials.  The incident happened around 8am on Homestead Road between Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook subdivisions. 

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